The trading card business is booming, but so are the scammers.

I see scam after scam after scam on Facebook and thought I would take a few minutes to try and help the community that most of us love and respect.

There are many ways that you can reduce the amount of exposure you face when dealing with people over social…


What is a Box Break? How Does it Work?

What is a Box Break?

The basic setup of a group break is that multiple people split the cost of a box (or multiple boxes or a case) in the break and then the hits are divided up amongst the people in the break (depending on what sports team that…


What do collectors love the most out of this year's line of cards?

Here in Blogs Break Room, we’ve ripped every 2020 product Panini has put out. Some are obviously greater than others. In our humble opinion, however, there is no horrible product put out by Panini. They’ve done a great job at baselining quality to a certain standard to ensure collectors can…


Changing the Box Break industry one hit at a time!

Next month you will start to see some exciting changes to our box breaks! We want to detail some of those changes in this post as well as clarify some additional information.

First: What is a Box Break?

Great question! Box Breaks have become popular products for those interested into card collecting for several reasons. In…


Starting a new business during a global pandemic wasn't exactly the best idea, but I still generated 30,000 in revenue from scratch!

I’ll be honest, I’m still shocked I managed to make nearly 3x my salary for a month by selling nothing but…. I’m sure you guessed, Football Cards! My business started on a whim, a buddy of mine got me into sports cards again. …


In an agile world, self-directed teams rule the world. So why do we even have managers?

Many of you probably work for a large corporate company that has many layers of management in the corporate chain. Most of us with a strong technical background absolutely loath management and wish they…


Is it possible to have a true continuous deployment to production without feature flags?

Even the best software development teams I work with struggle to solve the problem of completely automated deployments to their production environments. The biggest hurdles to this tend to take the form of:

  • Production change management that requires manual approval
  • Even microservices architectures that have dependencies on multiple services being…


DevOps impacts the entire SDLC, so how do we manage to determine when which work should get done first?

Automate everything! How many of you have heard that phrase? How many of you are tasked with doing that work? If you’re in software development or a DevOps Engineer then you know exactly what I’m talking about. …


Creating pre-approved fast-lane Pipelines for rapid deployment

One of the biggest challenges software development teams face in 2020 is the need to deliver code to production faster. To do this seamlessly, we need a completely automated deployment process, and it must be repeatable through multiple environments. …


Choosing the right protocol for the job

If you’ve read an article or even some brief description of GraphQL, it probably included a line about what it does better than REST and other APIs. Glancing over the question like that isn’t really fair though is it? …

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DevOps Architect @ a large financial institution. DevOps practitioner for over a decade. Technology and Automation enthusiast.

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