Category Archives: From the Forge

Things to do when you’re not buried in projects

One summer day in 7th grade I remember being really bored.  You know those days where nothing (not even asteroids on the Atari 2600) seems like fun?  On this particular day I decided to make a list of stuff to do when I was bored.  I don’t remember the list as a smashing success, but […]

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Command-line PHP

I get a little misty when I harken back to 1994 and my first linux install (slackware, kernel version 1.0).  The whole purpose of the excercise was so I could learn to write perl.  I had messed with Visual Basic and got frustrated with the runtime junk and the fact that extending it (OCX controls […]

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Freshbooks is doing the SAAS model right.

Have you heard of Freshbooks? If you are a small shop or freelancer, you should absolutely check them out.  In my opinion, they have really executed well on their business model of “do one thing extremely well.”  Fantastic support, very easy to use and Free for freelancers.  Once I grew out of the free version […]

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New features in Joomla 1.6

I have been following the development of Joomla 1.6 pretty closely since the first beta was released.  We’ve installed the latest beta version and I’m pretty excited that they are focusing on the following 3 key features: Better access control level (ACL) system The ACL solution is a no-brainer in my opinion.  Until now there […]

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Collaboration in the new age

It’s amazing how easy it is to collaborate on any project or creative process with the myriad of tools available.   In a past life I was a recording engineer, and I remember hearing a talk by Phil Ramone at a convention after he finished up the brilliant ‘Duets’ recording by Frank Sinatra. What was so […]

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