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The Talk Show With John Gruber

Friday, May 25th, 2012

For the past few years, John Gruber and Dan Benjamin recorded an informal, off-the-cuff-seeming podcast called The Talk Show. I didn’t listen to every episode, but I listened from the very beginning, before Dan had even founded the 5by5 network that later became its home. I see The Talk Show’s format as the prototype for many other successful […]

Secure Password Storage

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Tony Arcieri urges developers storing user-sensitive data, such as a passwords, not to use bcrypt (via Michael Tsai) for deriving the encryption key: The first cipher I’d suggest you consider besides bcrypt is PBKDF2. It’s ubiquitous and time-tested with an academic pedigree from RSA Labs, you know, the guys who invented much of the cryptographic […]

You Can’t Please Everyone

Friday, March 18th, 2011

Some of my Twitter friends are buzzing about Alex Payne’s arguments on what constitutes a respectable entrepreneurial pursuit. In case you want to catch up on the pre-reading, it starts with a post by Justin Vincent, basically promoting the idea that indie “mom-n-pop” businesses are a reasonable alternative to massive, venture-funded pursuits. Payne responded with […]

Venture Capital’s Biggest Fear

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

I enjoy running my own business. One of the things I find most interesting is learning about business mechanics from a completely hands-on perspective. While I would not classify my education as nearly complete, in the several years I’ve run Red Sweater I have a learned a few objective truths about all businesses, and many […]