What I do now?

Hey there! I'm 28 and I live in 🇺🇦 Ukraine. Here's what I'm up to right now.

Working

Reading

Writing

Changelog

Dark patterns

Dark patterns

Designers always deal with these “dark patterns” that help companies collect the data about the customer and “improve their experience”. Would be interesting to hear your thoughts on this. Do you think it’s better to use these patterns to achieve business goals or protect user’s privacy? Anything that can be a good option for both?

“When you look at the way dark patterns are employed across digital engagement, generally, [the internet allows them to be] substantially exacerbated and made less visible to consumers. Understanding the effect of that is really important to us as we craft our strategy for the digital economy.”

Source: https://www.vox.com/recode/22351108/dark-patterns-ui-web-design-privacy

Dream

Dream

Don’t let your dreams get buried under life.

Meditation

Meditation

Meditation can rewire your brain for the better

No day is the same

No day is the same

Also, I hate weekends.

If you wait until you feel like doing stuff, you’re fucked

If you wait until you feel like doing stuff, you’re fucked

I do everything easily. Everything that I do comes easily to me.

It doesn't mean that I'm not working hard. That means that the work that most people would treat as hard brings me joy.

If the work that people treat as hard also comes hard for me — that's because I don't feel happy doing it. There are two ways to resolve this situation:

  1. Don't do the work that doesn't make me happier
  2. Find happiness in hard work

You're doing "your thing" when, after a day of hard work, you feel happy, not tired.

Colleges

Colleges

In the United States, there are 4400 colleges. It appears that there are 4300 too many. You're paying nearly $100,000 for Zoom classes, whereas a podcast on a topic of interest can provide you with more valuable information in an hour than a semester at a college.

Being honest

Being honest

Being honest is more valuable than being cool. This is why I have changed my avatar on Twitter. Today I made a decision to take my social media more seriously.

On Twitter, I share what I'm thinking about.

On Instagram, I share what my life looks like.

On LinkedIn, I share what I'm working on.

These are three primary points I put my focus on right now.

I'm not comfortable yet with putting myself in front of the camera and making YouTube videos. But I have a strong desire to change this in the near future.