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I'm 26 now, was 24 when I first developed them. It just came on as a bit of a shock (having had no real health problems at all prior to that). But yeah, it's reassuring to hear other designers have to deal with them too.
I've had them for 2 years now. I noticed they were there after a period of stress at work where I was staring at my computer constantly (trying to get work finished for a deadline), not sleeping enough, and had developed eye strain as well. Was really terrifying at first, but after a year I learned to ignore them. However, they got worse at the end of last year and I'm trying to figure out if it's due to certain habits. My floaters are worst when it's sunny or there's bright lighting inside. Adjusting the lighting/closing the blinds usually makes them bearable enough to ignore for me.
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This isn't the conference I saw her at, but I think it's the same talk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3e3V66TH2Y
The content on that site is precisely why I try to avoid the comments section on here. It's awful. DN, for me, is the best site out there at curating good quality articles/designs/hosting real design discussions, and yet at least once a week I scroll through the comments here and get a sick feeling in my stomach because I have to read another misogynistic or just generally rude and insulting remark.
I think it’s pretty clear that the lack of women on this website is not attributed to a lack of women in design or interest in being a part of design communities, but rather the way certain people here make this place completely unwelcoming to us.
I don't think anybody (sane) would tell you that straight white men are all misogynists - just that being straight, white and male automatically affords you privilege over those who aren't - I saw an excellent talk by Lena Reinhard where she explained it articulately, highly recommend checking out her stuff.
First off, it's hardly the same situation as email scamming -- he's not asking for money, he's asking for information about job opportunities and putting himself out there. The fact that it's a 'random' Tumblr with very little personal information is most likely due to the fact that, as he kept saying, he's embarrassed to be "begging" for help, but he's desperate. Also, Tumblr is quick and easy to set up and affords you as much anonymity as you need, whereas communities such as DN or LinkedIn require a name, encourage you to add personal info about where you work, your Twitter, etc. etc. From the tone and content of the writing, it's not just some random scammer -- the story is very detailed and specific to the industry e.g. I doubt a random scammer would know what Slack is, or Rails, etc. etc.
Secondly, you're writing this scathing response assuming that it's completely false, when you don't know for sure. It's great that you've managed to overcome obstacles in your professional life but it's not your place to impose your beliefs on other people. You have no right to tell people how to live their lives or mock them for asking for help. I know what it's like to struggle at the beginning of your career after a knockback, you start to lose faith in your abilities and wonder if anyone will ever give you a chance. I can't imagine how that must feel given the added pressure of having a family to support. It's all well saying it was irresponsible of him to begin a family when he was working in a factory, but a) there's nothing he can do about that now, he can't go back in time, and b) haven't you met anybody who didn't go to college, worked a regular job to provide for their family, then went to college or tried to make it in a skilled industry to give themselves a better life? I met plenty of mature students at university with similar stories. It's a big gamble to take but it can pay off majorly.
Nice! I will definitely be using this.
Love the design. I've had web design lethargy for a while now and feel like I haven't seen anything really different in forever, but I really love this - especially the résumé accordion.
Obvious one, but something that's hard to actually do: stop getting attached to your designs. You may think it's the best thing you've ever created but chances are, either your coworkers or clients will challenge and change it - and you'll learn to embrace this as it allows you to constantly evolve as a designer.
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