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Trashing Shared Documents Is Harder Than It Looks

The Case of the Shared Trash I wrote a letter of recommendation for a colleague using a new letterhead template designed by a design contractor. It was saved in the contractor’s ...

Laura Noren

August 20, 2019

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Javascript arrow functions are overhyped

Since Javascript upgraded to ES2015, I have frequently seen many developers defaulting to arrow functions instead of normal functions. I think arrow functions are cool, s...

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Jorge Cuadra Fueyo, Sr UX Engineer at Obsidian Security

June 14, 2019

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CAFFEINE* PURVEYORS NEAR MOSCONE CENTER, SORTED BY FOOD

San Francisco’s super hero fuel has always been caffeine. The port at San Francisco is the oldest in the US and one of the top three coffee importers. How do you like your caffei...

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May 25, 2019

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Why to stop writing negative code

Previous research has suggested that including negative words, such as “not,” in the middle of a sentence can throw off our brains and make it more difficult to understand. As ...

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Jorge Cuadra, Senior UX Engineer, Obsidian Security

November 22, 2018

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Sticking The Drop — My Journey to Obsidian

Stay On or Hop Off? It’s been about six weeks since I made the jump from working for the UK Government to Obsidian Security, an early-stage startup in Newport Beach, CA. I wanted...

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Chris Fuller, Senior Security Data Scientist, Obsidian Security

June 23, 2018

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How to build your dynasty: Hire for passion, train for skill, coach for performance

Building the right team is hard. What’s more challenging is hiring for several roles at once and trying to determine how all the pieces will come together in the end. You’re tr...

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Ben Johnson, CTO, Obsidian Security

October 21, 2017

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Ten Tactics for Introverts in Open Office Plans

One of the most difficult things about being an introvert in tech is the open office plan. It’s taxing to have to mentally dim the conversations, the comings and goings of others...

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Laura Norén, Director of Research, Obsidian Security

August 26, 2017