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May 7, 2015 - 4:30pm -- John Locke

Another sales call today, with a prospective start-upper who thought Drupal might lower his costs to get a web startup launched.

And I didn't really answer the question directly -- because in the long run, if you're building something successful, you're going to spend as much on your Drupal site as you would building from scratch.

Sustainable/Open Business
April 3, 2015 - 1:51pm -- John Locke

We're starting to recommend Drupal 8 for some new upgrade projects, with the following notes...

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March 6, 2015 - 5:25pm -- John Locke

Mike, looking for information about integrating a data collection Software as a Service (SaaS) offering, asked:

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February 19, 2015 - 6:04pm -- John Locke

Lately at Freelock, we've been improving our Drupal site assessment. For years we've analyzed Drupal sites built by others to identify how well they are built, what pitfalls/minefields lurk there, and where we need to be extremely careful with budget recommendations when extending functionality.

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December 4, 2014 - 6:41pm -- John Locke

Just a quick note of how we resolved an issue related to an upgrade to Date.

Dev Corner
October 9, 2014 - 9:57am -- John Locke

"Hey, since the upgrade, I can't use the power edit feature anymore!" came the request. Ok. There have been several different upgrades over the past few months. The menu editor module has been updated. The server has been upgraded. The site is in heavy use, so there are lots of content changes.

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October 7, 2014 - 11:04am -- John Locke

One of our clients wanted to regularly update a list of dealers along with the parts carried at that dealer, and show them on a map.

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October 5, 2014 - 11:11pm -- John Locke

Apparently there's some FUD (Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt) being sown by a few Drupal shops who are spreading downright wrong information about Drupal 8, trying to encourage people to upgrade to 7 now.

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September 26, 2014 - 1:03pm -- John Locke

The short answer: Not Vulnerable.

We've been asked by several customers about whether they or we are affected by the recently discovered Bash ShellShock vulnerability. And to the best of our knowledge, we are completely unaffected.

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September 9, 2014 - 11:36am -- John Locke

Joaquin asks:

Sorry, John.

But when it comes to adding Youtube and Vimeo, you still haven't made the case for not going into the HTML.

Here is a test page I created.

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  1. I had the privilege of working with John and Freelock in launching a new Little League website. The process was flawless and the end product was magnificent exceeding our expectations. John knows his stuff! He had a wonderful ability to bring the perfect solution to our community based organization. Being volunteer run, we needed some special considerations in the way our website works, John understood this and delivered solutions that were perfect for us. We now have a cool website that also has the ability to grow with us into the future. I highly recommend John Locke and Freelock Computing.

    Brian Boone
    Pacific Little League

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