John P

John P

Joined about 2 years ago

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  • Posted to Remote-only junior positions jobs list, Jun 29, 2017

    A remote position for a junior isn't going to be a worthwhile endeavour for either the recipient or the provider.

    I'd actually worry about working for any company offering such an absurd thing.

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  • Posted to Stay Away From These Annoying Design Trends in 2017, in reply to David Steelcart , Jun 15, 2017

    Skate on the paradigm an shift it when I read a Medium article about the Annoying Design Trends of 2017

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  • Posted to Custom Round Checkbox, Jun 13, 2017

    Looks like a radio button

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  • Posted to My new MacBook Pro — 6 month review, Jun 13, 2017

    A few times I’ve had keys get stuck down; so far, they’ve fixed themselves without too much jiggery-pokery, but I still have a fear (expectation) that I’ll end up at a Genius Bar within the next year, pointing at the shift key with a sad face.

    This is because Apple insisted on pushing engineering boundaries and made the gaps between the edges of the keys and the chassis so tiny that you cannot actually physically remove them yourself safely so what happens is one of two things either particles of dust slip down between these cracks and clog them up. Or heat in the laptop causes teeny tiny changes in the plastic which causes them to stick.

    Because the keys are non-removable you have to visit an Apple store if you want to have the dust removed without risking breaking your keys or keyboard.

    This was covered on about 3 weeks ago.

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  • Posted to WWDC2017 – Designing Sound, Jun 09, 2017

    Sound is huge in interface design, yet it always feels like I'm pulling teeth when trying to secure budget for it.

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  • Posted to Cheapest Way to Use Adobe Creative Cloud?, in reply to Andy Stone , Jun 08, 2017

    Pens don't stop working if you stop paying, I have options for many pens from many vendors for many prices not just 1 pen from 1 vendor that costs $600 a year. Dumb analogy.

    When a company has a stranglehold on an entire industry like Adobe does then how on earth can you protest their awful service? The only way is to stop paying them.

    OP asked for the cheapest ways and I answered, the sad answer is there are no fucking cheap ways it's PAY UP OR YOU CAN'T DO YOUR JOB.

    You realise my option 2 was technically stealing too right? You either get the photographers deal and live with only photoshop, find a way to technically commit fraud to get a discount or just steal it.

    Every mouthbreather who signed up for CC originally deserves slap for screwing the entire industry over.

    Disclaimer: I don't actually steal CC I'm just stating facts, but one time where the company I worked at went under and I had to get freelance in to pay rent, I fucking resented the $50 I had to pay till I got some stability back.

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  • Posted to Why would you want to work remote as a designer?, in reply to Max Quinn , Jun 08, 2017

    What I'm curious about though, is how people who are full time remote deal with user research, user testing etc.

    Would be great if some remote designers could chime in on this.

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  • Posted to Post WWDC announcements: Best Mac for heavy design/video/3D work?, Jun 08, 2017

    Honestly it's entirely dependant on the tech you will be using. Can you give us a run down on the actual apps and engines you'll be using?

    To be completely honest no Mac is currently "best" for any of this when compared to PCs: Nvidia GPUs, being able to make a GPU compute heavy build with an i7 instead of having to drop thousands on a Xeon, Ryzen and Threadripper, etc all make it a terrible time to go Mac for this work.

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  • Posted to iMac Pro, in reply to Steven Cavins , Jun 08, 2017

    Think the newer stuff is better tbh, the old style now looks like almost every startup product page it's become so formulaic.

    Nice they're trying something a bit less pedestrian.

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  • Posted to iMac Pro, in reply to James Young , Jun 08, 2017

    Might actually open it slower than a normal iMac, depends on the clock speed. Generally mass core processors have lower clock speeds.

    Just a hunch but I'm going to assume Atom just chugs away on a single core when loading

    In this case a 2.35 18 core Xeon ($3500) is going to open Atom slower than a 4 core 4ghz i7 ($326).

    However if you were doing the true pro work these processors are intended for: Rendering,simulation,data processing etc. Then the 18 core will be ridiculous.

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