Shakti Dash

Shakti Dash

Visual Designer at Nordkapp Joined about 10 years ago via an invitation from Ryan T. Shakti has invited Palash Mukhopadhyay

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  • Posted to Mega Master Dongle, Nov 11, 2016

    I ordered this with my new MBP:

    Cleanest one out there.

    Hopefully, I can upgrade all my peripherals (except SD cards) to latest so I can be soon be dongle free.

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  • Posted to VSCO dropping support for syncing photos, Jul 26, 2016

    I hope they have something better in the pipeline. First they get rid of VSCO keys, then launch an app with a complicated interface and announce that they will get rid of sync, perhaps the most useful feature. My everyday mobile workflow to Instagram, Flickr and other social media usually begins with Vsco. As my iPhone photos are synced to my iPad, editing them on the larger iPad screen was a huge plus. Also sync made sure deleted items are deleted from all devices.

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  • Posted to Apple: macOS Sierra, Jun 13, 2016

    Do keep in mind that the developer betas are for developers and public betas for all. In general, it should be good to try it on a spare or older mac but I wouldn't recommend it on a work machine :) Tried it thrice before—

    Once by installing developer beta on my primary machine (would never do that again)

    The next time I waited until comments on developer forums/reddit started showing enough stability and then made a switch 2-3 weeks before the final release and that was a pretty OK experience. There were bugs but nothing major.

    Public betas are safest. Only some fairly stable features run on these so you could try it on your work machine. Do take a full backup before that and prepare for a restore if things break.

    Also, don't expect developers to support apps through this phase. It rarely makes sense for them to push out regular updates for betas as things are constantly changing. So, if you use PS everyday then it is a real bad idea to expect any support whatsoever from Adobe before the final launch happens in September.

    1 point
  • Posted to VSCO 5.0 launches , Jun 09, 2016

    Classic case of aesthetics over usability. Made a simple app even more difficult to use.

    1 point
  • Posted to Introducing the New VSCO, Jun 03, 2016

    They could have simply kept one swipe to easily navigate through their gigantic and weird nomenclature system of filters.

    2 points
  • Posted to Macaw is joining InVision, in reply to Michael Aleo , Jan 27, 2016

    Don't remember where I read something related to this morning but I might have the stats wrong :) Sorry if I had stats wrong, I'd have expected them to seek funding then. Anyway, to conclude in more clear words—the team promised a product and delivered a version and then moved to build a product that they promised at the first place. Good to know that Scarlet+invision will make lives easy in future but people will tend to feel betrayed.

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  • Posted to Macaw is joining InVision, in reply to Michael Aleo , Jan 27, 2016

    Thanks for your comment and I respect your opinion. However, I reserve my thoughts not based on some bias or community but from my very own experience. I was one of the backers that made the Kickstarter idea a reality. It was a load of money for supporting a 3 person team plus they had enough funding (in tens of millions after) to do something substantial. I guess it all went into making Scarlet and hopefully it finally moulds into a workflow that we all deserve for the trust and support. I never said anything about Adobe quality (heck, even giants like Adobe have bugs). Bugs will always be there, that is not the point at all here. Just make a comparison of Webflow and Macaw, two companies that started alike vs what they offered. Macaw team had enough funding but didn't meet the expectations from several backers, me included through the version 1 release. At the most the max I could do with Macaw was to build a prototype. It was never something that could be utilised for challenges of a production environment. An MVP of the future of web design tool should have been more than this, provided the time and money they had. I wish the team the best with invision and hope that there would be something worthwhile at the end of all of this :) Peace.

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  • Posted to Macaw is joining InVision, Jan 27, 2016

    I am happy that invision owns it now. At least ensures a future for a promising idea. The kickstarter was an utter disappointment. Post release was utterly unfair to everyone who paid a good amount of money to see this come to life. Heck, even didn't update the menu bar since Mavericks! Macaw was at its best a prototyping tool and just generating fairly good html/css wasn't enough to appease any professional workflow. Looking forward to what's next.

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  • Posted to Cmd-Option-R in Safari, how did I miss this handy feature?, in reply to Cory Hughes , Jan 07, 2016

    Check: Safari › Preferences › Advanced › Show develop menu in menu bar

    once activated, shortcut will work on El Capitan.

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  • Posted to Dropbox has abandoned Mailbox, Dec 05, 2015

    Mailbox for mac has been such a disappointment for me, plus I got tired waiting for it to come out of beta after 3+ years. Inbox by Google works great for now and seriously, has anyone heard of Slack?

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