Bryan Ruby

First Name
Bryan
Last Name
Ruby

Member for

13 years 5 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

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:

Fifty-Two Posts: 363 Miles from Home

Here is a fun fact. I've never lived more than 363 miles from home. To be exact, outside of my college years, I've always lived exactly 363 miles from my childhood home in Kansas City, Kansas.

My first job after graduating college landed me a job at a Weather Service Meteorological Observatory in southwest Kansas. My apartment was 363 miles away from my parents' driveway. A couple years later, my next job took me to Sioux Falls, South Dakota. To my surprise, on the first visit from Sioux Falls to Kansas City I found that I added exactly 363 miles my truck's odometer.

Magnolia announces strategic financial partner

Magnolia, a Swiss CMS vendor, announced today Elvaston as a new strategic financial partner.

Based on Magnolia’s quality product and solid financial results, this long-term partnership sets Magnolia up for further sustainable growth and gives the privately-held company more resources to build an even stronger and better product.

In particular, the partnership will enable Magnolia to strengthen its business operations in all functional areas, to more effectively tap into the benefits of the cloud and to build leading-edge content management functionality. Magnolia CMS is available in the cloud or on-premises and integrates both traditional and headless deployment.

About Elvaston

Fifty-Two Posts: Alone Time

My son had a out of town hockey tournament this weekend which resulted in my family leaving me home alone. In the past 48 hours, I've been the only human being in my house. My only duty this weekend was to take care of our dog Jasmine and the two cats, Oreo and Maya. What a wonderful gift I received in this opportunity to be alone and to be just me without interruption.