👋 Oi, mga repapips, Brian Dys here! I love music, photography, and creative stuff like UX design and art. This is a place where I collect my thoughts and works. Apart all these, I’m Jaycelle’s better half and Bryce’s dad. 🥰
This semi-rabbit hole exploration started this laid-back Saturday morning when I saw that Shotcut has an update that supports JSON animations. That’s when I found out about LottieFiles where you can get free animations that are downloadable as JSON files. It’s interesting to know that I can now add vector animations in Shotcut, however, the latest version of Shotcut (22.06) has a bug that fails to export to my favorite setting which is “YouTube” in MP4 format.
This led me to wonder how I can integrate Lottie animations in Figma through a plugin and there were two things that I discovered for myself:
- I can add the vector frame of the Lottie animation in Figma, and
- I can enhance my Figma prototypes using GIF animations from LottieFiles
Next week, I have an upcoming presentation to the design team about an introduction to DesignOps. One type of visual approach that I am planning is a static timeline chart that shows how capacity planning works. Then I remembered how Prezi animates their presentations — that’s how I wanted it to be. So I created Figma components that resizes in each frame depending on the zoom focus. Then each frame is connected in sequence through the prototype instant animate.
In Figma, it works in reverse compared to Prezi in the sense that:
- In Figma, the frame is fixed, and you define the subject’s zoom and angle
- In Prezi, the subject is fixed, and you define the frame’s zoom and angle
Here’s the Figma prototype I experimented with:
Our tendency to overestimate how much attention people are paying to us is a result of seeing our own perspective as the only perspective. If we’re feeling a strong emotion, we assume other people care about how we feel as much as we do.
Many claims never get ‘debunked’ or definitively refuted, they just fade away as people stop talking about them, and you don’t notice an absence if you are simply reading what is put in front of you by the media or journals.Fake Journal Club: Teaching Critical Reading
Identify the people and activities you care most deeply about. Prioritize them ruthlessly.It’s Later Than You Think
Onboarding is less about delivering information about your company, and more about allowing new employees to get to know each other and ask questions in a safe and supportive setting.Gen Z Employees Are Feeling Disconnected. Here’s How Employers Can Help.
The key is to understand that specificity trades off against freedom, and then to consciously choose for yourself a location that best suits your personality and temperament.The Freedom-Specificity Tradeoff
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The most important thing about writing is discovering novel and non-trivial truths, and determining which of your truths is most important—then imposing order, hierarchy, and linearity—through judgment, decisiveness, and will.
Just because someone presents an argument, it does not mean that it is as valid as another point of view. Trying to meet in the middle with a false compromise could lead you further from the truth or away from the correct conclusion.
The false compromise fallacy: why the middle ground is not always the best
Being an empathetic leader means fighting against your own biases, listening carefully to your reports, then using any privileges you have (by virtue of your leadership role or other factors) to take action on their behalf.
A Manager’s Guide to Helping Teams Face Down Uncertainty, Burnout and Perfectionism
Almost anyone you know and respect as a writer is known and respected because they’re able to muster brute, linear willfulness. Even if they use Roam Research or whatever, if they’re actually publishing a real body of work, then it’s their brute linear willfulness despite the handicapping of knowledge graph overwhelm.
But the deferred life plan was a bit more sinister. It was an elusive pursuit of fleeting happiness. It was a flawed belief that my life would start once I hit “my number.” Or when I retired at sixty.
It is crucial to focus on the similarities and the goal that brought you together, and not on the differences. We should always keep in mind the contributions we can make and the impact and difference we can bring. And, most importantly, we should never be afraid of speaking up.
Instead of blindly following organisational goals, servant leaders prioritise the well-being and development of individuals within their team. This results in better engagement, better mental health, and better personal growth.
Servant leadership: why being a servant leader is worth the work
Say you’re about to announce a decision. But instead of falling back on your authority to justify it — because after all, you’re the boss and what you say goes — imagine you have to justify your decision. You have to walk people through your data and analysis.
To Avoid Making These 7 Classic Strategic Mistakes, Science Says Ask Yourself 5 Questions
I wish knew that it was OK to ask questions and that it’s OK to fail.
“What I wish I’d known when I started my career”: 11 innovators tell us
From the inside, via introspection, each of us feels that our beliefs are pretty damn sensible. Sure we might harbor a bit of doubt here and there. But for the most part, we imagine we have a firm grip on reality; we don’t lie awake at night fearing that we’re massively deluded.
Your time and space are limited. Remove, give away, throw out things in your life that dont spark joy any longer in order to make room for those that do.
The road to the good life, you see, is paved with tears and furrowed brows as well as smiles and laughter.
Don’t insist on being positive – allowing negative emotions has much to teach us
Efficiency is highly overrated; Goofing off is highly underrated. Regularly scheduled sabbaths, sabbaticals, vacations, breaks, aimless walks and time off are essential for top performance of any kind. The best work ethic requires a good rest ethic.
Documenting decisions and sharing discussions in virtual spaces is crucial to keeping teams on the same page.
Slack Research Reveals These 3 Strategies Can Make Hybrid Workforces More Successful
You want to be sure that you can see yourself not just in the role you’re currently applying for but that there is a career path at the organization that you’re excited about.
Rasyon ng Inspirasyon on YouTube
Rasyon ng Inspirasyon on SoundCloud
Just several months after the covid lockdown of 2020, I was already in dire need of hope. While in a life and death, sink and swim situation, a figure appeared on TV who gave me goosebumps that indeed I can rely on the government that we, as Filipinos, got it together. A “we’re figuring it out” response was just what I needed.
What kind of Philippines do I want for myself and for my family? A country that stands for human rights. A country that stands for fairness and justice. A country that stands for accountability. A country that inspires hope that in order to have a better life, we need to be better with ourselves, and with one another. A holistic approach.
Thank you, Leni, for inspiring us to hope for a better now and future. That inspiration is the intrinsic spark of your vice-presidency and presidential campaign run.
Rasyon ng Inspirasyon on Spotify Podcast
Rasyon ng Inspirasyon Podcast Transcript
Naaalala niyo pa ba nung magsimula ang covid lockdown dito sa Manila? On-going pa noon ang ashfall mula sa Taal volcano, kaya mag stock na kami ng masks. Magkasunod na pagsubok bumagsak sa ating lahat. Makalipas ang ilang buwan tsaka ko naramdaman ang kawalan ng pag-asa. Pakiramdam ko parang bangkang may butas ang ating bansa pagdating sa pandemic response. Isang araw, lumabas sa TV si Leni at nagpahayag ng mensahe ng pag-asa. Literal na tumindig ang balahibo ko dahil tsaka ko lang na-realize na pwede pala akong kumapit sa gobyerno.
Ito sa harapan ko ang isang tao na nakatayo sa gitna ng kaguluhan, nagsasabi na ito ang mga pwede nating gawin para ‘di tayo maglugmok ng epekto ng pandemya — sa kalusugan at ekonomiya. Salita lang ang mga ‘yon pero napakalaking bagay para sa akin na maging matatag at harapin ang takot.
Anong klaseng Pilipinas ang gusto ko para sa sarili at para sa pamilya ko? Pilipinas na nagpapahalaga sa buhay at karapatang pantao. Isang bansang makatarungan at patas. Isang bansang pinamumunuan ng mga tao na responsable sa kanilang mga tungkulin sa bayan. At higit sa lahat, isang bansa na nangingibabaw ang pag-asa. Pag-asa ang gas at langis natin upang bumangon at magpatuloy, upang maging mabuti unang-una sa ating sarili at sa isa’t-isa. Sa pamamagitan ng pag-asa tayo yayabong.
Nagpapasalamat ako sa’yo, Leni, dahil para sa akin naipakita mo kung ano ang posible para sa isang pinuno. Ang pagiging matino at pagbibigay ng inspirasyon at pag-asa.
Para sa inspirasyon na dulot mo ang kantang ito. May mga ilang salita akong naisulat na nagsisilbing pundasyon ng gusto kong sabihin sa kanta:
Ang pagbuhos ng rasyon ng inspirasyon
May takdang araw
Ang mismong eleksyon, isang araw. Ang buhay natin, araw-araw.
Lahat tayong mga Pilipino ay nasa iisang bansa. Nasa iisang bangka. Magkakaiba tayo at magkakasama tayo. Isang matapat na pamumuno ang pinanghahawakan natin para patuloy tayo sa paglayag.
Rasyon ng Inspirasyon Chords
Rasyon ng Inspirasyon
Chords by Brian Dys Sahagun
12 May 2022
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