Drupal Views Taxonomy Grouping Date Sort Issues

We had an issue today with Views 2 not grouping on taxonomy terms in anything but Table view. We asked the view to group on taxonomy terms and sort on date field, but it really sorted by date field, and only looked like it was grouping (nodes with different taxonomy…

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Genocide Intervention Network

Just got the go-ahead for an exciting new project that will see us working with the Genocide Intervention Network out of Washington, DC. We’ll be working with STAND, the student anti-genocide coalition. It’s a great step for us into finding new ways to build on changing the world for the…

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Ecotrust Canada

Ecotrust Canada is a new website redo project that we have been very pleased to work on. We’re working with our design partners over at BIRO Creative and it’s been a lot of fun. Partly that’s because our client contact at Ecotrust Canada has been fabulous, and I’m sincere in…

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Final BC-EBC Report goes live

Yesterday, the final report for the BC Electoral Boundaries Commission website went live. It is the result of over two years of work for the Commission and the quality of their work shows. We assisted by building their website, and developing some capacity loading strategies and a killer Google Maps…

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Malaspina Printmakers

We’ve been working on Malaspina Printmakers and it is live now so check it out. Very nice design from them and we were happy to put it together.   Author: Phillip Djwa

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Indigenous Adult Learner Video

Working with the talented Aboriginal filmmaker Lisa Jackson, Agentic produced this video for the Indigenous Adult and Higher Learning Association. It was produced in six weeks, and they were very pleased with the result. See it for yourself. AC_FL_RunContent( ‘codebase’,’http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=8,0,0,0′,’width’,’320′,’height’,’240′,’id’,’FLVPlayer’,’src’,’FLVPlayer_Progressive’,’flashvars’,’&MM_ComponentVersion=1&skinName=Clear_Skin_1&streamName=iahla&autoPlay=false&autoRewind=false’,’quality’,’high’,’scale’,’noscale’,’name’,’FLVPlayer’,’salign’,’lt’,’pluginspage’,’http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download/download.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=ShockwaveFlash’,’movie’,’http://www.fnesc.ca/iahla/FLVPlayer_Progressive’ ); //end AC code IAHLA Introduction Video Don’t see anything?…

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Report of the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage

Here’s how my presentation to the Report of the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage ended up – a small pithy quote. Happy that they got the essence of my presentation: “The Committee heard from witnesses who discussed the need to ensure that all content is treated equally by Canadian ISPs,…

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Launch of BC Healthy Living

Great new site for BC Healthy Living Alliance that details the work the group does to promote healthy living! http://www.bchealthyliving.ca/ gives an overview of the work in healthy living, physical activity, and tobacco reduction.   Author: Phillip Djwa

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Drupal Camp Vancouver

Drupal Camp Vancouver is coming May9-10 and it will be a great meeting of the best Drupal minds in Vancouver. We’ll be there as a sponsor and looking forward to sharing and learning. You can learn more here: http://drupalcampvancouver.org/   Author: Phillip Djwa

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Ecotrust is live today

Ecotrust Canada is live today and it truly is a showcase of Drupal in all of its glory. Ecotrust Canada is a nonprofit whose purpose is to build the conservation economy in coastal BC. They provide services for communities, First Nations and enterprises to green and grow their local economies.We’re…

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Social Change Institute

One great conference I regularly attend is the Social Change Institute. It’s a 5-day conference at Hollyhock that gets into issues around social change but with the folks that are doing this work on the ground. About 120 people from all over North America come together to discuss what they…

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Canadian Tourism Commission – Tofino Slideshow

Today the Canadian Tourism Commission, a Federal government initiative to promote Canada worldwide, launched their new media website and a creative project we’ve completed for them was highlighted on the homepage and we’re quite excited with the piece. It was a slideshow we created completely with three fabulous Canadian authors…

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Launch of AndreaReimer.ca

Andrea Reimer has announced her candidacy for Vision Vancouver for City Council and we were happy to get involved in developing her website. We think Andrea is a great candidate for council and we’re pleased to see her launch. She has been the Executive Director for Western Canada Wilderness as…

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Freaky Weather

Our newest launch is a new way to talk about climate change. Our client, Might Minds Ventures, wanted to think about a different way to speak to people about the impacts of global warming. Rather than preach to the converted, he took a new angle – and the result is…

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Collapsible fieldsets in Drupal nodes

This is an example of Drupal’s collapsible fieldsets. Input type = PHP because you need to include misc/collapse.js. Click here This is the content. Lorem ipsum dolor est . . . Click here for more This is more content. Lorem ipsum dolor est . . .   Author: Darko Hrgovic

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2008 TD Canada Trust Vancouver International Jazz Festival

This year, we’re proud to be associated with the Vancouver Jazz Festival which will be June 20-29th. We’re launching JazzStreets Vancouver, which is an online history of Vancouver jazz. Be sure to check it out on June 20th when it launches with the festival at jazzstreetvancouver.ca   Author: Phillip Djwa

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Drupalcamp Vancouver 2008

Drupalcamp Vancouver 2008 has come and gone. A great time was had by all at this inaugural event, sponsored in part by Agentic. See the pics: http://www.flickr.com/photos/djwa/ Darko presented Views argument handling code first thing Friday morning at the Wosk Center for Dialogue. The talk centered on the idea that…

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NetTuesday Talk

Talk from NetTuesday. Live Blog from Miss604 Video Feed from Roland Tanglao Drupal And DarfurView SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. (tags: drupal darfur)   Author: Phillip Djwa

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Dropping Knowledge International launches

Our newest site has just launched. It’s called Dropping Knowledge International and the site is a teaser site of a larger campaign designed to ask questions around the larger questions in our lives. Designed to be inclusive and interesting, it’s well worth checking out.   Author: Phillip Djwa

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First Nation Website Launches

We’ve had the pleasure recently of launching two new projects – First Nations Employment Society and the Native Education College. Check them out here – www.fnes.ca and www.necvancouver.org   Author: Phillip Djwa

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CLEONet Conference – Workshop

Phillip will be giving two workshops in Toronto for Cleonet’s “Learn, Grow and Connect” conference Oct 6-7. Web 101: Going online for small organizations Need ideas on using the Internet to enhance your community legal education work? At this introductory workshop, you will have a chance to identify your online…

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Vision Vancouver website launches

We’ve been building the new Vision Vancouver website and it launched today! It’s been a great project anchored by the great strategy and design team at Communicopia and the internal team at Vision Vancouver. It’s really building on the way Barack Obama has positioned his web strategy, although the Obama…

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ImagineNative 2008 Film Festival

I just got back from Imaginenative in Toronto, which is an Indigenous film festival. I was giving a talk on a panel for Alternative distribution of films. It was a really great talk and Zacharias Kunuk and Norman Kohn from Isuma were also on the panel along with Caroline Habib…

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Innovative Mapping Widget

As a new part of the Vision Vancouver website, we’ve launched a really cool new web widget developed by Biro Creative. It was Communicopia’s idea to have this neat way of putting people on the map of Vancouver with their issues. It’s well worth checking out and add your name!…

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Digital Drum Pro

Digital Drum Pro is the newest add to the Agentic family of websites. Designed and developed by our team, it’s a way that Aboriginal filmmakers in Canada can profile and develop their work in a way that they control. It allows full length features to be added to the website…

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The Natural Step – International launch

We’re pleased to announce the launch of the Natural Step website. Agentic helped to theme and build their newest website in over 11 countries, with many languages, from Japanese to Swedish. See this great project here.   Author: Phillip Djwa

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Happy 2007

2007 is already upon us and I’m feeling lucky and happy to start the year. We had a great Holiday season and even though it was too short, we’re back at it! We’ve been working on more than a few things! We’re close to finalizing a project with APTN that…

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Web Directions North

We’re assisting with Web Directions North Feb 6-10 in Vancouver. Web Directions is a conference for web designers and developers. Malcolm and I will be doing the podcasting for the conference and we’re pretty excited to be doing so. Web Directions looks like an amazing conference. Personally, I’m so happy…

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Censor This!

We’ve just launched a new website for CBC about all aspects of Censorship. It’s a week long focus on all things censored throughout the world. It’s this week Feb 18th to 24th, with the flagship documentary repeating on March 3. Check it out at cbc.ca/censorthis   Author: Phillip Djwa

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2010 Opportunities Workshop – March 7th

As part of our work with New Media BC, we are organizing a full-day workshop on March 7th that will be a great opportunity to hear about 2010 opportunities and how you might be involved as a business. We’ll hear from a number of key players including several from the…

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Spring is here!

This past month we’ve been working hard as it is always our craziest time as we finish up projects as the end of March is the fiscal year for many of our clients. But it’s also the start of spring and I always look forward to the change of seasons….

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Tyee Comments

One project we are quite pleased to have completed is the work around the new Tyee comments section. Essentially, we built a new way that people can comment that is designed to promote more civility in the comments. Read David Beers summary of it here: http://thetyee.ca/Mediacheck/2007/05/16/NewComments/   Author: Phillip Djwa

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Canada New Media Fund – Interview on CBC Radio

Had a chance to speak to Priya Ramu on CBC Radio 1 – “On the Coast” about the new Canada New Media Fund. It’s a renewal of the federal government’s committment to quality Canadian Content. Basically, the fund is $29M over two years, which is an increase of about $500k…

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CBC Aboriginal Site Officially Launches

On June 21, National Aboriginal Day, the new CBC Aboriginal site officially launched and we assisted with a promotions campaign using our developed lists of National Aboriginal organizations across the country. It’s been an exciting project and we’re delighted that it has finally reached the national headlines itself. The site…

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People Together Foundation

We’re working on some really interesting projects lately and one I wanted to mention is the People Together Foundation. It’s a project of a local foundation to address reconciliation activities for First Nations here in BC. It’s based on a similar project in Australia and I’m really looking forward to…

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Some exciting summer work!

BC Healthy Living Alliance – we’re going to be redoing a website for them, so we’re quite excited to be working on such a worthwhile project. They are working towards a healthier BC and have set some really ambitious goals to get us off the couch, and eating better! Check…

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Is it Fall yet? Starting to feel like it!

We’re starting to book the studio for October which is great, but wild to think about the work we’re going to be doing in the fall. Emily and I will be going to Toronto for a quick trip to see The Family Law Education for Women to help them develop…

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Wanted: An Office Manager

We’re hiring – looking for an office manager! Ê This is an exciting and diverse position that combines general office management with financial responsibilities, making you the hub of our small office. While the core responsibilities are typical of office management, the right candidate will have an opportunity to learn…

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Digitaldrum.ca Launches!

Digital Drum is a place for Aboriginal Cultural expression – for example: storytelling, media literacy, community traditions, activism and music. It’s a website that we’ve been working on and is finally going live on Sept 17th. Check it out! And here’s an article on the launch. Ê   Author: Phillip…

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Agentic Studio Christmas Closures

Seems incredible to think about this now, but indeed we are planning our holidays carefully! 🙂 The studio will close end of day Friday Dec 21st and reopen Monday the 7th of January. We will be periodically checking email and voicemail, but hopefully most issues will be able to wait!…

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Future of Work

I had the opportunity to be a part of a Broadband Symposium in Haida Gwaii this past Monday. It was organized by Art Lew of the Community Futures there. It was a great opportunity to hear from a large group of experts about the opportunities and challenges for communities that…

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Small Business and the Web: Disruptive Technologies

An exciting article describing some of the work Agentic was in the Globe and Mail on November 16th, 2006.Click here to read a copy (JPG)Here’s an excerpt:With fewer resources and less marketing heft, leveraging the new tools of technology can mean the difference between thriving and being left behind.ÊGranville Island…

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Aboriginal People’s Television Network

Working on several new clients, including a new web project for APTN! APTN is developing an Aboriginal youth project for the preservation of Aboriginal language and a way to connect with Elders! I’m looking forward to it.   Author: Phillip Djwa

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Strategies for Tech Success for Small Business

“Ninety percent of small business owners,” says Phillip Djwa, “are not technology innovators or early adopters, so using new technologies can provide a significant competitive advantage.” He offers five strategies to ensure that the famous Wanamaker quote (“I know that half of my technology does not help my business. I…

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Our new name — Agentic Communications

As you may know, I have been in business for years in the high-tech industry, and it only seems like a click of the mouse since I downloaded in 1993 the first web browser – Mosaic 0.93beta. Who knew it would unleash such an amazing decade of change. Since then,…

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Recent Clients

Two recent RFP wins that mark the first under our banner as Agentic. Granville Island (CMHC) has reselected us as their interactive agency for the next year. This is very exciting news and we are looking forward to this new relationship. New Media BC has selected us to deliver a…

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First Nations Education

Two great opportunities – one was the fact that I’ve been appointed to a Provincial Advisory Committee on Online Content and the second was having the opportunity to speak to the Premier’s Technology Council yesterday about First Nations education and e-learning. Certainly, e-learning, or distributed learning, has so much potential…

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Recent wins

We recently have been awarded two RFPs that we’re excited to work on. The first was a web audit of Firstbusiness.ca as they work towards a refresh of this important resource for Aboriginal entrepreneurs. The second was the Vancouver Coastal Aboriginal Planning Committee website redevelopment, as they require a great…

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In lieu of cards

Lately, I’ve been working with Kirsten Kozuback from Redway BC News and she is great. But today we had a great synergistic idea to support the Helping Spirit Lodge Society. It’s a women’s shelter for women escaping domestic violence. But they also come to the shelter with their kids. And…

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