The next precision input device: touch (and pen)

I recently watched Apple October "Special Event" on October 30th, 2018 wherein they introduced an updated Macbook Air, Mac Mini, and new iPad's. While I have my own thoughts regarding the perhaps misaligned "fit" of the new Air and Mac Mini, I did find the new iPad's rather interesting. More…

Making Rocket Science Cool

This last Sunday, October 7th, I tuned in to watch SpaceX's SAOCOM 1A Mission, set to deliver a Argentinian satellite to low-earth orbit, designed to gather soil moisture information. This is SpaceX's 17th launch this year, and they're on track for at least another ten before the end of the year.…

Compounding 101

As a continuation to my last post, Approaching the Problem, I had time recently to sit down and put "pen to paper" so to speak. As a learning initiative, I set out to build a simple savings calculator from start to finish. I'm pleased to report that I've got something…

Empowering investors with Robinhood

Robinhood has a tremendous opportunity to utilize the brand recognition, trust they've built, and exceptional design talent to complement their own products by providing financial literacy and teaching core investment strategies and philosophies to a largely uneducated, but interested audience.…

Approaching the problem

Like I explained in my introduction, Building from Scratch, a challenge usually has more than meets the eye, and I think part of what makes a tech consultants, product managers, solution architects, etc. good at their job is understanding the depth of a challenge and what might go into a solution.…

Building from scratch

As a wannabe developer, my skills primarily lie in front end web design. Although I've managed much more technical developers, and regularly work with clients to transcribe requirements into high-level technical specifications. I'd say I know my way around the technologies I work with well enough to be productive. The…

Conversations, not broadcasts

The Internet of the 2000's The Internet is a very different place than it was a decade or two ago. I don't have much room to talk, but I have early memories of AIM (Adium) always being on, using StumbleUpon, Digg, and occasionally del.icio.us. I remember joining forums…

A better way to board an airplane

In the world of things that cause unnecessary stress, boarding a plane is one of them. Everyone boards a little differently, and they all suffer from the same issues that leave the boarding process feeling inefficient and ripe for restructuring.…

How inefficient am I?

I recently found myself wondering how you might go about measuring the efficiency of your contributions to a team. An odd thing to stumble upon, but it was grounded in a recent situation that I'd imagine isn't all to uncommon in industry: you and some coworkers are working on something…