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.
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.
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.
As a writer, I'm a sucker for good storytelling. Storytelling humanizes our industry. Storytelling truly moves people and builds relationships, not just sales. Strong relationships create brand loyalists — your believers for life, who will consistently support your brand and sing your praises to their friends. Indeed, storytelling is a powerful tool.
Last Friday, our entire team sat down together over a warm, delicious Thanksgiving potluck meal. Everyone brought a little something and it turned out to be a full-on feast. We recently had two new employees join our team so this was also a great time to get to know them better.
As developers, we often have to go to the command line to take a look at text files. Have you ever run cat on a giant text file and and waited five minutes for the whole thing to display? Have you ever sifted for a specific line in a log that is 99.9 percent full of stuff you don’t care about? Ever wanted to pull specific information out of multiple lines and put it in a new file easily? Well, I have some cool stuff to show you.
I've always loved exploring and experiencing new sights, smells and tastes. I could ramble on for a while about all of the awesome shops and restaurants OKC has to offer (maybe in another post), but what about all that can be found outside the city? Drive along any interstate out of here, in any direction, and it won't be long before you hit a state park or hiking trail that will take your breath away. I all but completely revert into my 9-year-old inquisitive self when released into the wild, stopping every 50 feet to squat and stare at some bug or plant just off the path or stand atop the nearest rock. Lucky for me, there are so many places around here to slake my wanderlust. Here are a few of my favorites.