In the past years I keep hearing at almost any conference I attend or online talk that the blame for everything is the "white rich middle-aged developer" and we need more inclusion and that we have racist software and products on the market. We need to change things IMMEDIATLEY is the call of all of these events. Being myself of Caucasian persuasion I started to feel that I am somehow the blame of all evil and somehow at the same time being discriminated. Thus started my long journey in finding that racist software producer but it seems more hard to find in real life than in a TED talk or at a conference.
I am back again on a topic which is the buzzword for 2018 and 2019, again the companies and less educated people make marketing statements on technologies they do not understand. That's right AI (Artificial Intelligence) and ML (Machine Learning) included. Based on the buzz and fuzz on trends websites we have seen ML and AI rising like mushrooms after rain, we now have "experts" in this field, uneducated (in technical fields) people talking about how they already use AI. Also there was no conference (big or small) without AI or/and ML as main topics in 2018, and 2019 looks the same. But let's look a bit more and analyze some things.
This is the first article of a long series on the topic of AI and ML and for each question raised in this article I will write some mini series of articles based on my personal work experience in this field.
For visual designers talking about accessibility is like talking about death at a birth celebration, which in a way is very sad. At the same time accessibility is seen as a barrier in the path of creativity, which is why we can see many sites with poor contrast and is sometimes hard to read things, but it looks sexy. For me, a good UI must be usable, must offer e pleasant experience, and this is actually the foundation of UX (user experience) but unfortunately today what was called few years ago web designer or front-end designer it is cold UX designer, so actually a visual designer. This is what is expected from a UX designer - push pixels around and inside the screen, paint nicely and that's it.
I have a small practice combo which is cheap but sounds ok, one of the main problems I had with it is that it is too loud for my neighbours. I mean we can hear each other farting so a loud guitar combo is a big NO-NO. Regarding the sound, it was a bit on the bright side, not bad, but for a guitar sometimes was a bit too bright - at least for my taste. Other than the brightnes I can't complain too much about the sound and for the price I paid, I was happy that it had a speaker inside.
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