Backups – You never think about them until it’s too late

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I was walking through Syncta with one of our customers yesterday and the conversation turned to the software they used previously.

‘We can automatically import that in to Syncta for you – that should save you a lot of typing’

‘Wow, that would be great! But I lost the files…’

I’ve heard this before. I never quite know how to respond to it – it usually ranks somewhere between, ‘bleh’ and ‘I’m sorry for your loss.’ Okay, that might be over swinging a little but it’s ...

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When insurance doesn’t cut it: Backflow Devices as Insurance

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When flooding is preventative

Several years ago, my apartment was entirely flooded. Although it wasn’t a sewage flood,  I wish I had never had to deal with the events that followed, ranging from discussing things with insurance companies to replacing literally everything I owned. Alternating between staying at friend’s homes and motel rooms for several weeks while I waited for an apartment at my complex to open up was less than desirable.  I was able to rescue some of ...

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Automated Testing – How we (hopefully) only make mistakes once

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Despite our best efforts we make mistakes – it’s human nature. Our customers count on us to fix those mistakes quickly. Automated testing is one of the cornerstones in our software development lifecycle that ensure that when we make a mistake we only make it once.

Types of application testing & why you should care

There are generally two types of testing methodologies in software – ‘automated testing’ and well, uh, not-automated testing, call it regular or manual testing.

Manual testing is when someone who ...

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Cause of Clean Water Act

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When tragedy leads to regulation: The birth of the clean water act

The Federal Water Pollution Control Act of the US, better known as the Clean Water Act, was first introduced in 1948– the same year that individuals became aware of the toxicity of pollution. With 20 deaths in the town of Donora, Pennsylvania due to air pollution, people suddenly understood the horrific effect that pollution could cause. 60 years later, The New York Times described The Donora Smog as, ...

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Time to Winterize Sprinklers: Cold weather is settling in

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It’s already November? When did that happen?

As a kid, I counted the days from the beginning of school to my birthday in November, and each day seemed to creep by. I had two paper chains I made each September, one with links to tear off until my birthday, and another one I shared with my sisters to tear off  until Christmas break, when we could go sledding every day.

It seems though that no matter how hard I try these ...

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