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How Segment.com addresses app fatigue and why that's so important

I've been working for the last six months to build a long-term roadmap for the products at my nonprofit technology company in North Carolina, and one of the products I discovered during my research into data segmentation and analytics tools was Segment.com. I was pretty sure when I found it that I had found something substantially valuable to nonprofits, but it took me a free trial and few months to really wrap my head around the value it brings to any startup or small business struggling with "app fatigue".


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TinyMCE, Google Chrome, and image editing

My day job is in the process of replacing TinyMCE with another WYSIWYG editor, Quill. Even once that happens, we'll still be supporting existing clients that use TinyMCE, and those clients will likely never receive the "replacement," but they'll still receive updates.


Date logic is hard, and how you can make it easier

There are excellent tools available for essentially every programming language allowing you to work with dates as objects, because date logic is hard. But it doesn't have to be, and you can make it easier.


A conversation on religion, theology, and morals

An interesting conversation had in the office HipChat, triggered by comments made by Stephen Fry; it definitely amazed me a little, just how many people we had with very strong opinions on religion. Note: all grammatical and spelling errors are the original authors, and are left here for authenticity.


Social Media and Teens

My brother-in-law sent me this article today with the following comment: "It's amazing to think of the differences social media will have on your kids' lives compared to how we grew up..


ntpd, openntpd, and ubuntu

ntpd (from ntp.org) has recently gotten a bad rap. A series of vulnerabilities have been found in it that, from my perspective, make it no longer safe to run on production, publicly facing machines; however, there is an alternative: openntpd.


Farewell "Education Shack"

I started writing this blog in my final days of employment for a company whose name I will mask as "Education Shack" (to protect both the innocent and guilty), reflecting on my 25 month tenure there. I decided to hold off on posting it, until I had time to detox from the negativity that weighed me down.