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Building a Scalable API in the AWS Cl...

Building a Scalable API in the AWS Cloud

We’ve been running our Node.js based API in the AWS cloud for a couple of years but have been wanting to scale way up. Rather than trying to beef up our existing VPC (vertically scale) I made the decision to architect a new solution and rebuild it from the ground up. In this post I […]

Soundset 2015

Soundset 2015

Another year, another Soundset, and this year was nothing short of outstanding! I am a huge hip-hop fan so naturally I look forward to this festival every year. The line-up this year was pretty special and included new up-and-comers along with established hip-hop veterans. Last year was our first time at Soundset and we had […]

Crowdsourcing

Crowdsourcing

Crowdsourcing is a word that many of us have heard but not everybody understands. Google defines it as [to] “obtain (information or input into a particular task or project) by enlisting the services of a number of people, either paid or unpaid, typically via the Internet.” This happens all over the place but one of […]

Securing WordPress Admin

Securing WordPress Admin

In today’s online world security is a top concern. For WordPress maintainers keeping your installation, themes, and plugins updated is an essential first step but there are many other things that should be taken into concern. Today I am curious to get your feedback specifically on locking down the admin section of your WordPress site […]

Hosting for Business and Pleasure

Hosting for Business and Pleasure

In the world of web hosting there are so many options it’s dizzying. Each boasting that they are faster, cheaper, and easier to setup than the next. The purpose of this post is definitely not to wade through all of the murky waters that is cloud-based web hosting but rather to shine some light on […]

The iPhone 6 Dilemma

The iPhone 6 Dilemma

You may have read the title of this post and assumed I was debating whether or not I should upgrade to the iPhone 6, but that isn’t the dilemma at all. I am genuinely excited about the new hardware as well as iOS 8. The dilemma is deciding which screen size to get because in […]

Poll – iPhone Hardware Vs Opera...

Poll – iPhone Hardware Vs Operating System

I am an iPhone user who has definitely considered making the switch over to Android for a number of reasons. I have stuck with Apple however because I do own a number of other Apple products and I have quite a bit invested in iOS apps. Don’t get me wrong, I am very excited for […]

The Brilliance of Simplicity

The Brilliance of Simplicity

I have always admired businesses who thrive on a simple concept/idea. I believe that if you do one thing really well you can make a good living doing exactly that. I have recently come across a couple of products in this category that I just had to blog about. The first product is something I […]

Poll – Lollapalooza 2014 Headli...

Poll – Lollapalooza 2014 Headliners

Lollapalooza starts two weeks from today so my wife and I have been finalizing our schedules for the festival. Obviously headliners tend to come up quite in these debates so I am curious as to what peoples priorities are going to be this year. I don’t want to influence any votes (as if anyone cares […]

Poll – deadmau5 while(1<2)

Poll – deadmau5 while(1<2)

Welcome to the first of hopefully many polls here on the site. I have listened to deadmau5’s new album 6 or 7 times through now and I absolutely love it. It has gotten mostly positive reviews but the negative ones it has received have been very negative. Joel Zimmerman (aka deadmau5) seemed to take a […]

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