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Raspberry Shake Wins Innovation Prize

March 24, 2017 |

Congratulations to OSOP SA, the team who brought us the [Raspberry Shake], a personal seimograph, on being awarded the Panama National Prize for Business Innovation for their work on the Shake.

Left to right: Amilcar Watcher, Ángel Rodriguez, Kiara … Read More

Review: The Turing Exception

January 31, 2017 |

The Turing Exception by William Hertling My rating: 5 of 5 stars

4.5 out of 5.0 for the book and 5 out of 5 for the series – Amazing glimpse into what our future could be.

I started William … Read More

Fitbit Sleep Data Analysis

January 25, 2017 |

Do you ever wonder how your sleep patterns stack up against other Fitbit users? Well, the people at Fitbit did. They gathered 2015 sleep data from over 10 million Fitbit users and compared the statistics by generation (Millennial, Gen X, … Read More

Review: Quarantine

December 30, 2016 |

Quarantine by Greg Egan My rating: 3 of 5 stars

3.5 out of 5 — Futuristic hard Sci-Fi with a great premise and so-so characters.

Warning: Not treadmill safe. Listening to or reading this book while on a treadmill … Read More

Raspberry Shake online!

December 6, 2016 |

Today, I received my Raspberry Shake (an inexpensive professional grade personal seismograph) that uses a Raspberry Pi for data collection, processing, and uploading data (if you choose to share seismic data with the world).

It took only a few minutes … Read More

Review: Kill Process

September 11, 2016 |

Kill Process by William Hertling My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Most excellent! My favorite Hertling book thus far.

My introduction to William Hertling’s writing was Avogadro Corp (book one of the Singularity series), a speculative fiction novel set … Read More

Review: Anomaly Flats

August 13, 2016 |

Anomaly Flats by Clayton Smith My rating: 5 of 5 stars

4.5 out of 5 – Imaginative, quirky, and thoroughly enjoyable. Could make a great graphic novel series.

Anomaly Flats was a wonderful diversion for a summer’s read. Far … Read More

Review: Avogadro Corp

February 28, 2015 |

Avogadro Corp by William Hertling My rating: 4 of 5 stars

3.5 out of 5 Pretty good overall. The technical jargon holds up, parts of the plot and the character development not as much. It was short and fast … Read More

The Team Dynamics of Big Brain Theory

June 20, 2013 |

Last night the finale of “The Big Brain Theory – Pure Genius” aired on the Discovery Channel with a bridge building challenge for the remaining two contestants. The program, hosted by Kal Penn, is a team-based engineering competition where the … Read More

Principles of Product Development

February 16, 2013 |

For over 30 years I have been developing hardware and software products to specific customer requirements. It is exciting and rewarding when you get things right and delight the customer. There are many different types of projects and technologies change, … Read More