Many voices. One Flagrant.

All of our team members contribute to the Flagrant blog. Because all perspectives and writing styles have a place here. You can filter by category, author, or date posted.

What's Alive For You?

No one wants to read about another company’s summit. Shit, most companies don’t want to read about their own summit. What IS helpful to read is how a “non-essential” investment like a summit can light a thousand soul fires inside your company. Especially if your company is remote-first. The...

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Morgan Moran
By Morgan Moran
April 05, 2022

Join us in doing the not-normal thing.

Hey, how ya doin? Whatcha been up to over the last 2 years which totally count as dog years? This is a soul-check from your friends at Flagrant, who have been doing a lot of growing over the last 30 months. We started Flagrant in the thick of WTF times. And though it’s been hard,...

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Jim Remsik
By Jim Remsik
March 31, 2022

Remember To Breathe.

Take a deep breath in . . . And a long breath out . . . . . How are you doing today? We’ve being doing some powerful work lately and this year is just getting started. I believe that in order to achieve those big dreams we envision, to reach global sustainability within our lifetime,...

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Joyce Jia Hu
By Joyce Jia Hu
January 24, 2022

Pagination With Hotwire.

Pagination With Hotwire In the pantheon of classic user stories over the years of modern web development, pagination is certainly well represented. The first release of the long lived will_paginate gem goes all the way back to 2008 and the early years of Rails. Amazingly, newer gems like...

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Jonathan Greenberg
By Jonathan Greenberg
September 23, 2021

Unstuck Yourself.

We’ve all been there. You have a deadline or a goal that you, or perhaps your boss, desperately wants to meet. But when you sit down all that comes to mind is thoughts of an unending abyss filled with nothingness. We asked our team what things they do when they get stuck so hopefully you’ll...

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Jim Remsik
By Jim Remsik
September 01, 2021

Hotwire-Debug.

Github: Hotwire-Debug Hotwire dropped on the scene this past Christmas and it was right at a time where we were evaluating options for a product we’re building for a client. It seemed interesting and worth a look and as I dug-in a little bit I was both elated to see some Rails-style magic and...

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Jim Remsik
By Jim Remsik
January 14, 2021

We Are Here.

Photo by K8 on Unsplash This has been an extraordinary and eventful year. For me it began with the passing of my father and was quickly followed by the fulfillment of a desire to build something new. Although Flagrant technically began in August of 2019 we weren’t able to get started in...

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Jim Remsik
By Jim Remsik
November 02, 2020

ActionMailbox - Lessons Learned.

ActionMailbox is a great new feature shipped with Rails 6.0 that allows you to receive emails in your website; a sort of counterpart to sending emails with ActionMailer. ActionMailbox handles the complexities of catching and storing emails and exposes a simple configuration pattern and routing...

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Jonathan Greenberg
By Jonathan Greenberg
October 27, 2020

From 0 To 60 In Brand Design.

How I approach and create a small brand from scratch in a day. For any blank canvas or creative project, everyone approaches it differently. When a client asks me to create a brand for their new idea, I have a general way I go about designing. In order to reveal some of the design mystery,...

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Kelly Rauwerdink
By Kelly Rauwerdink
April 24, 2017

First Time Blogger, Everyday Imposter.

Dealing with my self-diagnosed failure everyday at a software company and learning to let it go. I want to acknowledge that this will forever be a work in progress. My life, that is. A journey to unravel why I (and maybe you) put so much pressure to be the world’s greatest whatever. I first...

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Kelly Rauwerdink
By Kelly Rauwerdink
April 19, 2017