Be nice. Or else.
I have used a Magic Trackpad for a long time and love it. https://www.apple.com/shop/product/MJ2R2LL/A/magic-trackpad-2
My new employer got me early 2017 model MBP: 15", with Touch Bar. It's super fast, and can handle running a high-end graphics game in an emulator, something my 2015 MBAir chugged doing.
The keyboard is very responsive and springy, but the noise level of the keys does take some getting used to. At first, it feels like a scene from a movie where someone is typing obnoxiously loud. I'm very aware of it when I'm not working alone.
The touch bar I only use for 1Password/TouchID. I also use it for volume and brightness control, but only because I have to. The lack of the physical feedback
esc key is still foreign after a month of use. To be honest, most of the time I forget it's even there, as I suspect most touch-typers do.
The display is gorgeous. The bezel is smaller around the screen and the SF font on the keyboard is a nice touch.
The force trackpad I still have a hard time dragging and dropping with. It's not the extra pressure that's the problem for me. It's the more nuanced gestures and light touches.
Overall, it's the best laptop I've owned, though I'm not sure I'd opt for the touch bar if I were to purchase one myself. Then again, I think it depends on your age and experience.
It's a prettier version of Soulver.
Can you explain what is "happening"?
Because an 'open office' is proven by research to be far more distracting and stressful. You need your own space. That 'co-location = collaboration' mentality is so far off.
This is what I do as well. Always have every contingency in a legally-binding contract signed by your client beforehand. It protects both of you.
I would love to see a redesign contest here.
I have only worked at one (global) agency, and I was older when I started, but I only lasted a few months. The pace was frenetic, and not worth it, even if you're young and have the energy.
The other issue was that they refused to acknowledge that they are a software shop. Literally all they do was ship websites and apps, but they held true to the "agency" label so they could maintain the ludicrous schedules.
My advice: do open source or freelance if you want variety. There will always be more and varied work. Don't waste your youth on work.
Designers: do you find yourselves being asked for these kinds of states?
Be nice. Or else.
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