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Subdue the blue – It’s up to you

There was a day when all was blue My computer seemed to catch a nasty flu Unsure of what would then transpire My situation was oh so dire What of my pictures from days gone by Birthdays, anniversaries, picnics in July Or music collected over the years Oh gee – oh golly – and now […]

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Another Year – Another Burning Man

The other day I was invited to hear the ‘founder’ of Burning Man speak about the festival, its origins, and why it has captivated so many over the last 25 years. If you have not been or heard of Burning Man, it is a city that grows overnight in the Nevada dessert of 60,000+ people […]

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The ‘Dog’ Post

I was told by the team that I could only write one blogpost about the fuzzy creature that sits beside me at the moment. So – here is my one and only post about my dog. The first topic I would like to discuss are the two circular protrusions which dangle from below his tail. […]

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What I’ve learned from a natural expert in customer crisis management

In light of current events such as the AirBNB situation, I’ve now recognized how fortunate I am having a cofounder who truly understands how to have conversations with customers, especially in the most trying moments. When the first customers started using version 1.0 of SpiderOak in 2007, inevitably some people ran into serious limitations with […]

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A First

Last night I had the honor of serving on my first panel discussion. As you might imagine, it was on the role of the big toe and its relationship to the other four toes it serves. Or – the future of the cloud and where we go from here. There were several other panelists covering […]

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7 Posts –> 7 Days

I have decided to write 7 blog posts over the course of 7 days. Why? When asked why we climb mountains the answer always echos back ‘because they are there’. Similarly – I would like to see if it can be done and in which way it will be accomplished. Leading up to this decision, […]

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More fun with SSL certificate verification failures

Some of you who tried to access spideroak.com a couple hours ago may have noticed a security warning from your browser complaining about an invalid certificate. Whoops. No, we didn’t forget to change the storage certificates again. In fact, the new certificate was purchased back in April. Turns out there was some fun to be […]

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SpiderOak Looking Inward

Over the last several days, the SpiderOak team gathered in Kansas City. Of the many activities during our time together, one particular exercise involved looking internally and thinking about what each of us would improve about SpiderOak. It was left rather open-ended on purpose and the responses were varied and raw. Given that transparency is […]

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Creating a Grayscale Icon – We’ll Leave That up to You

Through the SpiderOak Vine, we keep hearing that our Mac users would really enjoy a SpiderOak grayscale icon for the toolbar – keeping with the consistency of the overall Mac look & feel. After an internal conversation on the topic, we thought the best way to make this happen would be to open it up […]

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What are friends for?

It is good to have friends. They are there when you need a helping hand, a shoulder to cry on, or even to watch your dog for a long weekend. As we think about our friends at SpiderOak, it dawned on us that friends deserved quite a bit given all they do for us. Therefore, […]

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