Previously, we worked with linux commands cat and grep to search through text files for specific strings. Today, we will talk about combining cat and grep with a new command, awk, that will enable you to do much more with text files, log files, and CSVs (or any text-based spreadsheet).
Over the last year, I’ve been actively trying to say “yes” to more things such as accepting invitations, taking risks, and being open to what’s unfamiliar. I’ve found myself in plenty of better places for it, too. Last month I did something very out of character: I took a two-week trip to Europe.
Doing things you enjoy will make your life much more enjoyable, I promise. Take it from someone who worked all of those terrible jobs you hear about in high school. Cleaning, sweeping, making frozen custard, construction, sales... you get the picture. Luckily, during those dark days, I was able to find my little spot of sunshine.
Communication is an essential part of life. If someone says they never struggle with it, don’t believe them. We all struggle with effectively communicating because we are all human. Over the years, I have tried to perfect my communication skills as best as I can, but it is a learning process that I struggle with at times. We learn best from our mistakes and from the knowledge and experiences of others. So to help you progress in your communication journey, I want to share a few things I have learned as well as some tips to help you.
We've been busy fish! Creating websites with modern designs, responsive development, and improved functionality is a large part of what we do. It's incredibly rewarding to see how happy our clients are when they see the designs of their new website for the first time. Our developers do an excellent job of ensuring all of the features, functionality, and interactions the client wants are built into the site as its being developed. The final product is so well-executed, and the most gratifying part of it all is knowing that each member of our team went above and beyond to make it happen! Here's a look at a few of our most recent website launches over the past three months.
As liquidfish’s Project Manager, I am always looking for new ways to improve my efficiency and organization so that I am better able to proactively manage my tasks and reminders. Below are five things I do to achieve this. They're simple and easy but go a long way in helping me to do my best work.
I love telling people about my job. I always get the same response: “huh?” Though Twitter has been around since 2006 and Facebook since 2004, my job is still relatively new. My dad and his friends think my job is the weirdest thing they’ve ever heard of… until I tell them how it can help their business.
People should do more yoga. It’s a fact that yoga (meditative or vinyasa) is supremely beneficial for the health of a person’s body, mind, and spirit. The phrase “body, mind, spirit” is often heard within yogic verbiage, but what does it really mean? At its core, yoga is primarily a spiritual practice — the physical benefits being a happy collateral effect. In principle, yoga is the learned mental and spiritual awareness of a person’s micro and macro place in the world. An awareness of one’s surroundings and of the natural elements around us — sights, sounds, energy — is lost in day-to-day life. Our understanding and appreciation for our bodies drifts into ambivalence; breath is taken for granted. Yoga brings all of these things to the forefront of our consciousness.
I’m organized. Some people would say I’m very, very, very organized. I don’t know, but that’s what people are telling me. Every workplace struggles with developing a system that is understandable and easy to sort through. So take it from me — I’m pretty much the greatest person at organizing files. You can ask anyone.
As a web developer, I have a web browser running about 99.9% of the time I'm on a computer. It's usually the first program I start up and the last one I shut down. Not only is a web browser the medium through which the world views our work as developers, it can also be an indispensable tool to help us get sites built. Most desktop browsers have a few tools built in that can assist in web development, but the real power comes when you get into the realm of browser extensions.