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A Dutch band this week.
I don't know much about them, except that I could've seen them live at a number of occasions and I didn't (because I didn't know (them) at the time)
They're from Utrecht and just released their debut album.
It's this first single that got me into them.
The song is rather long (11 minutes), but because of the progressive character of the music it never gets boring.
Just saw the new OneDrive icon appear in my start menu. Who the frick is designing (and approving) such dumb and ugly crapola? Back in Win3.1 days designers took GREAT PAINS to make the smallest possible block of pixels represent some physical abstraction that linked itself to the idea of what the program did. Even full-size, this doesn't look like 'storage' in any way, and I had to look at the full-sized version to recognize it was supposed to represent a 'cloud' (which it really doesn't).
I don't want my desktop to be rained on!!!
(Don't know why it took 5 months to reach my start menu, if it was really released April 26.)
After racking my brain, the only thing I can come up with is Mr. Creosote as a baby, in the only steel baby buggy design capable of supporting him, after being pushed under painters who dropped their blue cans after stating, "That's an ugly baby!"
So I can work for MS and get paid for whatever I want, because I've kinda abstractly performed the duties specified, no matter how little the end result represents the contract! Yoohoo!!! Didn't think of that before! Bring it on!
That's not at all what I said... I said abstract icons!
So yeah, you can design abstract icons and get paid a decent wage (not whatever you want, no one said that), which is probably still lower than that of a developer
And maybe, just maybe, they have enough designers as it is
They're replaced pretty much every icon they ever had in the past few years.