Lab Reactions: Amazon Alexa’s new feature could be the best or worst thing for your bank account

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Chris Apple shares his reaction to this article about Capital One allowing bank transactions to be made over Alexa-enabled Amazon devices, such as Echo, Tap, and Tap Dot. “Confession time… I’m a gadget nerd. I love the latest and greatest gadgets/technology and will try almost anything just because it might be cool. On the surface,…

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Russ Guill – Communitarian of the Month

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This month we are recognizing technical writer Russ Guill. Here’s what he told us when we asked about his volunteer experiences. Why do you volunteer? I think it’s a responsibility that’s been given to me and to others who have the means (e.g., time, money, motivation) to give back to the community. I think we…

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Awesome Benefits: Beyond Beer and Pinball

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Just about every person that tours the Don’t Panic Labs office points out the great perks that jump out at them. The great open space concept, the stocked kitchen, the beer fridge, the pinball machines, etc. While all of these things are great, the greatest benefit we have here at DPL is not as easy…

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All Work and No Play (Not Here)

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If you’re familiar with Stanley Kubrick’s haunting film The Shining, then you surely remember the scene where Wendy finds what she thinks is the manuscript of Jack’s novel. Instead, she finds the following typed repeatedly over hundreds of pages: All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.1 Creepy. But at the same time,…

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Custom Plugin Modules

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By far my favorite feature of .NET reflection is the ability to easily implement custom plugin libraries. Whenever you have a nice generic business class that suddenly needs custom functionality for a particular scenario or customer, you usually have three choices: Implement the custom code in the library itself. This is the quick and dirty…

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Welcome!

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Whew! We finally have our website and blog in place. Now we can get down to business. Early on, we knew we wanted to share our experience and thoughts about software engineering, development tips/tricks, and entrepreneurship. We thought it only made sense that we set up a blog so we could regularly share our thoughts…

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