PHP GAE and the GSuite Directory

UNDER CONSTRUCTION AS I GO… My latest adventure has been trying to create a staff directory for my organization’s GSuite user directory. There are commercial versions available, but all are both expensive and don’t do what I need. This dives me into the somewhat complex world of OAuth authentication and the google API. There is… Read More

Pure CSS Tips and Tricks

[Under Construction] I have recently decided to move our code base from Bootstrap 3 to Pure CSS. Pure is a very light-weight CSS framework that does not depend on JavaScript and so has advantages for areas with poor bandwidth. I am new to it, so this is what I’ve learned. Not ready out of the box. While… Read More

Silos are Sexist

As Locus members, we are committed to integrated programming, but why? And why does it seem to be such an uphill struggle in a world where the prevailing development paradigm is dominated by top-down, narrowly focused, short-term interventions? The most important reason to pursue integrated programming is that it works for women. Women living in… Read More

ALL POLITICS IS LOCAL: BUILDING GRASSROOTS DEMOCRACY

The old saying that “All politics is local” is especially true when it comes to overcoming poverty and hunger. Issues of good nutrition, primary education, primary health care, water and sanitation, skills training, preserving the environment and ensuring public safety are all local issues. Nations can allocate budgets and launch national programs, but actually getting basic public services to work requires good local government. Read More