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SEP Named a Winning Company in the 2022 Powderkeg Unvalley Awards

Ever wanted to connect your ruby app to a Google Spreadsheet? Yeah. Me too. I find myself writing ruby scripts and console apps all the time. Many times needing a simple way to store or pull data. Databases…
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Connecting Ruby to a Google Spreadsheet With a Service Account

Ever wanted to connect your ruby app to a Google Spreadsheet? Yeah. Me too. I find myself writing ruby scripts and console apps all the time. Many times needing a simple way to store or pull data. Databases are good at that (storing data). But, sometimes a spreadsheet is a more natural place to put […]
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Security in the Age of the Internet of Things

Originally published on my personal blog. The Internet of Things is big. No, really big. No, even bigger than that. How big? My colleague Brad Boyer explains it better than I could (and handily defines the thing part of IoT, too). Go read it – I’ll wait. Welcome back! Security is hard. No, really hard. […]
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Is biometric security really secure?

I’m posting this as a response to my colleague’s blog post. Laurie asked whether biometrics as a security mechanism is actually useful. I see biometric security as an excellent mechanism for protecting things that are less likely to be hacked or are less important. It works well for the cell phones of the everyday masses. Not […]
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Passwords, P@55w0rD$, Schmasswords

I have too many passwords.  I admit that I don’t always use a unique password on websites that I rate low on my ‘do I care if I get hacked’ radar.  And, unless forced, I’m terrible at remembering to change them from time to time.  On the plus side, I don’t keep passwords on post-it […]
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