Exploiting Android Users for Fun and Profit

A Dark PastI’m going to tell you about some stuff I’ve done that I’m not particularly proud of. This happened during a period of my life when I was working for a company in the advertising industry. The company already had a pretty strong handle on the email and display advertising markets, but the team I was hired into was a newer group whose job was to break into the desktop advertising game.…

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Streaming Encrypted Data from S3

At work we’re currently in the process of migrating our larger API project from a Windows host running under IIS to a Linux host running under Mono. The project is written using ServiceStack, which means we can use its built-in self-hosting mechanism instead of having to run under XSP, which is really nice. We already successfully made the transition with a smaller API project several weeks ago, so we were able to apply the things we learned during that migration to avoid many of the trials and tribulations involved with getting an existing .NET project to compile and run under Mono this time around. I may write more about that process some time in the future, but that’s not what this post is about.…

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Hello World

Hi and welcome to The Code Word. I’ll be using this blog to document various things I find interesting related to coding and the tech industry in general.…

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