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Google I/O Registration 2014

Google I/O Registration 2014

Posted by on Apr 21, 2014 in World Wide Web | 1 comment

This year marks a significant change (improvement) on how Google I/O registration took place. Google originally announced a registration window in early April but was later clarified to be from April 15th to the 18th. Individuals wanting to register would enter into a lottery, which is scheduled to take place sometime today. The old system of ctrl + r or waiting for a spinner to ‘select an available ticket’ for you has been plagued with issues because of the large number of people wanting to register. In 2012 the registration process was completed within minutes.

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Virtual Currency Application Security

Virtual Currency Application Security

Posted by on Apr 11, 2014 in Bitcoin, Dogecoin, Litecoin, Programming, Security, Virtual Currency, World Wide Web | 1 comment

In the last few months I’ve been approached by several different groups in the virtual currency space asking for my input on various things; mostly because of my involvement in payment systems over the last 15 years, but also because I’ve been involved with Bitcoin almost from its beginning. My advice has spanned technical, business, and even legal issues pertaining to virtual currencies; unfortunately, security hasn’t really been given the attention it needs.

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Redfall Technologies Inc.

Redfall Technologies Inc.

Posted by on Nov 13, 2013 in Startup, Uncategorized, World Wide Web | 0 comments

It has almost been a year since I’ve done a blog post and months since I’ve posted on Vogogo’s blog. Why? In July of this year Redfall Technologies received a $1,000,000 commitment from AVAC to continue to execute it’s business strategy. Then in September Redfall announced it was going public on the Toronto Venture Exchange through a Capital Pool Corporation (CPC) merger. Since the beginning of this year there has been significant work done by a lot of people to make this happen, all while keeping Vogogo running smoothly and continuing to grow.

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Inexpensive Explainer Videos

Inexpensive Explainer Videos

Posted by on Jan 23, 2013 in Marketing, World Wide Web | 1 comment

I wanted to A/B test a new home page on Vogogo featuring an explainer video. Having been involved only loosely in the process before, it didn’t seem like there were many options outside of using companies that specialized in the creation of explainer videos. Unfortunately, they all seem to fancy themselves as modern day Donald Draper’s who want thousands of dollars, and months of design and review, to create just one video. A video that you have no idea how it will impact conversions until you release it into the wild, making the whole process seem rather dated compared to the rest of the web.

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Posterous to WordPress

Posterous to WordPress

Posted by on Dec 8, 2012 in Marketing, World Wide Web | 0 comments

I finally got around to moving from Posterous to a self hosted WordPress instance. The future of Posterous is unclear, since they were aquried by Twitter, but that really didn’t influence my decision to move. My main reason for moving are the limitations of Posterous such as the disallowing of embedded Javascript and not having the ability to do sitemaps. Initially this wasn’t a big deal, I just wanted something quick to set up. At the time I looked at Tumblr, Blogger and WordPress.com and landed on Posterous. Matt Warren had set up the WordPress instance we use at Vogogo and, after playing with it for a while, I was sold. The community support and the amount of plugins available set it ahead of pretty much everything else, assuming you want to host it yourself.

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Google I/O 2012

Google I/O 2012

Posted by on Jul 6, 2012 in Programming, World Wide Web | 0 comments

Last week I attended my first Google I/O conference in San Francisco. I meant to post last week but I have been trying to get caught up on things on the Vogogo front, as well as getting over a cold I came down with right before leaving. I wasn’t sure what to expect from the conference so I registered the day before, which was a good thing as when I returned the following morning to have breakfast I was presented with a massive line of people zigzagging throughout the main level of the Moscone Center waiting to go up to the 3rd floor for the keynote. I made the decision to skip breakfast and hop in line in order to get a better seat.

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