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Joomla Development Insights

Thoughts on development and Joomla from John Hooley, senior Blue Bridge developer.
Apr
16

5 Years In Business

5 Years In Business

A paddle with a panther on the front and a rabbit on the back

The above image is the first payment I received as a freelancer.  A family friend, Joe Fortner, carved this oar for me in exchange for designing and building a website for him showcasing his totem poles (www.totem-poles.org).  The oar is from the movie, The Edge.  On the front of the oar is a panther and on the back is a rabbit smoking a pipe because it knows that it's smarter than the panther.  Though I built Joe's site as a student five and a half years ago, today is the actual five year mark for the bluebridgedev.com domain name and when I started my first for dollars project.  Here's to another 5 years helping people build solutions online (I'm raising my coffee cup. :) )

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Feb
19

Javascript vs. Dyslexia

I'm an enormous fan of education— I can't think of anything more important to the human species than our capability to discover and pass on knowledge.  Additionally, I'm an enormous fan of educators.  Not only have I been blessed with many good teachers, but I know many good teachers and they are all passionate about what they do and continue to advance their capabilities. My brother Sam, one of these teachers, works with kids with behavior and learning disabilities and he recently forwarded me an article concerning dyslexia.

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Feb
01

2012 In Review

Everyone has years in their life that stand out. I've had years where I've looked back and thought, "Wow, what an amazing year." I've had other years where I've looked back and thought, "This is the hardest year of my life. How did I go so wrong?" 2012 falls into the latter category. It wasn't not the hardest year by any stretch, but it was a tough year.

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