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macOS Facebook

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Had some free time during a long mandatory training session at work and started perusing Apple’s macOS Sketch file with all the components that go into making a desktop app. I love imagining how components come together to form something useful 🤓 The training session I was enduring had minimum time limits. For someone who reads fast and watches video at 2x I decided it would be fun to throw together a desktop version of Facebook between modules — the most BORING version possible with nothing fancy, just standard macOS components.

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Imitation as a Tool

Friday, February 14, 2014

“Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.” We’ve all heard this, it’s how the level headed react to “copycats” or “ripoffs.” The truth is imitation is natural. We may not like to admit it but we’re all skilled imitators. Without it there would be no way to talk with one another or possess similar value systems. There’s a famous chapter in Richard Dawkin’s The Selfish Gene where he coins the term ‘meme’ to explain a non-biological form of evolution — an evolution of culture from one ‘survival machine’ to another.

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