Over the years I’ve written a number of book reviews on this blog, although most of them pertain to programming and computer science. Yet over the past three years I’ve probably read more books about business than any other subject and I simply haven’t spent the time to write about them. Below is a list…
Cybersecurity is one of those words that most people probably feel like they understand generally, but they wouldn’t feel comfortable discussing specifics around the topic.
The negative impact of poor cybersecurity affects billions of people every single day, and yet most people have resigned themselves to thinking that “cybersecurity” is either too hard to understand or that some technology (or the government) should be doing this for us.
But what if I told you that cybersecurity is actually your problem to solve? And that the solution was pretty easy?
After more than four years, I recently decided to relaunch my semi-monthly email newsletter and to expand my social media presence.
One of the biggest mistakes I’ve made in my freelance business was not continuing to send my email newsletter and expand my network — and I’d like to share some key lessons with you that I’ve learned. You may decide that creating a newsletter to communicate with your customers is right for your business too.
It’s been a few weeks since President Trump signed his executive order banning travel from several predominantly Muslim counties — and beyond the political/moral right-fighting involved specifically in that order, I also have been following closely the discussion that Trump plans to overhaul the H1B visa program. To start, I’m neither an expert in politics…
It’s that time of year again… time to reflect on my past New Year’s Resolutions and establish some new ones for the coming year! Looking back at 2016 Last year I had four goals: Go offline more often. Blog more. Continue lowering my cholesterol. Run more races. So… how’d I do? If I’m being totally…
A few weeks ago I was asked to begin working on a new React application. A few of my team members had already scaffolded the app using create-react-app, and my job was to come in and add some advanced configurations relating to React Router and Express.
However it turned out to be a far more difficult task than I had anticipated.
A few weeks ago I lamented on Twitter some news about Chrome marking non-HTTPS websites as “not secure”.
As fate would have it, I recently stumbled across a way to enable SSL for free on my HostGator server using a service named CloudFare. Read more about how I set this up!
I probably use Google Hangouts 4-5 times a day — a fact that isn’t uncommon amongst software engineers, though working from home certainly increases my usage. Recently I noticed that one of my cameras (specifically the built-in camera on my OSX Thunderbolt display) was not being listed as an option in the Hangout settings. After…
I literally just got back from the 5th annual ThatConference and I cannot wait for next year!
But first, let me back up and give some context. This year’s conference marks the 4th year I have been fortunate enough to attend — in fact, I only missed the 2014 conference because my youngest child was born right around the same time. I have been chosen as a speaker 3 of those 4 years (including this year), and one of the years I convinced my then-company Sencha to sponsor. I have written about how great ThatConference is before, and honestly I wish I had the bandwidth to be more involved.
In short, I can’t speak more highly of any event than ThatConference. My family and I look forward to the event every year, and I genuinely hope it’s a tradition that we can continue for many years to come!