Get Ahead in a Waitlist, or How To Never Trust The Client

As a developer, it is always important to keep in mind one thing – never trust the client. Ever. The client is neither a completely secure entrypoint nor the source of truth moving upstream to the service.

NOTE: This issue has already been addressed and the fix is live. Shoutout to Kyle Rankin for being on top of things and responding to my email.

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5 Reasons Why I Switched from Mint to a Spreadsheet

In light of the new year coming in, a lot of people are setting new goals for what they want to accomplish. In 2016, I set to ditch Mint and instead replace it with a spreadsheet. At first, when I chatted with a couple of friends about it, that seemed like a somewhat cumbersome switch – after all, Mint does a lot of the tracking automatically. I am a huge fan of automation, so I saw how moving back to a more manual way of keeping things in check would be more time-consuming and inconvenient. But as the year went by, I grew to love the spreadsheet budgeting method vs. Mint. Here is why.
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Ubiquiti EdgeRouter as Level 2 Switch

I recently overhauled my network setup to get better WiFi coverage as well as get more data as to what traffic actually happens through my local network. After some relatively short conversations with my colleagues, I landed on Ubnt gear.

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On Security, Exploratorium and Phishing

If you don’t know what the Exploratorium is, I highly recommend you take a trip to San Francisco and include it in your list of places to see. Today, when I saw a blog post come up with their name in it, I didn’t expect a story about email phishing, but there it was.

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Serve your WordPress blog via HTTPS on NameCheap (for free)

Gone are the days when you no longer have to worry whether you want to fetch a website through HTTPS. No matter whether you are handling private information or not, there is no excuse to have a site residing in plain HTTP land. That said, this tutorial assumes that you, the reader, already have some knowledge as to why HTTPS is necessary. If not, a cursory search will yield thousands of articles you can read through.

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