Jason Liu

Jason Liu

Illustrator & Mathematician Joined over 6 years ago

  • 6 stories
  • Posted to Ask DN: What's your age?, May 17, 2014


    Seems about right.

    Average (mean and median) = 24.0 years Standard Deviation = 5.8 years

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  • Posted to Ask DN: What's your age?, May 17, 2014


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  • Posted to Show off your first design, Apr 23, 2014

    We should have a share your deviant art account from 2005 treat.

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  • Posted to Ask DN: Where are you based?, Apr 23, 2014


    Heading back to school to Waterloo in a week.

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  • Posted to The creepiest chat history you'll ever read: annie96 is typing..., Apr 05, 2014


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  • Posted to Ask DN: What do you drink?, Mar 22, 2014

    London Fog.

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  • Posted to Should Designers Code?, Mar 18, 2014

    Knowing how to interface with other aspects of your company/profession is what is actually important.

    Outside of being a designer/developer I actually work at a Nuclear and Particle Physics Laboratory where I have noticed that engineers designing the experiments don't know what the experiments are testing, while the mechanics building the experimental parts don't know how they are going to come together.

    This often leads to parts missing screws or screws causing magnetic fields that fudge up the experiment.

    A few months ago we held a game night where each 'group' would make up questions for the other ones and the more questions they got right the more points they would have to cash in for favours. People had fun and at the end of the day they were more productive and made more informed decisions.

    Design and development is the same way. When I recently picked up Django and its MVC-ish model, I learned that my designs had to be structured a certain way to work with my markup/templates and that a lot of my designs informed my models and vice versa.

    Knowing how to code showed me what was possible and a bit of ignorance pushed me to test what was possible.

    I think a designer's ignorance of 'code' is acceptable as long as it pushes the developers to grow as developers , not to frustrate them.

    I mean, they should at least go through code academy.

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  • Posted to Is there any alternative to Brackets?, Mar 16, 2014

    Something I also recommend is to unbind your arrow keys for a few days to really get used to the motions.

    for prefix in ['i', 'n', 'v'] for key in ['', '', '', ''] exe prefix . "noremap " . key . " " endfor endfor

    If you want to use things like emmet or other plugins, I'd also suggest using Vundle

    Lastly, once you've worked on customizing your .vimrc and .vim/ you should just put it up on something like Github where you are always a git clone away from your workflow!

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  • Posted to Is there any alternative to Brackets?, Mar 16, 2014

    I have an invite if you want one!

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  • Posted to The DN twitter list, Mar 14, 2014


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