I love eating local. There’s something special about supporting people in your community, especially when great food is involved. This can be a challenge for me since I have a wheat allergy, but OKC has made great strides toward gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan diets. The icing on that gluten-free cupcake is finding a local restaurant that has a menu that suits my diet.
Google Analytics is an incredibly powerful tool that, when used well, can provide invaluable insights to marketing efforts, users’ behavior, and even site health. That said, it’s not without its flaws. Redundancies in traffic recording, artificial traffic from pesky botnets, and even your own visits to your website can all interfere with your data, skewing and obscuring information.
In a previous article, I wrote about one of the software-based tools I always have on-hand called Hiren’s BootCD. In this article, I will discuss how to use Hiren’s BootCD in a practical real-world situation which, in my case, is upgrading a computer from an HDD to an SSD. You can also do this if you are migrating to a new HDD.
Every developer has an urge to organize their code in the best way possible. However, this isn't always easy. Many paradigms exist in software architecture, but how do you choose the right one for a project? At liquidfish, we use a concept called Domain Driven Design. Most developers are probably familiar with DDD, but when I first learned about it, something clicked. It made a lot of sense. Some projects we plan for are not enormous enterprise level applications, but they're not small either. This is where DDD helps me wrap my head around things.
Unless you’re Kimmy Schmidt’s sister-wife and you somehow didn’t get out of the bunker, you’re aware there is a Presidential election in November. You’re likely also aware of your Facebook friends’ political stances and your Twitter acquaintances’ thoughts about Donald, Hillary, or Bernie. Not too long ago, social media wasn’t such a powerful force. Sure, anyone that was anyone had a MySpace account (remember the difficulty of choosing your “Top 8”?), but social media wasn’t the place where people went to get, share, or find information.
Let’s face it: I’m a noob. I was an even bigger noob six months ago than I am now. I’ve leveled up, got some experience under my belt, and gotten used to a new environment and a new way of working. So now I’m going to share a few things I’ve learned on how to not be as big of a noob.
I was recently tasked with creating a mobile application to be released for both iOS and Android. As a PHP developer with no experience coding natively for either platform, I was pleased to discover a framework that would allow me to develop an app for both using HTML, JS, and CSS: Ionic.
Hand lettering has become a big source of happiness for me. I take quotes and lyrics that speak to me and mold it into a personal expression through design. Lettering is also an endless chase. I’m always being inspired and challenged by a new style, ligature, flourish or technique. Instagram has become my platform of choice to share my work, as it has for a deluge of other artists worldwide. One quickly finds that receiving feedback, attention, and a following on Instagram is a joy unto itself. Feedback in the form of “favs” keeps me motivated to keep creating and developing my abilities. There are definitely proven methods to building momentum on Instagram, and I’d like to share four observations on how I’ve built a successful account.
Eureka! I finally had a breakthrough in the podcast community. Hello Tech Pros, hosted by Chad Bostick, asked me to come on to the show to talk about the web and the technology I use every day. We also dived into a bit of the problems I have experienced in the past and the exciting tech that will premiere in the near future. This was my first podcast ever, so I had to get prepared.