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The sdg Blog is designed to show you who we are and what we're all about. Whether you're looking to read up on the latest technologies, trying to improve your soft skills, or wondering what we've been up to, our blog offers something for everybody.

Using Leaflet to Find Your Next Cup of Coffee

According to Pew , “74% of adult smart phone owners age 18 and older say they use their phone to get directions or other information based on their current location.”  We’ve all been there before: an unfamiliar town, desperate for a cup of coffee, unsure where to get it. You pull out your smart phone, head to your favorite coffee chain website, hoping to have it tell you how far away...
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Discovering Relevance

Six months after LINQ to SQL was released, I had the chance to use it in a project. I was pretty excited. I was skeptical, too, but mostly excited. I figured I was dipping my toes into the future. From that day forward, there would be no need to write SQL (a fact that actually made me sad since I quite like writing SQL). Nope. From then on, I would write my database queries in C# like God...
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Outside of the Box

Have you ever considered technology as a viable career or hobby, but think that you are not necessarily cut out of that cloth? I never thought of myself as someone who would EVER want to work in Technology, but here I am. Things change, people change. Careers twist and turn. Life happens. I don’t fit “in the box”. I don’t think anyone should have to fit into a box. I’m a mid-life, female,...
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sdg Cooks for Kids at the Ronald McDonald House

After a very rewarding experience last year, sdg volunteers and their families returned to the Cooks for Kids program at the Ronald McDonald House (RMH) in the Minneapolis Children’s Hospital. The RMH provides a home-away-from-home to families with children being treated for life-threatening conditions.  In addition to lodging, the RMH provides a Cooks for Kids program that...
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Sudo and Sudon’t: Why, When and How to Sudo on a Linux System

If you’ve ever used a modern Linux distribution you’ve probably used sudo. But if you haven’t, check out this article and come back. I’ll wait right here. References to sudo in forum discussions are countless. It’s a powerful command, but there’s some magic behind it so I feel it deserves a little more attention. Some questions naturally come up: why do we need sudo? When should it be...
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