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I finally gave in and upgraded my Mac to OS X Yosemite (to use XCode 7 Beta for a react-native app build, more on that later).

After I upgraded, I noticed a significant lag on the UI, especially during applications switching and Mission Control. After a google search, the common solution seems to be using “Increase contrast” setting.

So I did. But I’m still unsatisfied. Before following the tips below, make sure you’re using “Increase contrast”, or at least use “Reduce transparency”. Both are in System Preferences > Accessibility > Display.

Here are a few things I did to noticeably…


Recent visit to where I grew up. (Duc Hoa, Long An, Vietnam 2015)

Have you ever wondered what it takes to go from negative of nothing to something? From wondering if you’ll have food for dinner, to shipping products that make people’s lives better? I’ll loop you in.

Growing (and writing again)

I should have written more. Shamefully, my last entry on tumblr dated back to 12/2012, with something about drinking more water (something that I’m not good at). I’ve been moving around a lot the past 14 years. Between then and now, I’ve lived and traveled from Vietnam to Louisiana, to San Francisco, to NYC, then crossed the border to Vancouver, BC.

Thus the silence. But…

T. Nguyen

Founder/CEO @chopp.vn. Farm boy turned entrepreneurial product designer & hacker. Built @Caarbon, @AxiomZen, @ZenHubHQ, ex @Etsy, ex @Threadsy

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