Refinement and simplicity are implied, rather than fussiness, or ostentation.
An elegant solution, often referred to in relation to problems in disciplines such as mathematics, engineering, and programming, is one in which the maximum desired effect is achieved with the smallest, or simplest effort.
Engineers, for example, seek the elegant solution as a means of solving a problem with the least possible waste of materials and effort. The elegant solution is also likely to be accomplished with appropriate methods and materials.
That's all I aspire with my work.
(The word effort can be misleading, I'd use resources instead).
Some thoughts after a conversation with my friend Raúl Gil.
There are a number of times when our mind clings to something tightly, and it is rarely helpful:
- I am right, the other person is wrong.
- That person is living their life in the wrong way, they should change.
- My preference is the best way, others are wrong.
- This is the thing I want, I don’t want anything else.
- I really don’t like that, it sucks.
- I should have that person in my life, loving me.
- I shouldn’t be alone, shouldn’t be overweight, shouldn’t be however I am, shouldn’t have this life.
In all of these cases, and more, our minds are fixed in a certain viewpoint, and we often judge others. We complain. We are attached to what we want and what we don’t want.
It leads to stress. Unhappiness. Anger. Righteousness. Being judgmental. Distancing ourselves from others. Closed-offedness.
Excellent points on how to deal with these situations on this article by Leo Babauta.
I've just found out that there is a customizable shortcut to switch layers in Procreate.
That's a big improvement!
I've implemented the basic functionality of Log.
I can now add, edit, and delete logs. I've implemented a rating system to track how much time I've spent on the task (available daily time, from 1 to 10), and how was my mood before and after the task.
I've also implemented suggestions for Area and Projects, so most of the times I won't have to type.
Adding a new log entry takes me about 5 seconds.
I'm now working on the design. I want to add graphs to visualize my logs.
Last year I started building an operating system for my life and studio. It already has some neat features like keeping track of my income, doing accounting, and managing my projects.
Now I'm building my own daily log system.
It will be a super fast and simple (but powerful) way of tracking my daily activity.