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Idle Banter

Itching for a Mechanical Keyboard

I’ve been seeing a lot of buzz lately with the ‘awesomeness’ of using mechanical keyboards, and in all honesty, I’m already drawn to getting one for myself. But I think I’m gonna start small with something inexpensive yet customisable. I already know what I want: TKL (no numpad), White Keycaps...

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How to (almost) Always get the Best Deal for Your Design Projects

Many clients think that there’s a secret language they need to speak or that there’s a ‘clique’ they need to be part of in order to cut decent deals with freelancers. As cool as how that may sound like, it’s actually just a matter of managing proper expectations. From my experience, the...

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Project Management Triangle

Fast, Good and Cheap

  I bet that you’ve already read from somewhere the definition of a Project Mangement Triangle, where you have three desirable project traits: Fast, Good and Cheap but can only pick two. From a contractor perspective, it would often be the most profitable to win a project that lies within the  Good+Fast corner of the spectrum. On...

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Before you sign that freelance contract…

I’ve done freelancing gigs directly with businesses and also through agencies, I find my experiences with most of them generally pleasant. Though there are times when I’d be sideswiped by a client who’s seemingly determined to test the limits of my patience and forcibly take my understanding of magnanimity to a higher level. Lance Sison, Rockstar...

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OS X Yosemite

Running OS X Yosemite on a late 2009 Macbook White Unibody

After waiting on the fence since its release last October 17th (UTC+8), I’ve finally given in to upgrading my MacBook to Apple’s latest operating system – the OS X Yosemite. First off, before you proceed in reading this post, kindly note that this ain’t an in-depth review of the...

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