Neil Pullman

VA Developer Joined over 9 years ago

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  • Posted to How do you record and diary projects?, Jul 24, 2016

    Bullet Journal might be a good fit for something like this depending on how you organize it. I don't need to compile project diaries, but I probably could just by looking at my completed tasks and notes.

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  • Posted to Ask DN: Mailbox is shutting down, any mail app replacement recommendations?, in reply to Mike Kruk , Feb 02, 2016

    I did the same thing. Really not a fan of the Airmail interface design and ended up using N1. Using Inbox on my phone which is a nice replacement for the Mailbox iOS app.

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  • Posted to Ask DN: What I use for my freelance, and you?, in reply to Thibault Penin , Aug 22, 2015

    Absolutely. I just started freelancing full time again at the beginning of the year. I started out very informally just to get work in the door. Since then most of my clients have returned so we already have trust and rapport. I'm trying to add more structure to my jobs and scheduling now, so I'm going to start using contracts for all new work.

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  • Posted to Ask DN: What I use for my freelance, and you?, Aug 22, 2015

    Time tracking/invoicing: Freckle

    Communication: Slack and email

    Project/task management: Trello, Github Issues, bullet journal

    Also just started using Cushion for scheduling/timelines and I'm liking it a lot so far. I haven't really had to use my own contracts but I'm considering giving Bonsai a try.

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  • Posted to Site Design: Philipp Antoni (Designer @ Stripe, previously Office for iPad and Mac), in reply to Luke Mitchell , Jul 14, 2015

    There's a small bit of javascript that does this client-side. It loops through the links, randomly places the element by it's left/top position, and tries to make it not overlap with any of the other links. It also randomly draws the background gradient each time from a set of colors.

    If you view the page source and search for "script" you can see the code for this. And if you search for "Math.random" it might help visualize how generative this is.

    Edit: the script tag wasn't showing up. Just "script" will work, too.

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  • Posted to Youtube is shutting down Streamus, Jul 14, 2015

    I've never used streamus but I've developed against the YouTube API a fair amount. And I hate to side with the massive corporation in any case... but it seems like he's being intentionally combative or just willfully ignorant. Hiding the video has always been against the ToS as far as I know. And I mean, your app is using a lot of bandwidth/resources for free. Of course they expect their advertisements to be playable.

    I'm all for building cool things and asking for forgiveness/permission later. But once they've called you out on it you either need to make some changes, shut down, or lawyer up. Or build your own content provider. At the very least, you've come out of it with a portfolio piece and some great experience.

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  • Posted to Adobe broke SVG export in Illustrator CC 2015, in reply to Aaron Sagray , Jun 20, 2015

    After reading it would be 4-6 weeks before they fixed this, I talked to their customer support about canceling my membership. This is critical functionality for me so not having it kinda sucks.

    They offered me two months free, which I'm cool with. Especially after reading that you can copy/paste SVG into a text editor. I wasn't aware of that.

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  • Posted to OS X El Capitan allows you to automatically hide the menu bar like you can automatically hide the Dock, in reply to E Bensley , Jun 11, 2015

    I think the full screen mode you're describing is Spaces-level of full screen. That is, you won't have two apps sharing the same desktop. All or nothing.

    I think this allows you to position multiple app windows however you need while reclaiming that eighth-ish inch of space and/or removing the visual/mental burden of your menu bar.

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  • Posted to Best time tracking apps for Freelancers, Jan 25, 2015

    I've been using Freckle and enjoy it. There's a Mac app that syncs with the website and the invoicing process is handled pretty well.

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  • Posted to #frontendDevelopers - Slack community for creative developers, in reply to Cihad Turhan , Jan 08, 2015

    If I understand you correctly, the reason you're seeing this is because you can use multiple accounts in a single instance of the slack client. E.g., I have 3-4 teams across two different emails/logins (my work email and my personal email). They achieve this flexibility by having you specify your login each time you join a new team.

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