Making Static Components Stateful With CSS/Sass

Searching for some red ladies hoodies to wear at your team's event this Fall? How about a purple heathered t-shirt for your group's outing? Last month we launched an exciting change to our product catalog – the ability to filter styles whose color(s) match a simplified name or filter. Finding your customizable apparel in the right color is now easier than ever. And thanks to our usage of SUIT-based CSS components, along with the ability to leverage existing Rails' fragment...

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A Spooky Ink-o-ween!

This year we had a great showing of costumes in the office for Halloween

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Rebuilding the Plane We're Flying In

Three years ago, we were part way through the process of moving all of our servers and infrastructure from a single colocation facility to a multiple availability zone Amazon virtual private cloud. Things were going well and the business was booming, but we had a major problem. The old Storage Area Network (disk drive system shared by many of our servers) was going to run out of capacity in a matter of months.

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How to add badges to iterm2

iTerm2 - the popular terminal emulator for OSX has added some really neat features. One of those is badges. From the documentation: A badge is a large text label that appears in the top right of a terminal session to provide dynamic status, such as the current host name or git branch. I had some trouble figuring out how to build a badge so I wanted to share a quick walk-through. Thanks to Chris Mar for walking me through the...

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Contributing to Open-Source

Over the last six months here at CustomInk we’ve been building an internal Content Management System (CMS) named Inkpress to help various company stakeholders design and publish a wide array of landing pages that drive overall business objectives. Inkpress makes heavy use of AlchemyCMS - an open-source Rails engine - to help power the user interface and manage much of the back-end page template and element data. It’s a fantastic piece of software, but there was one small issue: we...

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ruby-for-good-2016

This past weekend was the third installment of Ruby For Good. As clichéd as it sounds, this was the best one yet! The conference was held at the picturesque Smithsonian George Mason School of Conservation. Get ready for lots of photos!

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