Smart Watches
Nov10

Smart Watches

With the Apple watch looming, I’ve been looking at the Android watches and I think for myself the biggest interest is replacing my Garmin GPS watch with something smaller that I can use day to day for something other than simply running. The big thing is that I want my next watch to do everything my Garmin does as well as everything the smart watches are doing. Most of the watches available today do not have built-in GPS so if...

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iPhone’s gone NFC, no more waiting Google!
Sep09

iPhone’s gone NFC, no more waiting Google!

An infamous blogger, Toronto Mike, is now following my blog and told me I need to up my blogging game. It made me reflect on the fact that this site has been up since before there were blogs, much like his, and before the World Trade Center conspiracy happened. Incidentally, I also host Mike’s podcast, Toronto Mike’d on my upcoming site PodcastAccelerator.com. Regardless, I don’t have time to wax on here very often,...

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Pi Day
Apr23

Pi Day

It’s not March 14th but today is Pi day for me. Building a wallboard/sales scoreboard that runs in a stripped down X session on Raspberry Pis and today is the installation day. It shows all current sales data for the sales team, current status of their phone system including who is on the phone, how many calls have been made and how many callers are in each of the queues. It also shows productivity of the technician team, how...

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New Server
Mar28

New Server

Moving things around to a new server… Can you hear me now?

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I, for one, welcome our new cellular overlords
Aug13

I, for one, welcome our new cellular overlords

I was pretty sure Verizon coming to Canada was a good thing and then reading great letters like this one from industry experts just makes me reassured that the Canadian cellular tyrants are being whiny, wasting the money we spend with them on telling us why they’re not comfortable with their sexuality. Read I am Canadian, a reply to Bell’s Open Letter by Ben...

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How not to run a demo
Aug13

How not to run a demo

Last week I tried to use Google Hangouts to broadcast a tour of a system I run. It was going to be very simple and I tried to use the On-Air Hangouts which broadcast your Hangout live. So about 30 minutes before the accompanying conference call I started up the Hangout On-Air, shared one of my screens and invited all of the attendees. 5 minutes before the call, no one had shown up yet which I thought was odd and then once people...

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