Personal site of Felipe Lavín, co-founder & partner at Bloom User Experience.

I’m a web developer with a passion for the open web, WordPress and UX, crafting fine digital goods from Viña del Mar, Chile.

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  • It’s time for Debian
    Jonathan Carter, Debian Project Leader, writes about the end of CentOS as we know it — their recent decission to base newer releases on CentOS Stream instead of a more stable branch now makes it a less-than-ideal choice for servers. Earlier this year, I switched away from Ubuntu after close to 10 years of using… Continue reading It’s time for Debian

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  • Designers: design less, think more

    Over time, it becomes apparent that design it’s less about “drawing” or creating a graphic solution and more about understanding the problem and weighting the solutions“Once you get to Figma, most of the hard work should already be done”

  • Digital manors and warlords

    On Neofeudalism and the Digital Manor, Cory Doctorow compares Apple, Microsoft, Google to warlords willing to defend your digital security… unless they’re compelled to turn on you by a government power, which, it turns out, happens quite a lot. A good reminder that all that sensitive information that they’re collecting on you, can and will be used against you, just as that seemingly well-intentioned control over your device will be abused.

  • Responsabilidad, política y bien común

    Para mí, la política tiene prioridad sobre la ética. No en el sentido vulgar de que podamos hacer lo que queramos -incluso matar, subordinando la ética a la política-, sino que en un sentido mucho más radical: lo que definimos como nuestro bien común no es algo que simplemente está ahí; por el contrario, tenemos que asumir la responsabilidad de definirlo.

    Slavoj Zizek – Pedir lo imposible
  • New template for fcovera.info

    My good friend Francisco Vera recently released a new version of his personal site where he’s continuously sharing his work and insights on the craft of experience and service design. You can also check the source code for his template on GitHub.

  • Performant front-end architecture

    This performant front-end archicture article it’s an excellent high-level technical overview of the entire process for showing a web page, from downloading resources to rendering and prefetching.

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