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Jon Myers

Jon Myers

Designer, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Joined over 2 years ago

  • 5 stories
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  • 14 upvotes
  • Posted to Apple Thunderbolt Display vs 4k/5k Displays, in reply to Anh Pham , Apr 08, 2017

    Thanks! It's the Microsoft Sculpt.

    https://www.microsoft.com/accessories/en-us/products/keyboards/sculpt-ergonomic-desktop/l5v-00001

    I have the newer version of this keyboard that's in grey, but prefer this one.

    Side note, I know an Anh Pham in Saigon (common name, I know) - just curious if you are the same person! lol - take care.

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  • Posted to Apple Thunderbolt Display vs 4k/5k Displays, Apr 08, 2017

    I was using the iMac5K along with a Thunderbolt as a secondary display.

    I found the Thunderbolt to just be hard on the eyes.

    Recently, I picked up the 2016 MBP.

    Despite the fact the LG hardware is ugly AF, I decided to go with the two LG 5K displays.

    The resolution and image quality on the displays is awesome. I wouldn't go back.

    Each display has a USB C out and both must be plugged into the MBP. Also, each display then has 3 additional USB C ports, which come in handy.

    If you are setting up the workstation (bringing your laptop in and out) everyday, it can get annoying.

    The two USB C plugs must be inserted into the MBP at nearly the exact same time, which can be annoying. Daily use, I leave the MBP closed and there is no lag on the displays at all.

    Highly recommend this set up.

    I was really down on the new MBP, but honestly, Touchbar gimmicks aside, it's a pretty awesome machine, and I'm glad I upgraded.

    My set up:

    my set up

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  • Posted to What is the one thing that vastly improved the way you work?, Jan 17, 2017

    I've become fierce about

    demanding clarity - what exactly do you mean, why, why.

    design systems - versus one-offs.

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  • Posted to Why has Apple made the Apple TV experience more confusing with the TV app?, Jan 02, 2017

    I have been silently wrestling with the same thoughts.

    I really love(ish) the AppleTV 4.

    It’s especially useful (in most cases) as an expat living in Vietnam.

    The feature has shown up on my AppleTV here. I’m assuming it’s because I have a U.S. based iTunes account.

    The move by Apple is boneheaded and ham-fisted.

    Aside from the wonky AF user experience they’ve jammed in, the visual language of the TV app is ill-fitting. It looks like a black hole. The typography in the TV app got crunky and all big print Reader's Digest.

    My guess, there are a flood of live streaming, TV publishers hitting the tvOS app store. One example, the Directv Now (not available abroad, ohh well, guess I have to steal their shit

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  • Posted to 2017 Goals, Dec 29, 2016

    Create more positive habits I can keep up.

    Ignore the goals and enjoy the journey.

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  • Posted to Freelancers: Sole proprietorship vs LLC vs S Corp? , Dec 16, 2016

    When I lived in the US, I found the Freelancer’s Union very useful and I was a member. They may be able to help you evaluate some of your questions based on your specific situation.

    https://www.freelancersunion.org/

    In general, it’s better to be incorporated as a business entity and run your business through that entity. In some cases, depending on the customer, it’s required.

    If you're a single member of your company, an S-Corp (again, case dependent) is unlikely the best type of entity. An LLC formed in the right state may make more sense.

    A Wyoming LLC offers independents and freelancers some of the best options.

    It’s a pro-business state, there are not a lot of crazy fees and red tape. Your company file is online and accessible.

    They are also fast to set up. Usually a few days.

    In terms of asset protection, their structure gives your assets more protection.

    They offer single member LLCs specific rights and legal protections as well.

    Finally, there is no sales tax or income tax in Wyoming.

    If you Google around, you will find companies that specialize in just Wyoming LLC formation with boiler plate operating agreements, etc.,

    Good luck.

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  • Posted to Project Felix | Now Available, Dec 15, 2016

    Looks cool.

    However, I have spent 15 minutes trying to find the download link.

    Yes, I have signed into my (dead) Creative Cloud account.

    It pushes you back to the product page and into a loop.

    Goofballs.

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  • Posted to Why our design team uses Figma, Dec 10, 2016

    Straight up, there's not a lot of substance or sincerity in this article in order to be taken seriously. It feels like "content marketing" done in collusion.

    I'm trying to wrap my head around this workflow. It sounds urgently, non-urgent where synchronized feedback is irrelevant.

    There's not enough details on "how we work" as a team to answer why this is superior to Sketch, Invison and the Sketch ecosystem.

    Sketch plus InVision's 134mil raised to date, in addition to their understanding of designers, design and their contributions to the design community are far more valuable to me.

    I don't make decisions for tools I live in 4 - 6 hours a day on "what has potential".

    There's a huge reason for teams not to adopt Figma. We have zero information on pricing.

    If your VC knows their VC who is backing the company you're working for and you're trying to curry favor, sure, Medium away.

    I fail to see any persuasive specifics beyond what appear to be incremental improvements at best.

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  • Posted to Thoughts on Credit Karma Redesign?, in reply to Duncan Russell , Dec 08, 2016

    lmao - haha, thanks!

    It's just fun right.

    First beer in Vietnam is on me.

    Cheers!

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  • Posted to Thoughts on Credit Karma Redesign?, in reply to Ted McDonald , Dec 08, 2016

    That's a great question.

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