Troy Kennedy

Project Manager / Part-Time Designer Joined about 7 years ago

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  • Posted to Ask DN: What kind of music do you listen to while working?, Dec 15, 2015

    I’ve found myself listening to a lot of Little People recently. Mainly I listen to smooth jazz and hip-hop instrumentals.

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  • Posted to Guardian Reader’s take on Google’s new logo., Sep 09, 2015

    *Readers'

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  • Posted to Ask DN: Where’s the best place to find side-project partners?, Jul 06, 2015

    I’m hoping to start work on Prizify, and I’m looking for feedback on the idea and a cool developer to work with, btw.

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  • Posted to Jake Dyson (Son of) Designed a New Space-Age Desk Lamp, Jun 14, 2015

    I know it’s common practice. But I thought it was a little funny they say it can last for 37 years yet offer a 2 year warranty.

    Looks great, though!

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  • Posted to How One Button Can Speed Up Your ‘Forgot Password’ Flow, Mar 18, 2015

    The check email thing can work for the major email providers, I’m guessing but certainly not all like the writer suggested. Secondly, a user might not want to go to webmail when the Mail app on their computer will do.

    However, I think there is something in replacing a 'Forgot Password' link to the Forgot Password page from the Sign In page to a 'Reset password’ link. Get rid of the Forgot Password page and just fire off an email to the address they have already typed in (or the email address linked to the username they typed in).

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  • Posted to Favorite Podcasts?, Feb 23, 2015

    I enjoy:

    • Star Talk Radio
    • 99% Invisible
    • Arsecast
    • The Vergecast
    • Kermode and Mayo’s Film Review Show
    • 99% Invisible

    This was the subject of a DN post 2 weeks ago, with tons of good-looking pods on that I look forward to checking out eventually.

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  • Posted to The Subscription Model is Fucked, Oct 07, 2014

    I think this argument comes down to classic goods vs. services.

    I believe we pay subscriptions to a lot of things as we can never really own them as they are services as opposed to goods.

    With the above Bentley argument, we can all understand a car is a good you can own so paying once to own it is reasonable, but you'll still be paying monthly forever for insurance which is a service.

    All the products you've mentioned are web services that have to be maintained by a team and has to have an infrastructure to deliver that maintenance all of which needs to be continually supported.

    Does this account for why everything is sub-based nowadays when the model was used much less for the same services before (eg. Adobe Creative Suite)? No. Apart from they probably included the cost of support into the purchase price back then but have realised that's not the most sensible model today.

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  • Posted to Ask DN: What is your wallpaper, Sep 12, 2014

    Currently I'm using a pic of my neighbourhood. Brixton in London. It has a bad reputation so this reminds me how awesome it can be, sometimes.

    Brixton in London.

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  • Posted to Fear of Failure, Sep 11, 2014

    Couldn't of summed it up better. Currently working a little thing called Failbooth that is an attempt to change things a little in this area, by taking a snapshot of people's misses showing that this is human and hopefully getting people to offer useful advice and as well as practical help.

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  • Posted to Ask DN: Are you using Yosemite?, Jul 08, 2014

    Been running it on my personal MBA but not my main Mac. I find it has Wifi connection issues, it takes longer to connect when awoken from sleep and sometimes drops after it finally connects. But apart from that runs pretty smooth in all other places as far as I can see.

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