John P

John P

Joined over 3 years ago

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  • Posted to DN mobile app - when?, Jan 04, 2019

    Thought we'd be beyond the need for this sort of thing in 2019, what's wrong with a browser.

    2 points
  • Posted to Finished with Apple - Need help choosing a PC, in reply to J. Terrell , Jan 03, 2019

    I switched for 3D work too, you'd have to be absolutely insane not to go to PC for 3D these days.

    0 points
  • Posted to Finished with Apple - Need help choosing a PC, in reply to Alex Johnson , Jan 03, 2019

    Windows 10 issues are massively overstated, I hadn't used windows since 2000 and found it a vast improvement.

    Sure it falls short in a few places but modern OS X has just enough bad things these days, like how in Mojave the low disk space message will pop up every 8 minutes on occasion.

    0 points
  • Posted to Finished with Apple - Need help choosing a PC, in reply to Paul Gaspar , Jan 03, 2019

    Heres the thing though, with a Windows machine you don't have to throw away the whole car when a part goes bad.

    0 points
  • Posted to Finished with Apple - Need help choosing a PC, in reply to Mattan Ingram , Jan 03, 2019

    If you don't need raw power then seconding the Surface, they're beautifully made devices and I guarantee Apple will clone the stand within the next 3 years because it's so damn useful.

    Also the Surface keyboard is heaven for your fingers if you're coming from a Mac butterfly switch.

    0 points
  • Posted to Finished with Apple - Need help choosing a PC, in reply to T. F. , Jan 03, 2019

    I built a workstation PC machine for UI design, motion graphics and 3D so I'll chime in too.

    How long did it take you to setup?

    First time I've done it so it took me 2-4 hours because I was being very careful and quadruple checking everything. I've built a few more machines since and they take like 30-45 minutes when you know what you're doing.

    Was it complicated to get this running?

    Nope, worked out of the box and windows installs in like 10 minutes, very fast.

    How stable is the system?

    I initially had some problems under heavy GPU load but it turned out it was a faulty GPU and it's been insanely solid since I have a dual GPU machine and run it full pelt for CUDA based 3D rendering for hours. It's really awesome that even though a hugely important part of the machine was broken I could replace it within 24 hours myself.

    I've also upgraded my storage twice since I switched and bumped my ram to 64GB, again another thing impossible on macs.

    What features are you able to use / not use?

    Things that just don't exist on a Mac, using GPUs for insanely fast 3D rendering (I mean Cinema4D 3D rendering, not talking realtime 3D), got into VR 3D sculpting too since that's something you can only do on PC. Rest of the time it's just Adobe XD, Illustrator, Photoshop and After Effects. I also use the GPUs for some machine learning experiments, again something very painful to do on Macs.

    What's about automatic updates & backups?

    I use Backblaze, but I think Windows has built in automatic backups. Updates are about as forceful as Macs, people always act like that doesn't happen on Macs but if you don't update a mac these days it'll ask you EVERY.SINGLE.DAY and you have to dismiss it.

    0 points
  • Posted to Voice First, Screen Second: Designing for Voice in Adobe XD, in reply to lisa dziuba , Dec 12, 2018

    Does anyone actually find these voice assistants useful beyond the first day of asking it jokes.

    0 points
  • Posted to Voice First, Screen Second: Designing for Voice in Adobe XD, Dec 12, 2018

    Ever since the first iPhone came about, the screen has been the primary medium for which we have been designing

    markdown is dumb

    0 points
  • Posted to How to find Sketch's secret type features, Dec 11, 2018

    Ok am I going crazy or did Sketch used to spellcheck inline years back?

    1 point
  • Posted to Proof That iOS Still Hasn’t Gotten Undo Right, Dec 06, 2018

    Shake to undo was actually a joke someone made in a meeting that became an actual feature.

    3 points
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