Category: Updates

I’ve open-sourced Spendflow; it’s a Meteor.js application

Spendflow, an application I’ve been developing on and off over the past year, is now open-source. What is perhaps more interesting is that it’s a Meteor application developed in CoffeeScript. Although Meteor is gaining traction and nearing 1.0, there are still not that many published applications built in Meteor.

I hope Spendflow will be a good example of how to structure a Meteor application of its kind (or that community feedback will soon make it so).

Get the code on GitHub: https://github.com/spendflow/spendflow

Read the full post on the Spendflow blog.

Klar for å ta oppdrag i Norge! (Now open for business in Norway!)

WizOne Solutions has moved to Norway! You’ll see a slight update in the footer showing its Norwegian organization number. The official new name is Kaland Web, but we will continue being WizOne Solutions. A Norwegian version of the site is likely to show up after a while. In short: I haven’t blogged in a while, but I’m still here!

Rates on new work will generally be consistent with the Norwegian economy, so that is something to keep in mind when evaluating my services.

Looking forward to seeing how this new chapter unfolds!

Norwegian speakers only beyond this point:

Kjære norskspråkelig menneske :),

Jeg snakker norsk, så bare ta kontakt direkte på norsk hvis du har behov for tjenestene mine. Jeg kommer ikke til å skrive så mye på norsk på denne bloggen. Jeg vil heller ha en helnorsk side enn å blande språkene. På Twitter kan du sende tviter til @wizoneno eller @wizonesolutions.

WizOne Solutions Winter Update

Update: I’ve also sponsored DrupalCamp NJ (http://www.drupalcampnj.org/sponsors/fill-pdf-service) at the Silver level.

I wondered what I should call this post, and the title I picked seemed to fit. It’s been some time since I’ve written a proper blog post about my attendance to (or sponsorship of) camps. I’ve definitely tweeted about it, but the blog posts have been lagging behind. Time passes, and opportunities do too. I think I’d be beating a dead horse to try and catch up now. I’d rather just list the highlights since around July:

  1. Was an individual sponsor of DrupalCamp LA (http://2011.drupalcampla.com/sponsors/wizone-solutions) and attended. Presented on hooks with Oliver Seldman and subbed in for Christefano’s presentation (http://2011.drupalcampla.com/sessions/professional-staging-and-deployment-todays-best-and-worst-practices). Also scored a great new photo courtesy of Sawako Leslie (thanks!).
  2. Attended my first DrupalCon…in London (ahem, Croydon)! I also did an individual sponsorship for that (http://london2011.drupal.org/sponsor/wizone-solutions) and ran a couple informal discussion sessions (BOFs).
  3. Experienced Drutober with nearly back-to-back DrupalCamps.The first was the Pacific Northwest Drupal Summit. This was a pretty cool event (yeah, sponsored this also. See a trend? http://pnwdrupalsummit.org/sponsors/wizone-solutions). It was targeted more at developers, apparently, and it was really well organized. I mean really well. Everything just went so smoothly and was so professionally done. My paltry $50 (OK, $200 total) was worth every penny.

    The second camp was the Bay Area Drupal Camp, a.k.a. BADCamp. (Individual sponsorship in profile: http://2011.badcamp.net/attendees/wizonesolutions.) I had to work for this one (the Coder Lounge was around 15 minutes away from the sessions), but it was worth it, and I made some new acquaintances. My session on Fill PDF also made it in at the last second (http://2011.badcamp.net/program/sessions/fill-pdf-module-web-form-data-completed-pdf-form-out). That was surprising, but cool, and the presentation went pretty well.

    Drutober was interesting because it was the first time I went to DrupalCamps with concrete goals. I think that helped me get more out of it.

  4. SANDcamp 2012 (two sponsorships! https://www.sandcamp.org/sponsors#block-views-sponsors-block-11 and https://www.sandcamp.org/sponsors/fill-pdf-service) and DrupalCamp NJ (individual sponsor; see this page: http://www.drupalcampnj.org/event/attendees) are coming next.

So it’s been an interesting year. In the coming year, I’m hoping to polish up Fill PDF Service and make it properly rock. That’s part of the reason for trying to ramp up the marketing a bit. We’ll see how it goes!

(And I’ll try to write more.)

Toolbox page launched

You may have noticed there’s a new tab on the site: Toolbox. This is a simple list of various tools I use in my day-to-day work and in running the business. There’s no need to keep the fact that I use them secret, so I thought I’d start maintaining a page of said tools. It will also hopefully help me generate some affiliate income.

So check it out, and if any of the tools on it interest you, check them out!

wiz1.us back, Fill PDF Service still a bit slow

wiz1.us seems to be back (I think it’s generally been working anyway, since it uses hook_boot() and doesn’t have to bootstrap much).

Fill PDF Service is still somewhat slow but does seem to be loading now. The host mentioned that some packet loss is occurring, so I guess that’s what it is.

Hold out a bit longer. Thanks.

Challenge Accepted (or: Migrating Site to Drupal 7)

If you’ve viewed source on my site or followed me on Twitter, you’ve noticed something strange: I’m a Drupal Developer, but my site runs WordPress. What the heck!?

A certain tweeter also implied that this site would be too hard to do in Drupal.

Well, paying respect to the old Wild West…them’s fightin’ words!

First, the backstory: This site was set up before I specialized in Drupal. Once I specialized in Drupal, I got too busy to convert it! Until now.

I don’t want any more tweets like that, so I’m aiming to convert it before or during DrupalCon London.

Stay tuned for updates!

DrupalCon London 2011 – WizOne Solutions Individual Sponsor Page Now Live!

That link in the other post shouldn’t be showing access denied anymore. They published my sponsor page and are showing Individual Sponsors on the main Sponsors page now!

Here’s the link to my sponsor page: WizOne Solutions DrupalCon 2011 Individual Sponsor Page

I appreciate it, DrupalCon team!

Now providing IRC support! Solved a couple problems already

So, since about 3 days ago, I’ve started providing some support on IRC! Basically, ever since Four Kitchens presented on open-source and no-cost tools for collaboration and mentioned that serious Drupal professionals needed to be on IRC, I decided I’d leave ChatZilla on and hang around on IRC. This led to me starting to answer people’s Drupal questions, and before I knew it, I was suddenly giving support!

It’s actually been quite a good experience. I’ve helped a few people solve their problems. Best of all, I was able able to check the, “I give support on IRC” checkbox in my Drupal.org profile!

Without further ado, let’s look at what giving support on IRC is like!