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by menappi
February 10th, 2013, 6:50 pm
Forum: off topic
Topic: What music?
Replies: 162
Views: 108918

Re: What music?

I usually try to listen to lyric-less tunes while working to keep my thoughts in line but Macklemore's Thrift Store has been an exception... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QK8mJJJvaes QK8mJJJvaes i haven't decided if i really like Macklemore's stuff yet or not, i think production is pretty good, ju...
by menappi
February 10th, 2013, 6:41 pm
Forum: off topic
Topic: What music?
Replies: 162
Views: 108918

Re: What music?

Drum and bass gets me in the zone! Lately though I've been listening to a lot of Blackmill (some type of melodic dub step).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFzsSbdS7Sk

How do you embed YouTube videos in posts? Can't seem to get that tag to work..
by menappi
February 10th, 2013, 6:38 pm
Forum: off topic
Topic: Art - Whats on your walls?
Replies: 7
Views: 3121

Re: Art - Whats on your walls?

I made something similar to this for my friends wall out of paint swatches from home depot (I trimmed them into squares). If you're into old games you could do the same thing with something you liked when you were younger. http://www.deviantart.com/download/66962582/Zelda_Pixel_art_on_a_wall_by_Plan...
by menappi
February 10th, 2013, 6:32 pm
Forum: off topic
Topic: What cell phone do you own?
Replies: 150
Views: 122407

Re: What cell phone do you own?

On my second Nexus 4 (first one got jacked) and it's been the best phone i've ever used. So happy with it.
by menappi
February 10th, 2013, 6:30 pm
Forum: materials and processes
Topic: Desktop CNC mill
Replies: 7
Views: 11270

Re: Desktop CNC mill

I've heard good things about Minitech.

http://www.minitech.com
by menappi
October 9th, 2012, 10:53 pm
Forum: design employment
Topic: Graphic Design Salary in Shanghai
Replies: 1
Views: 1584

Re: Graphic Design Salary in Shanghai

I've heard graphic designers do not get paid very well in China, something at around 1500-3000RMB/month for entry level.
by menappi
September 25th, 2012, 4:53 pm
Forum: design in asia
Topic: File Transfer
Replies: 17
Views: 21196

Re: File Transfer

Matt - you'll find it easy to map an FTP drive among various locations...then they are secure, hold files in a single location and allow users to access and store files of all sizes (when given proper authorization). We use Dropbox quite a bit but often find its spotty in the Far East (not just Chi...
by menappi
September 25th, 2012, 2:49 pm
Forum: materials and processes
Topic: iPhone 5 Schematic Drawings?
Replies: 4
Views: 2522

Re: iPhone 5 Schematic Drawings?

Whoa nice link. Do they release the schematics at all before the units come out? Or do case manufacturers have to wait until the launch day?
by menappi
September 25th, 2012, 2:48 pm
Forum: materials and processes
Topic: 3D Printer for headphones and electronics
Replies: 2
Views: 2344

Re: 3D Printer for headphones and electronics

Need more information on exactly what you are trying to do, materials, quantities, budget, etc. They don't make printers specifically for product types, they make them based on materials and quality/resolution. If you want prototypes then there are a variety of machines that will work: 3D Systems an...
by menappi
September 25th, 2012, 2:41 pm
Forum: software and technology
Topic: Should I get this laptop for starting university?
Replies: 1
Views: 1765

Re: Should I get this laptop for starting university?

If you're running the software fine on what you already have with onboard graphics then maybe get something more portable, like an ultrabook. I'm sure the dedicated graphics card helps but it's not going to help battery life or weight at all but if portability isn't an issue then go for it.
by menappi
September 25th, 2012, 2:31 pm
Forum: off topic
Topic: Texas to NYC
Replies: 2
Views: 2465

Re: Texas to NYC

^ True, you can find anything everywhere in New York, but if you are specifically looking for designers or more creative people, I'd focus your searches on Brooklyn and Manhattan. Hipster specific areas have a lot of these types so start with Williamsburg, Lower Manhattan (LES) and the East and West...
by menappi
September 25th, 2012, 2:28 pm
Forum: off topic
Topic: What are the best trade shows to go for inspiration?
Replies: 2
Views: 2474

Re: What are the best trade shows to go for inspiration?

Also look into the New York International Gift Fair (http://www.nyigf.com/) and SOFA shows (http://www.sofaexpo.com/)
by menappi
September 25th, 2012, 2:19 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: iPhone 5 Industrial Design
Replies: 77
Views: 22263

Re: iPhone 5 Industrial Design

Not that I would recommend doing this, but apparently all you need to open an iPhone 5 is loosening some screws and a suction cup, no more putty knife. http://www.dogpan.net/hct/2012/0923/2024fbg2fw1udhn.jpg Do you still need to use some proprietary driver to get those secret screws off? I'm glad t...
by menappi
September 25th, 2012, 2:18 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: iPhone 5 Industrial Design
Replies: 77
Views: 22263

Re: iPhone 5 Industrial Design

7.6mm for a device is getting to be absurd. Even the Droid Razr "Cheats" by measuring the overall thickness and including the Camera bulge to fit the thick components. Oppo Finder at 6.65mm. http://blog.conceptualbrains.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Oppo-Finder.jpg Glad the earbuds are better thou...