Francesco Schwarz

Hi, Iโ€™m Francesco, a Frontend Developer from Munich, Germany. This is my little corner of the web. Thanks for stopping by! ๐Ÿ‘‹

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    There is so much to learn from this podcast episode, I listened to it during a run this morning.

    On days when good things happen, as you’d expect, people tend to report increases in things like positive affect, life satisfaction or self-esteem, but individuals who score high in measures of purpose in life, on those days when good things happen, they tend to look emotionally even keel. It’s almost as if that good thing didn’t happen. I’ll just say, although that may be jarring at first, it’s like purpose almost blocks you from reaping the benefits of a good thing, over time, you would not want your emotional tone to be bouncing around based upon the experiences that are happening to you. Over the course of one’s lifespan, it might be beneficial to remain even keel or as close as possible to life’s experiences, and feel good irrespective of what’s happening around you.

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    This is why the octopus is such an interesting case – it can be seen as a form of “conscious exotica”, or an example of consciousness very unlike our own, as Halina writes in an essay on the subject. Octopuses are different enough from us that a lot of our assumptions about them have to be questioned – and even our assumptions about ourselves.

    Fascinating creatues. Let’s hope plans for the world’s first commerical octopus farm in Spain won’t go ahead. 🤞

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    Bare Figures

    Thoughts on a 10+ year old side project of mine that just went offline.

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    Mark Kaufman about a “successful, deceptive PR campaign”. Eye-opening.

    British Petroleum, the second largest non-state owned oil company in the world, with 18,700 gas and service stations worldwide, hired the public relations professionals Ogilvy & Mather to promote the slant that climate change is not the fault of an oil giant, but that of individuals.

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    At the beginning of the year, I decided to volunteer as a senior citizen assistant.

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    Ivan Demchenko on how to think about Design Systems.

    During my time at Personio, I participated in the process of re-thinking the existing Design System. I noticed that dissecting the system into layers helped us answer some tricky questions. So, bear with me.