Sam Solomon

Sam Solomon

Atlanta, GA Product Designer at SalesLoft Joined over 6 years ago via an invitation from Paul @. Sam has invited Joe Villanueva, Enrique Gonzalez, Henry Bayuzick, Kevin Martin, Chris Rowe and 6 others

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  • Posted to What book are you reading now?, Jan 29, 2019

    In my yearly review I wrote a good bit about my favorite books of 2018. There not necessarily design books, but, I think the most interesting were:

    • Enlightenment Now
    • Deep Work
    • The Rational Optimist
    • Seeing Like a State (Not for everyone, but I found it interesting)
    • Sapiens

    Right now I'm reading The Making of the Atomic Bomb. It's been slow to start. I almost gave it up, but now that I'm deep into WWI I've found the book incredibly interesting.

    Based on recommendations—mostly from friends and colleagues, I've got the following books lined up for 2019:

    • Why We Sleep
    • Factfulness
    • Empire: Howard Hughes
    • The Snowball: Warren Buffett
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  • Posted to Uber's Undoing Part III: Redemption, in reply to Daniel Golden , Oct 25, 2018

    I've always respected Eli despite disagreeing with him on some things.

    People get so heated over others with differing opinions. His articles are always well thought out. And he frequently responds to commentary both here and on Twitter.

    It's possible to like, but not always agree with someone. I wish more people understood that.

    4 points
  • Posted to Paddy plugin discontinued. Sketch building native support., Oct 04, 2018

    I strongly dislike using plugins with Sketch for this reason. Dynamic Button screwed up a bunch of my files when it stopped being supported.

    Paddy was an exception and has made my life easer. Understandable, but sad to see it stop being supported. Hopefully, Sketch will implement this feature soon.

    5 points
  • Posted to A guide to setting up Discourse on Digital Ocean, Oct 04, 2018

    I've spent a ton of time over the last two weeks fiddling with forum software. Discourse, in particular, was easy to setup and had a ton of moderation features.

    I'd encourage anyone interested in building a community to give it a shot. Maybe it would make a nice weekend project?

    0 points
  • Posted to The secret behind all great copywriting, Aug 21, 2018

    Decent article, but I can't help but focus on the lack of capital letters. It's driving me crazy.

    9 points
  • Posted to How to make the TouchBar useful (BTT lets you fully override it), Jul 06, 2018

    I just hope they end up releasing a 15" without Touchbar. Apple doesn't admit mistakes very often. It will be interesting to see if they correct it.

    0 points
  • Posted to Sketch 50, in reply to Jan Semler , May 09, 2018

    Follow-on question—how does it feel for files with 30 or more artboards?

    1 point
  • Posted to Password Strength Visualization, Apr 18, 2018

    It's not obvious that the picture is related to the password field. Had I not had the preface that this helped visualize the password, I probably would have thought it was a gif or something.

    Regardless, it's a cool effect.

    7 points
  • Posted to Toggl rebranding, Apr 05, 2018

    Love the renders—especially the the eye that follow your mouse in the Follow the Money section.

    Headline seems a bit too vague though.

    4 points
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