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Down for Everybody? Wednesday’s Fantasy Football Draft
August 29, 2014 by

Performance Monitoring

Here at AppNeta we have a tradition of creating a Fantasy Football league every year.  Each year we decide who the commissioner is and then we start the grueling process of selecting draft order, league rules, team names, date of draft and most importantly selecting the platform to draft on.  Our league consists of members
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A Challenger Appears: Review of Yiynova MSP19U
December 12, 2013 by

Industry Insights

Oh, Cintiqs. When I was attending college they were the gold standard for those of us who worked digitally. Nothing beats the ability to look at what you’re drawing while you’re drawing it. But I’m not here today to talk about Cintiqs, which for a while ran the risk of being one of those ad
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An IT Nightmare – A true story from the IT trenches
December 11, 2013 by

Industry Insights

Eight-alarm fire guts South Boston building Firefighters battled an early morning blaze on Summer Street in Boston, just two doors down from AppNeta’s Office.  The blaze was discovered around 4:29 a.m., according to the Boston Fire department’s official Twitter account.

Computer Science, Biology, and the Traveling Salesman
November 26, 2013 by

Industry Insights

Where Computer Science Meets Biology I’m Frances, a co-op student at AppNeta’s Vancouver office. As a student in a combined biology and computer science degree, I see a lot of overlap between the two areas. With millions of species on the planet and millions or billions of A’s, C’s, T’s and G’s in a genome,
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5 Ways to Get the Most Out of a Software Co-op Position
November 25, 2013 by

Company News

College (or university, for us Canadians) is a magical time. There probably won’t be any other chance in my life for me to try, and fail at, as many things as I have in the last 3-odd years. While I may regret thinking I could play basketball or solve partial differential equations, there is one
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Roundup from AWS re:Invent 2013
November 19, 2013 by

Industry Insights

AppNeta makes extensive use of Amazon Web Services for all of our products, making the AWS re:Invent conference of great interest to us. Several team members attended the conference, where many new services were announced.  This post is a quick recap of those announcements, while future posts will drill down in more detail.

Introducing PETBOT: A node.js Telepresence Robot
July 25, 2013 by

Industry Insights

Recently we added a new member to our engineering team. This is PETBOT, aka Providence Engineering Telepresence roBOT. Here it is in action: It’s a telepresence robot I built for our office, consisting of an iPad mounted on a lightweight chassis powered by an RC car. To operate it, you open up a video chat
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Network Performance Management – What’s Love Got to Do with It?
February 15, 2013 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

f you listen to the radio around Valentine’s Day, you hear endless commercials from companies soliciting their once-a-year products. I decided to perform my own test to unearth which ad was the most effective at attracting web traffic leading up to February 14th.  I monitored five different websites – 1800-Flowers, Edible Arrangements, Hallmark and Pajamagram
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