8 Aug 2012
8 Aug 2012
16 Jul 2012
Today we celebrated Carl’s birthday!
Correction – Today, we celebrated having missed Carl’s birthday, which was yesterday. Carl, being a good sport, promised that he would one day be able to move on past this disappointment, and hopefully lead a life similar to the one he had before.
13 Jul 2012
Was pleasantly amused to see this appear on YACHT’s Instagram feed a few weeks ago. Perhaps you’ve heard their music before.
20 Jun 2012
For those of you in the Northern Hemisphere… have a lovely summer!
4 Jun 2012
We’ve been testing out a few conference systems and first went with WebEX as several of our clients/partners seem to use it, but after a few calls, it seemed like a lot of moaning and groaning on our end about having to navigate their UI.
We’ve since settled on GoToMeeting as their tools/interface feel much easier to interact with.
So, today… I went through your cancellation process, which required me to call and wait on hold for 20 minutes, talk with one of your agents, explain why we wanted to cancel, turn down their offer for free training of using their tool, and eventually wait for my confirmation email. I’ve gone ahead and provided it for you.
I’ll give you some credit though. When I first compared WebEX vs GoToMeeting, I found your marketing/sales pitch to be more compelling, so pulled my credit card out for you first. However, once you gave me access to my new account, It was nothing but headaches and annoyances for the team. Very difficult tools to interact with… the epitome of a web tool designed by technical people who lack much empathy for the end-user. I worry that you’re losing a lot of customers for similar reasons… and would encourage you to have some of your usability experts focus on your online scheduling/planning tools as it was too painful for us to work with.
18 May 2012
3 May 2012
I’ve been wanting one in our studio for years…
23 Apr 2012
While in the UK last week, Joshua and I took a day trip to Brighton.
17 Apr 2012
12 Apr 2012
9 Apr 2012
Sometimes they feel like this… as opposed to this.
9 Apr 2012
Finally got our new poster framed. :-)
9 Apr 2012
Jack and Brian figuring out shit for one of our new mobile projects.
6 Apr 2012
While I have fond memories of the days when we’d be getting several hosting orders each day for new customers, I don’t miss the days when servers would crash. We’re thankful to be able to partner with companies like Blue Box for most of our client hosting needs these days.
Days since I was last in a colo facility: 97. (when we pulled all of our remaining servers out of our cabinet on Dec. 31, 2011)
2 Apr 2012
We love our Planet Argon shirts, and now they’re available for everyone! Show that you love Portland just as much as us. Shirts, coasters, and more to come soon.
26 Mar 2012
Annie, Eric, and myself recently flew down to Mountain View, CA to meet with one of our new clients, TCI who is a K-12 education publishing company. While visiting, I couldn’t help taking a few photos of them in the studio classroom.
Stay tuned as we’ll have a lot to share about the work we’re doing with them.
22 Mar 2012
This is the Planet Argon site viewed using Firefox’s new 3D inspector tool for developers.
20 Mar 2012
Stop treating the development community like it’s a fucking boys club.
24 Feb 2012
It’s okay to have a little fun from time to time.
Found on the UXMad call for proposal form.
14 Feb 2012
Gary will occasionally bring his dogs to the studio. We put this sign on the door to warn visitors.
9 Nov 2011
Some of the folks opted to be Gary for his birthday. Can you spot the real one?
4 Nov 2011
2 Nov 2011
I’ve been trying to push Movember onto the gentlemen of Planet Argon, with no success. So in an attempt to persuade, I fashioned them with the most stylish mustaches, mustachios, and handlebars I could find. Not so bad, right?
25 Oct 2011
One of our other new t-shirt designs… we played around with the logo a little bit.
27 Sep 2011
Eric and Jack showing off a few of the designs from our Autumn 2011 collection.
Now available in the Planet Argon Shop!