15:36 – Fastest time yet. I wonder how fast I could get with heat turned off.

I finally framed these two lovely prints from @joshmillard and they look splendid in my office.

Here's a sketch of a small pomodoro app I'm working on. It's a toy I'm building to learn Svelte.

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The stockings were hung on the stockings with care, in hopes that Benoit Mandelbrot soon would be there.

Third straight day of rain. Feeling pretty down, and having a hard time concentrating on work.

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Introspection is the enemy of happiness, so my advice is: don't. Always worked for me.

Has it though?

I don't know! That's the beauty.

Don't yank all your CSS because you're challenged by CSS.

Don't de-saturate all your photos because you struggle with color theory.

Don't limit yourself.

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Sometimes Merveilles makes me think about these lessons – because there are some strong aesthetic conventions in this group.

It's beneficial to challenge yourself to break those rules, if only just to prove to yourself that you aren't incapable of adapting and doing things a different way.

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I'm lucky to have had many teachers who challenged me.

One thing that my favorite teachers had in common: pointing out when I shy away from my weaknesses.

If I was utilizing a technique, color palette, or tool in every project, they would point it out and ask me what I could do without that tool/technique/color.

This is a great way to challenge yourself and grow in a skill.

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“The fact is that the greatest crimes are caused by excess and not by necessity. Men do not become tyrants in order that they may not suffer cold; and hence great is the honor bestowed, not on him who kills a thief, but on him who kills a tyrant.”

Aristotle could spit straight fire

Just another day in the idea mines, extracting and refining ideas.

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Merveilles is a community project aimed at the establishment of new ways of speaking, seeing and organizing information — A culture that seeks augmentation through the arts of engineering and design. A warm welcome to any like-minded people who feel these ideals resonate with them.