Lava lamps providing randomness for security!

Lava Lamps as a security tool is an old idea, once covered by a patent. This is why I proudly display a Lava Lamp in my office within my web cam shot.

Testing: Your Future Self Will Thank You

Testing, while not always glorious, is a vital part of a good code base. Tests and code should go hand in hand.

Streamlining Workflows With Docker

Working on numerous projects can require significant time to set up locally. With Docker, we have streamlined this process to mere minutes.

Practical APPSEC starts with people first, processes second, and technology last

Technology purchases cannot solve application security. Improving security is a matter of people, processes, and technology. Here's how to invest developer education and processes first.

How to Set Up and Encrypt an External SSD and Run Docker Images Externally

Running multiple Docker images locally can eat up a lot of disk space. Computers with smaller hard drives will have a problem keeping up. We can mitigate this issue by setting up an encrypted external ssd to run our Docker images and free up local disk space

Financial Plan for a New Computer Under Warranty

As a computing professional, top end computers are a necessity for your livelihood. Here's how setting aside just $69/month will ensure you can buy a new computer at any time and have the funds for guilt free technology splurges.

Development time is money, therefore I RAID

Why I optimize for redundancy via RAID and multiple computers as a developer for whom development time is money instead of relying on a single high end laptop.

The convergence of Ruby on Rails and #AppSec Podcast Appearance

Frank Rietta guest on the Application Security Podcast with Chris Romeo

Rietta Makes it Betta Thank You Art!

Best thank you note form a client ever! Custom painting on canvas.

Implementing Proper Application Maintenance Practices

Technology changes, application functionalities will be deprecated and vulnerable to security threats. This is why consistent, and proper maintenance is essential.