Rounded Corners in the Apple Ecosystem
Jun 2, 2020, 5:57 PM
If you look closely, you’ll rarely find a sharp corner in any Apple product. From the HomePod, to keyboard buttons, to elements in Apple’s own apps, the shapes are so smoothly-rounded that it’s not apparent where the straight lines end and...
A Smooth Corner Radius in iOS
Jun 2, 2020, 5:54 PM
I remember looking at an Apple interface, comparing it to the things I was creating, and feeling a bit miffed that Apple’s designs were even rounder and warmer than mine. Once I learned about this shape called a squircle and figured out...
Community-Sourced Approach to Translating the Minimal | Notes App
Mar 5, 2020, 4:48 PM
Making Minimal accessible + beautiful in more languages.Minimal has a strong community of beta testers. There are hundreds of notetakers around the world, some writing in Minimal for more than an hour every day. I’m confident that...
Building Minimal | Notes
Feb 5, 2020, 6:21 PM
My journey as an indie developer crafting my favorite notes appI’m a software developer, and yet I delight in coarse technology. I love a comfortable pair of pants, paper that prevents ink bleed, a table that doesn’t wobble, and a sharp...
The importance of tracking your meditation practice.
Dec 4, 2019, 3:41 PM
As humans, we are surprisingly simple in how we discover and respond to motivation. Our goals are all different, but the basic mechanics of getting excited, doing the work, and then reaping the rewards are generally consistent across...
Tea and the Value of Doing Nothing
Jul 8, 2019, 8:54 AM
I compulsively work too hard. I’d like to get better at doing nothing. So I built a company that helps me do nothing. I’m its first…Continue reading on The Startup »
I love the curiosity of asking why.
Jun 21, 2019, 1:24 PM
I love the curiosity of asking why. As you point out, it’s the means of going deep and better understanding!However, in a team environment asking people “why” a problem occurred tends to trigger defensiveness and shame. I recommend...
How To Read in the Age of the Smartphone
May 29, 2019, 5:18 PM
Civilization evolves. Technology changes. Languages shift, merge, and diverge. New mediums arrive, old mediums disappear. This is life…Continue reading on The Startup »
Peñoles: Forbidden Rock Climbing in the Chihuahua Desert
May 19, 2019, 3:34 PM
The author warming up on Cactus Rasta.I am often nervous when entering a new stage in life. The fear comes from the impending unknown, the same unknown that inspired me to venture out in the first place. This was at the forefront of my...
Your hypotheses are built around a clear separation between navigation and “self-contained…
May 30, 2018, 2:26 PM
Your hypotheses are built around a clear separation between navigation and “self-contained processes,” but I don’t believe that that distinction exists.Which is not to say you’re wrong — that’s not what I mean . I mean to say that deciding...