April 2014

Experiencing the Boston Marathon

21 Apr , 2014 Culture,Lifestyle,Sports

Experiencing the Boston Marathon

We were lucky enough this year to get to experience first hand the 2014 B.A.A. Boston Marathon. A few of our friends qualified and we wanted to make sure we made the trip out to support them and all runners alike; especially given the events last year. Although, I am not a fan of running marathons, I do love running. The Boston Marathon is the pinnacle of running; for those who qualify. The Unicorn logo is an elite club that even if you don’t chase after it, you have to acknowledge it’s meaning and importance.

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Thursday Tech Tip – Password Security

17 Apr , 2014 Culture,Technology,Thursday Tech Tips

Thursday Tech Tip – Password Security

I thought I would share some thoughts on the recent Heartbleed SSL flaw that comprised potentially half of the internet sites out there including many popular ones you and I use. From facebook, to twitter, to yahoo and many others. I spent essentially a whole day changing passwords of dozens of sites and even with all that effort, I believe one of those sites which holds some of my credit card info, was compromised.

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2014 HITS Napa Sprint Triathlon Race Report

14 Apr , 2014 IronMan,Reviews,Sports

2014 HITS Napa Sprint Triathlon Race Report

The 2014 HITS Napa Sprint Triathlon was the first official triathlon on our race calendar for this year. I had heard a lot of good things about the HITS series coming into this year. Now that we live close to one of the venues, it was time to give it a try. Combined with the fact that the event was near all the vineyards in Napa, made it an almost must do event for us. HITS is known for providing races that cater to all skill level and provides an opportunity to compete at all the standard distances in one weekend.

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Thursday Tech Tip – iTunes Connect & Game Center

4 Apr , 2014 Technology,Thursday Tech Tips

Thursday Tech Tip – iTunes Connect & Game Center

If you plan on loading a game to the App Store via iTunes Connect, budget a lot of time for additional configurations and sandbox testing. I had hoped you could programmatically invoke the leaderboard and achievements but, they have to be predefined with icons, descriptions, titles, etc. This level of configuration is what makes the iTunes App Store what it is, but it is just one more task that can seem very tedious when trying to push out even the most bare bones app. I now know why game development takes so many team members.

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