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todayMarch 6, 2021

industry + cloud Jake

Critiquing cloud lockin

I hear a lot of talk about cloud lockin. I hear it from people with self funded startups, authors on tech blogs and developers. The argument I hear most is that if you start using cloud native tooling, you’ll become dependent on it, accumulate tech debt and be forever burdened. [...]


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todayNovember 2, 2020

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secure development + industry Jake

Calling the brute(force) squad

I got this picture in my family chat recently with a the question “is this correct?” The short answer is “kinda”. The long answer is this blog post 🙂 What is Brute Forcing Put simply, brute forcing means that a password is guessed. This is as opposed to it having ...

todayJune 10, 2020

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vendor guides + secure development Jake

Cleaning up users in 1password

Recently I was helping a company audit their 1password account. Thought I’d share some useful snippets using jq and the 1password CLI tool. This command suspends users who haven’t logged in for 3 months After suspending all the users for a few days (waiting to see if people complain), this ...

todayMay 31, 2020

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secure development Jake

Maturity in devops

As a consultant, I tend to work with a variety of clients and teams all across the product maturity spectrum. Some are just starting; maybe they have an MVP, maybe they are still building it. Others have existed in their space for years. Typically, when I get called into projects, ...