Jason N. Gaylord
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I live with my family in the rolling hills of Northeastern Pennsylvania. I'm a web developer by trade, but have broad experience in various business areas. Want to know more about me?

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TechBash 2021 Update

Even before we had to cancel TechBash 2020, the TechBash Foundation advisor team has been working towards TechBash 2021. We’re very concerned of the well being of our attendees, speakers, and everyone involved in TechBash but also very hopeful and optimistic that we can have a safe and fun event this October. Last week we posted an update on techbash.com:

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Leviton Decora Smart Dimmer Review

I’m starting to slowly replace my outlets and switches in my house from the classic beige, almond, ivory, off-white, or whatever color they call this:

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Quality Assurance Test Engineer Opening

I’m hiring a Quality Assurance Test Engineer for our growing team. This position is for biBERK, a direct insurance company. I’m looking for a QA Test Engineer who can demonstrate sound experience with Selenium and SpecFlow. Ideally this individual will also be familiar with writing Gherkin tests. Many of our back office applications have either a Microsoft SQL server or Cosmos DB data store and either an ASP.NET MVC or Angular front end. As we continue to revamp our applications, we’re automating more and more tests as we move to continuous integration and deployment.

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Meater Smart Meat Thermometer Review

I’m sure like most families, everyone in my family likes their steaks done to a different temperature ranging from medium rare to shoe leather. We’ve used a variety of meat thermometers in the past including both wired and wireless models. A few years ago, when I started to really get into smoking meats, I started running into an issue with batteries dying in the probes or inaccuracies due to the moisture and smoke inside of the smoker. Back in December, I purchased the Meater Block, which includes 4 probes and an OLED display to allow some control without the app.

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Comcast Xfinity Data Cap Enforcement

Since last year, I’ve been using Comcast Xfinity as my Internet provider. I have no plans on changing from Xfinity as I have very limited options including:

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Federate Azure Active Directory with Google Cloud Identity

I predominately use Azure and Azure resources. There are times where Azure simply does not provide the best tool for the job. One of those examples is with Google Maps. In many cases, you may be perfectly happy with using a consumer account on the Google side to manage who has access to what resources on the Google side. However, many enterprises would frown upon this and require the accounts to either be managed in each cloud solution or from a central location. That’s where it becomes difficult to know where to start.

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Technology and Developer Events and Conferences for 2021

As we’re now more than half way through January 2021, many organizations have announced their in-person or online only format for events during 2021. Below is a list of the events that I’ve been made aware of that may be of interest to you if you are involved in Application Development, IT, or Technology in general. Keep in mind that even though some events are currently listed as in-person events, they may changed to a digital format only if safety remains a concern.

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Commercial Insurance Business Analyst Wanted

I’m hiring a Business Analyst who has experience with Commercial Property and Casualty Insurance for our growing team. This position is for biBERK, a direct insurance company. If you have experience in Worker’s Compensation, Commercial Auto, E&O, General Liability, or Business Owner’s Policies, this position is for you.

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Hiring an Azure DevOps Engineer

I’m hiring a DevOps Engineer for our growing team. This position is for biBERK, a direct insurance company. We’re looking for someone interested in creating, modifying, and maintaining continuous integration and continuous deployment pipelines within Azure DevOps. This individual will also help to maintain the Azure environments setup by the pipelines and will be using infrastructure-as-code.

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Consumer Electronic Show 2021 (CES 2021) Press Schedule

The Consumer Electronic Show 2021, also knows as CES 2021, kicks off today with many major announcements. Here is the schedule that has been posted so far. All times shown are in Eastern Standard Time:

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