Spencer Hamm

Spencer Hamm

Designer & Developer Joined almost 11 years ago via an invitation from Allan G. Spencer has invited Becca Tetzlaff, Kailey Stevens

  • 16 stories
  • Posted to Anyone had LASIK or corrective eye surgery?, in reply to Paul J , Jul 16, 2014

    I had lasik about 3 years ago, and don't regret it a bit. The hardest part is just the maintenance of just having to put drops in your eyes multiple times a day. They can get really dry for the first 3-6 months.

    It was about the 6-8 month mark for me before I was 100%. The halos and night blue vision took the longest to go away for me. The worst was stoplight's at night. It wasn't anything that I was worried about, and didn't make driving harder, just different.

    I'd do it again in a heartbeat. 3 years later and I'm still 20/15 (but my eyes were also stable for several years before I had the surgery, which is probably the biggest factor).

    As for fatigue, I did manage to have some when I was working 12+ hours a day in front of the computer, but it took several weeks for it to actual become eye dryness fatigue. Then again, I think under those circumstances anyone would have fatigue haha.

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  • Posted to What are your favorite mac taskbar apps?, Jul 15, 2014

    Considering every app has a menubar app now, I use bartender to keep everything from exploding across the entire menu.

    3 points
  • Posted to Ask DN: What desk do you have?, in reply to Joseph Barrientos , Jul 02, 2014

    Nope! Not at all. It only took about 5 minutes to put the top on after the base was put together. I just made sure to measure out everything and then it was just a matter of screwing the base to it (it has about a dozen places to do so). It actually only took about 30 minutes to put together, by myself.

    I was actually looking at this top originally, but it was sold out and I didn't want to wait two more weeks for it to be in stock again. But just about any top would work (as long as it is thick enough to put a screw in).

    I just measured my tabletop, and it's 63x31.5, so it's a bit larger than most. The desk also adjusts to 47", which was crucial for me, since I'm 6'3".

    Here is another option (non-adjustable), that I was looking into putting together. It is a bit cheaper, but is non-adjustable.

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  • Posted to Ask DN: What desk do you have?, Jul 01, 2014

    I put together a desk using this base and this tabletop (or something close to that, I don't recall exactly which one).

    All in all it was about $550, but considering most adjustable desks were much smaller in length and also much uglier (for a few hundred dollars more), it's really not a bad price. The base in practically indestructible, and could easily last a lifetime. Plus, you could change your top ever few years if you get bored!

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  • Posted to Feature Requests: Let's talk about Designer News., May 06, 2014

    I wonder if there should be a general favorites/pinned category that could be it's own section? I'm thinking of articles along the lines of these:

    Something that may get lost in search, or wouldn't even be seen to people new to the site.

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  • Posted to Webhook, in reply to Joe Turner , May 02, 2014

    I second this! I'd love to help out.

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  • Posted to Webhook, in reply to Jake Lazaroff , May 02, 2014

    Ahh, I should have read a bit more.

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  • Posted to Webhook, in reply to Jake Lazaroff , May 02, 2014

    I would almost guess that it would be similar to Ghost, where you can use their hosting or take it on your own somewhere else.

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  • Posted to Reporter for iPhone released, in reply to Spencer Holtaway , Feb 06, 2014

    I've been apart of the Spencer H. crew since '89!

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