Thoughts on Engineering

How to use SSH Port Forwarding in Ruby HTTP Library

Feb 23, 2017 | By Matt |

Networking, Linux, Ruby on Rails

Sometimes you need to connect to a restricted server, by tunneling through a server that does have ...
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How to Design a Mobile App

Feb 21, 2017 | By Chris |

Design, UI/UX

User Experience When starting the mobile app (UI/UX) designs make sure you keep the user in mind. ...
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How to Test ActiveJob Callbacks Using Sidekiq

Feb 16, 2017 | By Matt |

Ruby, Ruby on Rails

While I have used Sidekiq for years now, I’m also a big fan of ActiveJob. I still use vanilla ...
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The Design Process

Feb 14, 2017 | By Chris |

Branding, Design, UI/UX

The design process is a little different for each design. No matter what you are designing though ...
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How to Manage Environment Variable in Ruby Subprocess

Feb 09, 2017 | By Matt |

Linux, Ruby on Rails, Programming

I recently worked on a project that caused some puzzlement when spawning subprocesses multiple ...
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Logo Design Basics

Branding “The process involved in creating a unique name and image for a product in the consumers’ ...
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How We Hired a Web Developer

Feb 06, 2017 | By Matt |


Growing to a point where Lotus could even think of bringing another engineer on the team was an ...
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What the font?

Feb 03, 2017 | By Chris |

Typography, Design

Typography  ty·pog·ra·phy noun the style and appearance of printed matter. the art or procedure of ...
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UI/UX Design Overview

Feb 02, 2017 | By Chris |

Design, UI/UX

History User interface design wasn’t always as we would think of it today. It started back in the ...
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How to Manage Ruby Processes at Launch on Linux

Feb 01, 2017 | By Matt |

Ruby, Linux, Raspberry Pi, IoT

For the past several months, we have been working on a software solution to run on embedded devices ...
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Understanding the basics of Branding through Brand Identity Examples

Jan 31, 2017 | By Chris |

Marketing, Branding, Design

When thinking of how to brand your company there is a variety of factors that come into play....
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How to Analyze a Company's Brand Identity

Jan 30, 2017 | By Chris |

Marketing, Branding

What is a brand identity? A company does a lot of research into its brand. It should take into ...
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Hand Crafted Holiday Boxes

Dec 13, 2016 | By Chris |


This year at Lotus we wanted to do something really special and unique for our clients. We wanted ...
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Lotus Apps T-Shirts

Aug 16, 2016 | By Matt |

Marketing, Branding, Design

We love to give our friends and customers a little Lotus Apps love, and Marcel is rocking one of ...
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Working Remote — 4 Years Later

Jun 16, 2016 | By Matt |

Programming, Development

It has been a whirlwind adventure, but I’m rapidly approaching 4years as a remote engineer and ...
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