Lance Q

Lance Q

Designer/Founder Joined almost 5 years ago via an invitation from Allan G.

  • 6 stories
  • Posted to Abstract App performance issues, Nov 06, 2017

    We're in the same boat re: performance and reliability.

    Our team has several repo/projects. Each can have a size of less than 100mb to a whopping 8GB. Few things we can observe on:

    • The app struggles sometimes to handle its background tasks. You can see it in the Developer menu.
    • It's normal to take CPU to 300-400% when using abstract – be prepared to hear your fans.
    • Most of the time I have to restart my machine when Sketch gets incredibly slow happens every time when hitting save even when abstract app is closed.
    • When syncing large projects, I manually move around the folders from the repo folder from another fully synced machine. Apparently this trick no longer works – the recent version as of 0.62.4 ( will display phantom "changes" you can't discard.
    • Support just confirmed the don't have servers yet in the Far East so syncing our main repo (8GB) frequently fails. Waiting 2 HRS to sync a project is painful. We have a 1GB Fiber Connection and download ranges from 200 kbps - 2mbps tops. Problem is the background task to clone timed out. I hope there's an option to disable this.

    For the record, I love Abstract. It tremendously helped our team in the past few months. It's super fun when everything is smooth and running but super scary whenever there are issues.

    I hope they add the ability to export files via the web.

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  • Posted to Zeplin vs Sympli vs Avocode, Mar 21, 2017

    I think my gripe with Zeplin is the pricing. We maxed out the 12-project cap just because our team want to segregate logical screens into each "project".

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  • Posted to The new Wake, in reply to Chris Kalani , Feb 23, 2017


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  • Posted to The new Wake, Feb 23, 2017

    From what I remember Wake seems to be the commercial version of Facebook's own Pixel Cloud:

    @chris-kalani can probably verify this.

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  • Posted to Show DN: New Portfolio, Jun 24, 2015

    Maybe I missed the scroll jacking thing :) Fantastic work, I love reading the thoughts behind the design!

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  • Posted to Text Editors in The Lord of the Rings, Dec 19, 2014

    Minas Tirith is well and alive.

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  • Posted to What are you using for your bookmarks these days?, Dec 10, 2014

    After ma.gnolia and delicious I'm all in to Pinboard.

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  • Posted to Anyone seen a colour palette sketch plugin?, Dec 08, 2014

    Looking for one too. Currently syncing my palette between office and home is rather cumbersome.

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  • Posted to Your experience with the 5k iMac?, in reply to Namor Votilav , Dec 05, 2014

    ugh, I meant 2010 :) I must be dreaming!

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  • Posted to Your experience with the 5k iMac?, in reply to Erik Beeson , Dec 05, 2014

    From a maxed out MBP 2010 (not 2015 :|) owner. I'm tempted to take the jump...

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