Monthly Archive: March 2016

Support your favorite author – Buy the book week one 0

Support your favorite author – Buy the book week one

Reading is one of many enjoyable pastimes and we’ve talked about books once or twice here on the blog. However, this week I learned something new, care of one of John’s favorite authors, Myke Cole. As it turns out, book releases are graded munch like the release of the newest blockbuster movie (even though the two formats really have very little in common). You always hear about the “opening weekend”...

Android Pay shows Apple how it’s done 0

Android Pay shows Apple how it’s done

The latest front in the ongoing Apple vs Google mobile war is payments. Apple with the sadly named Apple Pay (Let’s be honest, everyone was hoping for iPay) and Google with Android Pay. Both have their own unique sets of pros and cons, but function in a mostly similar fashion. However, if they aren’t that drastically different, can one really be “better” than the other? Yes, and for a surprisingly...

Super slick logging with PapertrailApp 0

Super slick logging with PapertrailApp

Let’s be honest, basic logging is not hard. Watching logs scroll by is just a tail away. Even shipping most logs to other hosts isn’t hard. However when you start adding these things together, throw in a dash of web interface, a sprinkle of filtering and a heavy dollop of integration… it gets to be a rather large “hack”. So why hack it when you can use a ready-made solution...

NodeJS Module Tutorial: A New Series 0

NodeJS Module Tutorial: A New Series

Recently at work we’ve been busy working on a number of security projects. One of the key projects is having our user directory accessible universally which means LDAP. So we’ve undertaken moving our “Directory of Truth” from Okta to JumpCloud. While Okta provides a good product, JumpCloud provides LDAP-as-a-Service (and RADIUS-as-a-service) which has worked very well in my testing so far. What does this have to do with writing a...