Jon Myers

Jon Myers

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Chief Design Officer, QUOINE Joined over 3 years ago

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  • Posted to May I have your attention, please?, Apr 26, 2018

    I get it. I've turned off nearly all of my notifications on my phone.

    The very first screen of apps on my phone is completely blank, the second screen has 8 apps/ some folders and there is a single folder/ launcher in the dock.

    That works for me, other people may need to respond to some messages with more urgency so that probably wouldn't work for everyone.

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  • Posted to How to hit the road as a design digital nomad, in reply to Ryan Hicks , Mar 15, 2018

    I’ve never had an issue and been refused entry anywhere. Nor have I known anyone who has ran into issues at customs. Here in Vietnam, I existed here for years on end on a tourist visa, which was easy to obtain. I’ve been married to a local for the last three years and have a 5-year residency permit now, so different ball-game.

    You do need to have an established tax residency somewhere.

    There’s no need to lie on your customs forms, but you don’t have to go into too much detail either.

    If strangers or customs officials ask what I do, I usually just say “computer work”. The questions usually end there.

    On the ground, Vietnam is lax on this stuff, they just want foreigners spending money, Thailand is known to be stricter on occasion.

    Back in 2014, the co-working space in Chiang Mai, Pun Space got raided by Thai military/ police.

    I think it was just a matter of confusion and money. Things seemed to be normal when I was in Chiang Mai last January.

    I wrote an article about Bootstrapping in Saigon ages ago, which blew up for a second:

    If anyone gets this way or wants more info - shoot me a message. I’d be happy to share what I know.

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  • Posted to Your thoughts on TechCrunch Redesign?, Mar 15, 2018


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  • Posted to How to hit the road as a design digital nomad, Mar 15, 2018

    Nice write up.

    I’ve been at it - on and off the road for a long time now. Buenos Aires, Santiago, Dubai, all over India and all over Southeast Asia. It’s quite possible to do.

    Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam has been my home-base for the last 5 or 6 years. I love it here.

    Mentioned in the article as a must stay with a strong community is Hanoi. A great city, but the local scene is not even close to that of Saigon. There are way more co-working spaces, the weather is better in Saigon and the expat entrepreneur scene is much larger.

    Finally, not mentioned in the article is dealing with the visa situation.

    Vietnam has a more favorable visa situation for longer term stays.

    Something worth considering if you don’t want to spend money on lots of visa runs.

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  • Posted to Why do you subscribe to design newsletters? , Mar 11, 2018

    I like Sidebar because it’s tightly edited, stuff I don’t normally find elsewhere and thus, good for discovery.

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  • Posted to Bitcoin Whitepaper Poster, Mar 09, 2018

    Seems fair - and love the layout. Buying one.

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  • Posted to Designers, what does trouble you in your journey of designing real-life projects? , Mar 08, 2018

    Designing with (real) data can be a challenge on many projects.

    For example, getting clean, consistent data for prototyping.

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  • Posted to Designers, what does trouble you in your journey of designing real-life projects? , in reply to Jonathan Shariat , Mar 08, 2018

    Yes, particularly if the copywriter is paid by the word or feels the need to exaggerate their wit with run-on sentence headlines and walls of text.

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  • Posted to Show DN: Zenify - Mindfulness and focus training bot for Telegram, Mar 08, 2018

    Best of luck with your project, I mean no ill-will.

    I’m just racking my brain as to why Telegram of all things, for mindfulness.

    Maybe other’s use cases are different.

    I’m heavy in the crypto space and Telegram is often a necessary evil there.

    It’s definitely the noisiest channel I have - and the quality of discourse there is definitely some of the worst out there.

    Opening Telegram for mindfulness training seems like a nightmare to me.

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  • Posted to How Kakao disrupts mobile banking experience in S.Korea, in reply to Phil K.-T. , Mar 05, 2018

    Same same. My favorite site lately.

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