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Hear Me Now

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

I’ve done my fair share of podcasting appearances, and even run my own show with my friend Manton Reece. But lately things have been stepping up a bit. A couple weeks ago I traveled from Boston to New York to take part in a panel presentation with my friends Buzz Andersen, Amanda Wixted, and Marco […]

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 […]