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New Look, New Blog

With our new look and feel finally released to the world, I thought I would take a moment to pontificate and see if I couldn't add something of value

By Sam LaRoe, Account Manager
October 21, 2008

Removing a Unix sym link

If you try deleting a symbolic link like this:

rm -f test/

You get this:

rm: cannot remove `test/': Not a directory

Same deal if you try to use 'rmdir' to delete it.

Here's what works:
Remove the trailing slash from 'test/' and you're all gravy.

By Barrett Olafson, Senior Project Manager
September 30, 2008

Keeping in touch after the event

I attended the 2008 AIGA leadership retreat in Omaha, Nebraska (I'm starting in July as the new Web Chair for AIGA Portland). There were some great opportunities to talk about Web Development and get inspired about this great organization.

By Joaquin Lippincott, CEO
June 24, 2008

Top 12 Drupal Modules

I just got back from Webvisions here in Portland. There were a number of interesting presentations and conferences are always good to get revitalized. One presentation that was of particular interest to me was by Sean Larkin of OpenSourcery, where he covered Drupal as a development platform.

By Joaquin Lippincott, CEO
May 28, 2008

Paper Prototypes

When it comes to planning a technology application, you can't beat low tech. Given that I run a web technology company clients are often surprised that I rarely use my computer when planning a user interface. Instead I opt to create paper prototypes using a pen, paper, scissors and scotch tape. There are a number of reasons why this just works better.

By Joaquin Lippincott, CEO
April 1, 2008

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