Bryan Ruby

First Name
Bryan
Last Name
Ruby

Member for

13 years 10 months
About

Bryan Ruby is owner and writer for the socPub and founded the original site as CMSReport.com in 2006. He works full time as information technologist and is a former meteorologist with the National Weather Service. He is slightly more humorous than here in person, social media and on his personal blog BryanRuby.com.

Latest Posts

The 2019 Plan

Several months ago, I announced a plan to spend less time on socPub and focus my attention elsewhere. I'm now making a few tweaks to that plan as I've decided that through 2019 I will be first publishing all my original articles though my blog, bryanruby.com. Through the year, I will cross-post relevant articles here at socPub but managing this website will not be a priority for me.

socPub in the Slow Lane

I'm a one-person show when it comes to managing, editing, and maintaining the content found at socPub. A year and a half a ago, there was a lot of unknowns when I rebranded CMS Report into socPub. Today, I'm happy to report that the number of readers that visit the site daily have stabilized. When we receive a unique and exceptional article, almost immediately the published article becomes popular and attracts a number of new visitors to the site.

Is it time to kill our website's Comment Section?

Every few years, I've been forced to reexamine the value of the comment section for my websites. Years ago, when socPub was CMS Report our comment were wide open where everyone could leave a comment. The end result were a lot of great comments but eventually the bots and spammers hit us hard. While using comment fighting services like Akismet and Mollom helped, a lot of comment spam still managed to make into our pages.

Safety NetAccess, Inc. Acquires United Solution

Safety NetAccess, Inc. announced it has acquired the assets of United Solution, Inc., a leader in broadband technology solutions for the hospitality and retail industries. Safety NetAccess, Inc., (SNA) has been providing a broad range of technology products and services since 1999. Today SNA has installed a variety of network environments including hotels, resorts, military bases, coffee shops, restaurants, universities, high schools, and marinas. The acquisition of United Solution enhances SNA’s capabilities of providing industry-leading services to its customers throughout the United States and Canada.

Powered by Battery: That EGO Power Self-Propelled Mower Is Finally Mine

For the past couple years I've had an obsession with battery-powered cordless tools. While I've bought a number of cordless power tools and even a cordless snow blower...what has been missing in my garage is an all-battery lawn mower.  For the past couple years, I've had my eyes on the EGO Power+ 56V Lithium-Ion Self-Propelled Mower.

ConsumerAcquisition.com Launches Shutterstock Collection Within Custom Ad Creation Marketplace

ConsumerAcquisition.com, a Facebook Marketing Partner, announced a few days ago that Shutterstock’s library of over 180 million images and videos will now be available through its Creative Marketplace. Starting today, advertisers can access Shutterstock’s content through a unified marketplace and tap into professional video editors, designers and ad copywriters to generate custom ad creative for Facebook, Instagram and Google’s universal app campaigns.

My 2018 Digital Projects

Two years ago, I made an attempt to distance myself from CMS Report. The ability to shutdown ten years of work proved more difficult than I thought so I eventually compromised by rebranding the site to socPub. Since then, I've been working on a number of additional side projects. I'm still trying to throw new ideas against the wall and see which ones stick. 

For those curious, these are the personal projects I'm working on for 2018: