#26 — Advice for design students, Vesper is shutting down, Apple’s AI

10 things worth sharing each week

Hi there,

Thanks for reading my email.

In this week, I’m still suffering from my jet lag. And immediately I’m hosting another judges meeting for the up-coming web design competition.

  1. Vesper is shutting down. I love Vesper so much that I am building a clone for myself to take notes. It will import Vesper’s note. More on that later.

  2. In terms of software development, remember that every feature has a hidden cost.

  3. Here is an example of not shipping a feature.

  4. What you see is what you use. This is exactly what Luke said Obvious always wins.

  5. I draw on iPads. This Pattern app sounds promising.

  6. Mike shares 10 things you need to learn in design school if you’re tired of wasting your money. It’s true but design students often ignore.

  7. I read the book Steal Like an Artist several times. This article summarizes the book into 5 ways to steal like an artist.

  8. Context is a new window switcher. I’m not a fan of window switcher because I hide all other windows on desktop to stay solo-tasking. But it’s still nice to check it out.

  9. An exclusive inside look at how artificial intelligence and machine learning work at Apple. The highlight is how Apple builds the AI without sacrificing user’s privacy: “According to Apple, it’s all done so your preferences, predilections, and peregrinations are private.” “We don’t want that information stored in Apple servers.” “There is no need that Apple as a corporation needs to know your habits, or when you go where.”

  10. If you care about your privacy, you may want to turn off the usage sharing between Whatsapp and Facebook.

It’s time for me to write my class note: Thinking in ReactJS.

Until next week,
Thomas Mak