Author Archive

21
Sep

We’re moving on October 1

Our new address is: 400-1668 Barrington St. Halifax NS B3J 2A2 Come visit us!

31
Aug

Custom user delete in Devise

Devise's default behaviour to delete a user is to actually delete them from the database. This isn't the right approach for every site; in my case, I prefer to hang on to users in perpetuity and simply mark their record as deleted. The steps are simple. Create a migration: def up add_column :users, :deleted_at, :timestamp end When deleted_at gets a value, we'll consider the record deleted. Otherwise, it is active. Now we need to change the log in behaviour to check if the user has been deleted or not. Devise provides the valid_for_authentication? method, which you

14
Feb

Next hacks@ on Saturday 26 February at 4:30 p.m.

The next hacks@ is on 26 February at 4:30 p.m. Read more and sign up.

27
Jan

JavaScript talk at PodCamp Halifax 2011

JavaScript talk at PodCamp Halifax 2011

I had the opportunity to speak at PodCamp Halifax 2011 this past Sunday January 23 on the topic “JavaScript & jQuery – What it is, How to use it, and Why it’s the future of the web”. Given the predominantly social media audience of the conference, I kept the talk fairly low-tech, breaking the talk into 3 parts: A history of JavaScript and jQuery Where JavaScript started. Why we hated it (popups! popunders! marquees! dropdown navigation that didn’t work!) Why developers looked down their noses at JS for years. The introduction of Ajax and how it changed the web world, being the technological start

26
Jan

New design coming soon

New design coming soon

We’ve finally decided on a new design for our site, rather than this purchased (but still cool!) template. Here's a glimpse of what our site will look like:

15
Jan

Urtak Facebook App launches

After many months of development and testing, Urtak has launched the new Facebook version of their innovative and all-too-addictive polling application. We’ve quickly jumped on the opportunity and added the Urtak app to our Facebook page. This also marks Neal Stewart’s first major project at Liquid Media. He tore head-first into the depths of Ruby, Rails, RSpec, JavaScript, as well as Facebook development languages such as FBML and FBJS, along with a smattering of Linux system administration. If you would like to add the Urtak app to your Facebook page, visit http://apps.facebook.com/urtakapp/. To add the widget to your site,

03
Jan

ClearFit

ClearFit

ClearFit's online hiring solution matches people with jobs using the most valid predictor of job success: personality and experience. Read more about Liquid Media’s work for ClearFit

03
Jan

Urtak

Urtak

Urtak’s mission: To find out what the world is thinking. To share that knowledge with the world. Read more about what Liquid Media did for Urtak.