Over Promising Makes Me Hate You

I could make the title slightly longer and say that constantly over promising makes me hate you eventually, but it's long enough and true enough.

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Walking the Security Walk

Almost every day I witness security atrocities: weak passwords, using the same password on every site, unlocked smartphones, unprotected wifi, people walking away from unlocked computers, and one of the worst of all, sharing passwords.

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I Have Plenty of Time, This Just Isn't a Priority

I've been trying for a long time to get the phrase "I didn't have time" out of my speech and replace it with (some variation of) "I didn't make this a priority". It forces me to be more honest with myself about what I did with my time.

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Flipping Tables Podcast Launched

Flipping Tables Podcast logo

When you've got a lot of projects going on what's the smartest thing you can do? Add another project, of course! So I did, and it's a podcast.

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Institutional Knowledge and Axe Murderers

"Always code as if the guy who ends up maintaining your code will be a violent psychopath who knows where you live."

Those are wise words to live by, and I think they apply equally well to institutional knowledge.

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The Registrar is DRM for Education

The longer I work in higher-ed the more sure I become of the titular fact: the Registrar's office is the DRM of the educational system.

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On MOOCs And Course Quality

If you are involved in education, technology, or just have been alive in recent years you've likely heard of MOOCs. Some people hail them as the savior of higher ed. Some people say they're a massive waste of resources. Then some other people teach a MOOC and make sweeping and ridiculous generalizations about online education. Guess which one this post is about?

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Google Authorship

Did you know you can get your face to show up in Google search results for content you've authored? It's true! Google actually anounced this feature quite a while ago, but I've been dragging my feet. Turns out it's incredibly easy to setup.

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Heroku's Good Guy Email Default

Heroku opt-out default

I got this email from Heroku recently and it made me smile. I don't use Heroku heavily so I don't really want a lot of email from them and it turns out they don't want to bother people who didn't ask to be bothered. What a novel concept.

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Wordpress To Jekyll, For Real This Time

I've tried to use Jekyll (the static site generator built on ruby) before at least twice and all attempts ended in dismal failure. This time I made the leap and I'm not turning back. Lots of factors came into play but the one that really pushed me over the edge, I'm sorry to say, was money.

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