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Michel Floyd
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Silicon Valley Technologist/Entrepreneur
Silicon Valley Technologist/Entrepreneur

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Hello, may I peak to Mr. Nagios?
This is the first in a series of posts I intend to write about my real experiences in Silicon Valley. Every time a new HBO Silicon Valley  episode comes out I end up relating at least a part of it to things that have happened to me here since I arrived on A...
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Meteor Security No. 5 - Pitfalls of Meteor.isServer
This will be a short post since this is such a simple point - wrapping security credentials in Meteor.isServer doesn't magically hide them! For the second time this week I've seen code on StackOverflow with the following pattern: if (Meteor.isServer) {
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The Death of Facts
Recently in Paris, some old MIT classmates and I were recently discussing our crazy presidential candidates over a fantastic French lunch in Le Marais, one of Paris' older and more interesting neighborhoods. My ex-pat friends marveled at the ability of the ...
The Death of Facts
The Death of Facts
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Meteor Security No. 4 - Extending the Match() function for custom validations
When you define a Method  or Publication  on the server most often you will create a situation where trusted, server code is being passed parameters from untrusted, client code. Let's first look at the kind of mischief that's possible from an untrusted envi...
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This Morning's KQED Forum with Michael Krasny on Encryption
Driving down 101 this morning I tuned into NPR as usual and caught the second half of a fascinating debate on encryption . This show was prompted by Sen. Dianne Feinstein's recent harsh criticism of Silicon Valley (her constituents and major fundraisers) fo...
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Meteor Security No. 3 - Useful Resources
The issue of security in Meteor is one that arises frequently. A developer's first reaction to Meteor tends to be "Wow! I can insert into the database straight from javascript in the browser!!" This is followed almost immediately by "Holy attack vector Batm...
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Meteor - Build a Clean, Easy to Maintain router.js File
When I was first learning Meteor figuring out iron-router took awhile, longer than I expected. Although there are many excellent examples, some pre-date Meteor 1.0 and important improvements to
iron-router. Looking at common iron-router questions on Stack O...
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Meteor Security No. 2 - All Praise Aldeed!
First of all a big shout-out to Aldeed , aka Eric Dobbertin , who has contributed over 20 packages to the Meteor ecosystem including the seminal collection2 package  which as of this writing has over 110,000 installs. Most of this post will deal with how to...
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