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).
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.
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:
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.
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!
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!
The host is experiencing a DDoS attack on the node which has my VPS in it. Though this sucks, it’s simultaneously kind of exciting. Should be back soon, in any case, and I’ll probably implement some redundancy measures.
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!