Alex’s Notes

Pen and paper, thought and mind to the world.

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How has Google been able to get away with the “Hold CMD + Q” to quit Chrome when the universal way to quit apps is simply press CMD + Q? It is a running joke that they are the gold standard of design when they break obvious patterns like this, and Chrome isn’t their only app that has incredibly frustrating design “features.”

The hilarity of this makes it impossible not to share:

“Give a man a program, frustrate him for a day. Teach a man to program, frustrate him for a lifetime.” ~Waseem Latif

“Live in the present and the message of God will come out of you.”
– Jesse Lee Peterson

An unfinished thought


In case you haven’t noticed the world has changed recently and with it one of the most revitalizing surges of opportunity in recent memory.

When businesses around you close, when fear is the strongest smell in the air, and when assumptions require second thoughts you are forced to see the truth about your surroundings to power your convictions.

To see who you are, who others are, who needs help,

The Art of Business

An important business lesson I have recently internalized is that not every project is an art project that needs to achieve some higher purpose, but a straightforward end result that won’t explode on impact. This realization has increased my income, productivity, and made my art that much sweeter.