Fun Through The Years

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We have had a lot of fun since 2010 (when both Nebraska Global and Don’t Panic Labs were founded). This fun has always extended beyond just the Don’t Panic team. If you’ve ever been around Nebraska Global, you know we’re like one big family. We’re just a bit more spread out these days. We have…

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PHP Through the Eyes of a .NET Engineer

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We are a software design and development shop. So when asked which tech stack we prefer we’ll always give some answer around our the preference for the Microsoft stack. We tend to use C# / .NET for most code writing, SQL Server for databases, and Azure for cloud storage. However, we recently undertook a PHP…

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A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Don’t Panic Labs (Abridged Version)

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“And all dared to brave unknown terrors, to do mighty deeds, to boldly split infinitives that no man had split before–and thus was the Empire forged.” – Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy by Douglas Adams. Don’t Panic Labs (DPL) was born in 2010 as a sub brand of Nebraska Global, which was chosen as the…

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Don’t Be So Business

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“Business is business and business must grow…” – The Lorax (Dr. Seuss) We all take business so serious. We focus on little numbers. We get all obtuse over odd details. People often want to take the fun out of work. In this blog post I am going to argue that by focusing on just three…

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We Are All Michael Scott

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“This is an environment of welcoming, and you should just get the hell out of here.” Michael Scott was the lead character of The Office. He wasn’t a particularly mean towards most of his employees (except for Toby), but he is maybe the most cringe-worthy character in all of TV history. Why was does he…

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Running a Service as an Application

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Windows services are really cool, but they can be a little bit of a pain to work with. To debug a windows service, the typical model requires you to attach to the services process. This is incredibly annoying after you do it for the 10th time, but the good news is there’s an easy alternative….

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