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elcome to The AppRefactory Inc. website! Information about the company and its services are available from the selection menu above and highlights with specific information of particular interest is available by clicking any of the sliding images, left. Feel free to pose any questions to or by selecting the desired company contact in "About Us..." Also below are a selection of articles from the blog of the Senior Consultant (entitled "The Ross Report") with several articles related to topics under the technology heading.

The Ross Report - Computers and Internet

A Solid Programming Intro (for Beginners)
New to the world of programming? An experienced developer picking up Python as a new skill? In need of some basic skills review? This course meets your needs centring on the (relatively new and increasingly popular) Python programming language.

Keybase Brings Free Security to Novice Users
P GP encryption is not new – quite the opposite.  But it’s always had one big advantage over its leading competitor: S/MIME.  S/MIME is used to encrypt email using certificate-based, 3rd-party authentication whereas PGP relies on dual, private/public key encryption.  And thanks both to S/MIME gaining commercial vendor support relatively early, coupled with being easier […]

Yelp E-Mails Rooking in Small Business!
A bit of research can be an eye-opener too, which is why I'm kind of kicking myself for not seeing these folks coming from a mile off:

Police Requests for New Internet Powers Could Cost You Big
Canada's CBC (a leading media and news organization in the country) promoted a story this past week concerning a very public request to the senior politicians for greater investigative powers. This was followed by a poll that showed a degree of support for the police requests - seemingly predicated on a desire to curb child pornography among other crimes. While civil libertarians and technology professionals raised the alarm on hearing this request, there was only limited consideration given to the cost of granting powers of this sort to police - tied largely to the cost of potentially onerous data warehousing by ISPs.

REPOSTED: How to install and configure Azure PowerShell
Good summary article here on credentials configuration for Windows PowerShell's Azure environment. (Azure Dev newbies should be acquainted with this stuff.)

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ffered via remote means (through Skype,, or another two-way support service); a variety of contracted technology consulting services ranging from simple tutorial-style assistance with specific technical architectures, programming languages or COTS products are available via an advance engagement fee, with additional fees if/when terms of the arrangement are extended. Arrange to chat with us directly by Skype or Phone and create an appointment using the instructions provided below in the "Requests" section.

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