Fresh out of college, I thought finding a job would be relatively easy. I had internships, freelance work, recommendations, a solid GPA, and honors awards in my job-hunting toolkit. I was confident OKC had what I was looking for, according to all the “growing job market” articles sent by well-meaning relatives. In the end, I found what I was looking for, and I’ve learned some valuable tips I wish I’d known at the beginning of my search.
Since its abrupt release a few weeks ago, The Witness has demanded the attention of gamers around the world. To describe this game swiftly, one could compare it to any number of memorable puzzle games of yesteryear — Portal, Minesweeper, even an entry into the now defunct Myst franchise. Or one could simply invoke the name of Jonathan Blow, the eccentric independent developer credited with bringing indie development into the collective consciousness back in 2008 with his time-bending puzzle-platformer, Braid.
I’m going to be dual-booting this blog post to talk about SSL certificates! We have a variety of Windows and Linux servers hosting websites here at liquidfish. One of the things that comes up fairly often is SSL certificates for these sites. I thought it would make for an interesting contrast if I went through the process of installing an SSL certificate in both Windows and Linux. In this case we are using Windows running IIS and Linux running nginx.
I’m constantly looking for ways to make my hands feel better. I am right-handed, and when I first noticed some discomfort in my hand, I began using the mouse with my left hand. I have had carpal tunnel in my right hand for some time now, and even after surgery I feel like it is coming back.
May this farce be with you.
We've inherited a lot of code at Liquidfish. Working with code written by another person years or possibly decades ago is always an interesting view into how diverse solutions can be in software. Occasionally this code can lead to the discovery of a new architectural idea or concept, but it can also reveal just as much about what not to do.
The most important part of liquidfish’s year is that we added new, awesome people to our team! 11 (yes, 11!) people joined liquidfish this year:
Being young has its perks: Everything is new and wonderful; the world is full of opportunities; and stress, hopefully, hasn’t grayed all of your hair. However, being young does have its downsides. You get asked for your ID everywhere; you have no experience at anything other than being clueless; and if you’re a developer, everything is foreign.
Throughout 2015, there has been a recurring theme. That theme is the number 21. I'd like to take the time to point out the significance of the number 21 in liquidfish's past, present and future.
Proofing and copywriting go together like cats and tacos: One is good. Both are better. Large agencies typically have a team of copywriters and a separate team of proofreaders to look over the writers’ work. But, when you’re part of a small agency, copywriters may also need to serve as proofreaders.