Bugsy Sailor

Bugsy Sailor

Michigan Doer of things Joined almost 3 years ago

  • 7 stories
  • Posted to What do you guys think of my portfolio?, May 20, 2019

    I'm not a fan of the use of photography. The photos don't seem to add any context to the type of work that you do. I don't see how they're connected to Designer, Engineer, Storywriter. I'd love to see some code immediately, or some design examples, screenshots, or more words as a storywriter.

    Would also prefer that it's not living at a Heroku subdomain.

    As a storywriter, I wanted to read a story, about you, not see photos that don't have context. I brushed over it initially because I don't like when I'm forced into video content, which means I need to pause my music or turn up my volume or put headphones in.

    0 points
  • Posted to Site Design: Lusion, May 10, 2019

    The processor on my 2010 MBP just exploded. Had to close it before it fully loaded :(

    1 point
  • Posted to 1 week into my new job and I'm thinking about quitting., Apr 16, 2019

    Sounds like a dream. Want to trade?

    0 points
  • Posted to Using a static site generator at scale, Apr 07, 2019

    I'm pretty obsessed with Hugo. Blazing fast.

    I'm not sure what you mean by "at scale", my largest Hugo build generates ~700 files and deploys live on Netlify in about 2 minutes.

    I find it to be way less convoluted than Gatsby. No plugins and great tools out of the box. Currently there is ONE single issue that still has me looking for other solutions, which is generating content from external data sources (

    I've also been using it for my latest sunrise project. And here's a film festival I run that uses Hugo.

    Along with Hugo I use IMGIX for image hosting and Algolia for search. Additionally, I'm running and hosting all of this for free, other than IMGIX which starts at $5/month.

    However, I did want to pose the question a few days ago, "If I don't use React, am I still a developer?" however Designernews is not the place for that conversation.

    3 points
  • Posted to Nicky is an engineer, designer and developer based in New York., Feb 22, 2019

    Heck to the yes!

    1 point
  • Posted to Does anyone here actually use UI kits?, Feb 08, 2019

    Absolutely. I'm more developer than designer, so when I need to build a site quickly I love to use them. Designing slows me down, so I love just being handed something and doing what I know how to do.

    0 points
  • Posted to Started a Sunrise Journal – Photographing every sunrise of 2019, in reply to Olivier Taillon , Feb 04, 2019


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  • Posted to How We Celebrated World Usability Day, Dec 26, 2018

    This was a rough experience for me.

    I really enjoyed the blog post, and I clicked around to view some other posts and they were nice. Admired the design as well.

    After a few reads I thought, "Ok, what's this place all about?" All I could find was more articles, I clicked the logo, and more articles. But the article linked above talked about improve the product? Where was the product? Finally I look at the URL in my browser, and everything is linking to /blog.

    There was no way to get back to the product page and figure out what this company was all about it. I find this to be a common issue on blogs, never linking to the root site and having to manually edit the URL to do so, which seems to be a poor usability example (in my modest experience).

    Then what I discovered is there actually is a link to the homepage, but the "Now hiring" bar was covering it.

    Frustrating when the original article was all about improving usability.

    0 points
  • Posted to Share your side project that became full time job, Dec 22, 2018

    I love working in niche markets and subcultures. So I continue to focus more and more on my homeland of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. And after ten years I finally jumped into it full-time with .

    But the fun doesn't end there. It has lead to all sorts of fun side projects such as and and there all the April Fool's jokes such as and and

    I'm only scratching the surface and hope to find more resources, time, energy, and partners to execute more of projects.

    1 point
  • Posted to Uber rebrand, Sep 12, 2018

    Heroku application error. Wah wah.

    6 points
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