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Clement’s microblog about random stuff he can’t fit anywhere else.

Clement. Visual, UI, UX designer. Foolish optimist. Believe in love, friendship, and the good in everyone.   Just a boy trying to find his place in life.   Say hello?

Fri • Jul 18   2014

How to Teach Google What a Story Is

By ALEXIS C. MADRIGALThe Atlantic

Here is an in-depth article from The Atlantic about the Google+ Stories feature our team has been working on for the past year or so.

Even though Joseph, Brett, and myself were the only ones at the interview, there were many more people involved that brought Stories to life and made it possible. I’m humbled to be working with such an talented team on this amazing project.

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Wed • Jul 16   2014

Airbnb introduces the Bélo

I thought it was pretty clever.

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Tue • Jul 15   2014

Don’t chase people. Be you and do your own thing and work hard. The right people who belong in your life will come to you and stay.

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Mon • Jul 7   2014

Claude Lev-Strauss, Tristes Tropiques. The underlying philosophy of liberalism, and the consumer culture it generates, condensed into nine sentences:

In Martinique, I had visited rustic and neglected rum-distilleries where the equipment and the methods used had not changed since the eighteenth century. In Puerto Rico, on the other hand, in the factories of the company which enjoys a virtual monopoly over the whole of the sugar production, I was faced by a display of white enamel tanks and chromium piping. Yet the various kinds of Martinique rum, as I tasted them in front of ancient wooden vats thickly encrusted with waste matter, were mellow and scented, whereas those of Puerto Rico are coarse and harsh. We may suppose, then, that the subtlety of the Martinique rums is dependent on impurities the continuance of which is encouraged by the archaic method of production. To me, this contrast illustrates the paradox of civilization: its charms are due essentially to the various residues it carries along with it, although this does not absolve us of the obligation to purify the stream. By being doubly in the right, we are admitting our mistake. We are right to be rational and to try to increase our production and so keep manufacturing costs down. But we are also right to cherish those very imperfections we are endeavouring to eliminate. Social life consists in destroying that which gives it its savour.

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Sun • Jul 6   2014

Everyone Says I Must Be Running Away

… the real secret to life is that you get what you want when you do what you want.

Life is what you make it out to be.

Life is yours to create.

We are all chained down by the burdens we place upon ourselves, whether they are bills, errands … If you really want something, you have to go after it.

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