#10 — on group chat, mic drop, design and life

10 things worth sharing

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Here is my latest workspace, with iPad Pro as an external monitor of iMac. Moleskine with Bullet Journal style todo list.

My latest workspace

Here is what I have read in the last week and find them worth spreading to my friends.

  1. I’m about to finish another jQuery course teaching. You can find the course material here. (If you sign-up, you can add notes there)

  2. I read a story about a man left his wife on a sinking ship and save himself. I can tell it’s really a different mindset after having a child.

  3. I don’t like using only Slack to manage project. Actually I find Slack to be distracting. This “Is group chat making you sweat” post from Jason Fried explains the situation very well.

  4. By the way, here is another post (short one) that doubts conversational software.

  5. It was April Fools day last Friday. The most annoying joke that I know would be the Gmail’s Mic Drop. And I like this comment: “I am NEVER going to get in a Google self-driving car on April Fools’ Day.” — Harry McCracken.

  6. On interface design, I total agree on this essay: Why I love ugly, messy interfaces — and you probably do too.

  7. I read the post “The Future is Without Apps” by Donny Reynolds. I think it is too early to say that, but I do agree the point of web and app is blending together.

  8. I guess every one is aware of the new WhatsApp end-to-end encryption. I’m actually surprised that they didn’t implement it until now.

  9. I read an interesting Quora question: What is it that no one tells you about quitting your job and travelling the world? That’s the question I often ask myself at the evening looking at myself through the bathroom mirror.

  10. At last, let’s have something inspirational: 100 Days of Lettering.

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I wish you a great Friday night and enjoy the weekend!

Until next week,

Thomas Mak