Victor Toyens

Victor Toyens

Designer / Front-end Developer Joined about 6 years ago via an invitation from Brandon J.

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  • Posted to Show DN: Barca Play, Sep 15, 2014

    Hello DN,

    I just pushed this project live. It displays the upcoming games for FCB Barcelona and some data about previous matches with the teams. I've been working on it for the last 2 weeks as an excuse to learn more about AngularJS.

    Thanks for checking it out!

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  • Posted to Ask DN: Link to your Dribbble?, May 30, 2014

    @docto

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  • Posted to Ask DN: How do you get yourself to read more books?, in reply to Dafydd Evans , Apr 06, 2014

    I didn't force myself to read more books but I sort of stumbled upon doing it this past month. Maybe my experience can help you:

    Bought a Kindle Paper and started using it to read before going to bed. The screen feels less harsh on my eyes, easier to fall asleep once I'm done with it or feel too tired to continue.

    I have a Amazon Prime account, which I discovered gives you cool "perks" within the Kindle store. Perks like the Kindle First program which lets you read a book one month before it's published, free for Prime members, and the fact that prime members can borrow one book per month (for free). It's been a ~month and I've read(actually finished) 4 books up to now and I actually look forward to reading more each night.

    Like Dafydd E. alluded to, you need to build up the ability of concentrating on reading one thing for a longer period of time(longer in comparison to how fast we usually consume content in the browser). Reading non-technical books has helped me immensely. Plus, I feel like longer pieces (books/novels/etc) need to incorporate a broader vocabulary, to avoid feeling repetitive or dull, and force me to learn new words, expressions, metaphors, which in turn help in breaking down concepts and ideas (sort of like, the more colors and shapes you know, the better you can describe a picture).

    So just think of it as another way to expand your knowledge beyond your present interests. Online, we tend to gravitate towards things we know or like and so we end up following people(twitter, communities) with similar interests, and there's nothing wrong with that, but books can help in presenting uncommon and different ideas/scenarios/interests.

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  • Posted to I want to follow you on Twitter!, Mar 14, 2014

    ¡Hola! @victortoyens

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