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Treat Your Partners like…um, well…Partners

 “Nothing works better than just improving your product.” — Joel Spolsky, Stack Overflow co-founder In today’s business environment, it’s far too easy to get caught up in the new hype of the day.  That could be new methodology, new technology,

Posted in Career, work habits

Retailers: Still Putting Our Identity At Risk

 As the year and the holiday shopping season comes to a close, I am shocked and dismayed at US retailers.  Earlier this week, I happened upon this news article detailing how few retailers are using the new EMV or chip

Posted in Security

New Year’s Resolution: Update Your IT Infrastructure

 As we see 2015 drawing to a close, it’s time to set those new year’s resolutions.  After going through my own “infrastructure reboot” of sorts this year, it reinforced to me the need for everyone – both personally and in

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Help Your Local Government – They’re Trying To Keep You Safe

 It’s often too easy to bemoan the state of government.  It’s an easy target for being too slow, out-dated…and in extreme cases, corrupt or wasteful.  That’s really a disservice to the countless men and women who go into work each

Posted in Civic Tech, open data

Stop Complaining! Do Something!

I realize this is very preach-y, but still needs to be said periodically.  Unfortunately, I couldn’t find the two quotes above together in one…so my quote for this post is: “Don’t complain about things you’re not willing to help change…and

Posted in Career, work habits

Know Your Strengths and Weaknesses

Every so often, I’m reminded that I really need to live my own life and not someone else’s.  Last night, that hit me hard and square in the face.  I went on a craft beer brewery tour with some friends. 

Posted in Career, work habits

TV and Traditional Databases – The Decline is Real

 So have you heard of Smosh?  If you’re over the age of 30, it’s OK to say “No”. Smosh is a YouTube duo that has their first major movie release coming out this Friday, aptly titled Smosh: The Movie. Something

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