08 Mar 2014

CTO or GTFO: Does Stepping Down from the C-Suite == Failure?

As some of you know, I quit my job recently. I started there as a senior developer 6 years ago, and left as CTO, with stops along the way as Director of Technology and VP of Technology. Now I find myself faced with a choice. Do I try to find

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22 Dec 2013

The Toughest Woman You Know Has Been Raped

I originally started this blog post off with an apology. An apology about how I might not be the toughest woman you know, but I’m respected in the tech community, and the headline was clickbait and blah blah blah. I deleted it all, because I am, actually, probably, one of

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20 Dec 2013

Your Favorite Posts From 2013

I recently posed this question on Twitter, and some of you took the time to reply, so I wanted to share some of your responses here.

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26 Oct 2013

Buffer Compromised – Here’s What You Need to Do

Popular social media management system Buffer has confirmed that they’ve been compromised, with weight-loss SPAM being sent from customer Twitter and Facebook accounts. Here’s what you need to do to keep your accounts (and potentially your customer accounts) safe.

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02 Sep 2013

The Secret Behind My USB Earrings – REVEALED!

I wear an 8GB USB flash drive on each ear as earrings. I have for years, and they always get a lot of attention – at tech conferences, sure, but I mean everywhere. In the elevator in my office building, on the train, at social events, you name it.

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01 Aug 2013

Failing Well: Managing Risk in Web Applications

When I talk about risk as it relates to web applications, people usually assume I’m talking about hardening applications from hackers, spammers and other ne’er-do-wells. While malicious attacks are absolutely a non-trivial part of risk management, there’s a lot more to it that’s just as important.

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