Re: Ah the heady days of Director
I always thought Director and Lingo would make a great way for kids to learn about coding and simple animating. Go the frame, yeah!
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I've been using Illustrator since version 88 (you may not believe it but in 1988 they chose '88' rather than version 2 or 3 or whatever).
Scribus is usable, but not at all refined, not even to QuarkXpress standard as it was in 1988. (Yes I've used more recent versions).
But why is this export not just a straight "Export as PDF"?
As for Freehand - oh, the delights of orphaned Freehand EPS files that can't be edited!
Illustrator has a very good interface, better than Photoshop, shame about the rental license.
Yeah I had a modem in transparent blue plastic, it did 14,400 Baud and was for my Quadra 840.
These iMacs came along a good few years after the funky SGI boxes. My Quadra was contemporary to those.
Thanks Apple, but I went to Windows just after the iMacs arrived. Macs, even the big ones, were too slow for 3d rendering (plus the 3d software for Macs sucked).
The thing is countries should have opened new factories to manufacture this stuff, PPE in particular. They haven't. (Yes I know there's a big lead time on injection moulding).
However when every country needs the same stuff at the same time, in large quantities, there are going to be *lots* of problems.
Nothing mean spirited or trivial about it - it's very bad communcation to use two different logos on one thing. Shouldn't use two diffferent logos at the same time either.
Brand identity has knock on effects. Using two logos clearly displays that the organisation is NOT a single integrated, coordinated entity.
TB stores your email text so that a stemming algorithm can search it looking for word roots.
If you search for 'Weds' hoping to find Wednesday abbreviations it will also show 'wedding'.
If TB simply added a verbatim option it would make it much more usable. The filtering on search results is also very clunky. I have 10 years of emails and it's a pain to find anything without 20 clicks. Other than that TB is very good.
I consider myself a power user and switching is really difficult. As a Mac fanboy from 1988 to around 1998, the s/w I needed was Windows only so I moved over.. and recently doing a project requiring a Mac has been a pain. There's nothing I like about the experience. I even asked some Mac experts I know for usability tips but it was "Oh, no, I don't think you can do that."
From what I've read Google are keen on Android One being taken up - a clean base install with minimal bloat - just the one utility app on my Nokia - and it makes it easier for Google to roll out updates. Only a few Motorola and the Nokai range on it I think - but of course still Google's own bloat on there.
Sadly this is how things work on the www - one player comes to the top and everything else falls by the wayside. The web accelerates the creation of monopolies.
Being able to operate with impunity across borders means the majors can evade much legislation.
Without state interevention we, the public, are stuffed, done up like a kipper and hung out to dry.
A *bit* unfair? - it's a nasty piece of writing when it refers to Eno - he's made an enormous contribution to music and produced what are seminal albums.
Richard Currie shows how ignorant he is when all he can do is make jokes about ambient and Roxy Music. Perhaps you can look up Wikipedia next time?
Are we sure that's a digital printer? That ain't a printer - it's an industrial press.
Looks identical to an offset litho press - I used to work in print.
Each lump of that thing will be printing one colour, the fifth lump will be for a fancy Pantone colour or spot varnish.
Mind... you should see a magazine /newspaper press if you think that's big.
Correct - and just today I spoke to a real human at Microsoft to cancel and get a refund for my son's XBox account, which he's had enough of.
The real human was careful, listened well, gave me the refund, asked if there was anything else he could help with. The hold queue to get through to this human was all of 40 seconds.
That call cost Microsoft at least 5 minutes of time for a £50 refund to a consumer.. and Google can't be arsed to have a real contact line with real humans ??
Arrogant bastards with the ethics of rattlesnakes.
And what wil the trainingg cost be for the "Apple certified techicnian"?
Timpson's Shoes had a guy who fixed the battery on my daughter's iPhone 5 - a tricky operation by all accounts.
Time off for training? not worth it for many small places.
This does nothing. Sell the damn parts at a reasonable price too.
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