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A MOET and POET Curve-Fitting Approach to Project Management & Meeting Time Estimation

Find the curves to estimate meeting and project management time (almost) perfectly for your projects! We call it Meeting Overhead Efficiency Theory and Project Overhead Efficiency Theory, or MOET and POET for all of you…
Adam Edgerton
December 28th, 2011
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Project Management Chronicles: Be the Expo

Imagine this scenario at your favorite popular and busy eatery: A diner informs the server that their order has been undercooked and that their side is not what they ordered; the overachieving, overburdened and busy server…
Barrett Olafson
December 27th, 2011
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Date-boosting Solr / Drupal search results

By replacing Drupal's core search with Solr, it's possible to gain very fine control of the results. Not only is Solr very flexble, but the apachesolr module is generous with its hooks. One potential use is boosting the…
Dylan Tack
December 22nd, 2011
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Drupal 7 Tutorial: Creating Custom Filters in Views

This article is one of Metal Toad's Top 20 Drupal Tips. Enjoy! I love views. It makes my job easier, so I can focus on the more complex things, rather then having to hand-write queries, create forms for filtering data and it…
Jonathan Jordan
December 19th, 2011
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Adding WordPress to the Arsenal

With the recent acquisition of Etch Software, Metal Toad Media has added a new Director of Digital Strategy, Mike Bijon, and diversified our service offering to include WordPress. Already the world's pre-eminent blogging…
Joaquin Lippincott
November 29th, 2011
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Responsive Web Design and HTML5 are the Future

With the latest launch of the Amazon Kindle Fire Tablet, the world is now up to more than five major Android hardware providers. Here's the list of the major players: Amazon Samsung Hewlett Packard HTC Motorola Barnes…
Joaquin Lippincott
November 17th, 2011
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Mobile First – a mirage?

You've heard the hype. The mobile web is exploding, and device sales will soon outstrip PCs. Our desktops and laptops will join VCRs and fax machines in the dustbin of history. Source: CNN MoneyYet, mobile usage share is…
Dylan Tack
November 10th, 2011
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How does Google do a barrel roll?

By now you've probably seen Google "do a barrel roll". If you haven't, head over to google.com and enter "Do a barrel roll". What? You're using IE? Ok, well then no tricks for you. I suggest Chrome. For the rest of us…
Dan Linn
November 3rd, 2011
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Drupal From Scratch: New Site Checklist

Set the Admin theme Seven comes installed with Drupal 7 Rubrik is nice but has one bug that doesn’t show view replacement patterns Set the site email address to your preferred administration email admin/config/system/site-…
Kronda Adair
November 2nd, 2011
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Avoid Potholes When Deploying Drupal Sites to Media Temple Virtual Private Servers

I recently had occasion to set up a new Drupal site on a dedicated virtual private server on Media Temple (dv 4.0). Everything was going swimmingly until I deployed the site and tried to reach it via the IP address. The…
Kronda Adair
November 1st, 2011
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Drupal 7 Deployment Checklist

This list makes sure that we covers our... Ahem, bases. This is an update to the blog post originally written by Dylan Tack, our Lead Drupal Engineer. Database logging row limit and Error Reporting (admin/config/development/…
Dan Linn
October 28th, 2011
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Metal Toad's New Offices - A First Look!

In case you missed the news, we've officially moved to our new office at 3rd and Salmon! We're back up and running after an overnight move, but there is still plenty of unpacking to complete. We're already enjoying having a…
Adam Edgerton
October 27th, 2011

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