Category Archives: rant

My Farewell to GRMakers

Many of you have seen the recent board resignations and are wondering what the heck is going on over at GR Makers. We each have our own experiences, and I will set out mine here. It is a long story, … Continue reading

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Remote User Group Meeting Participation

Remote participation in a meeting is one of those would-be-nice things that comes up with every user group. Most recently someone requested it via the GR Mobile Dev discussion list, which is what prompted me to finish this neglected blog … Continue reading

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My Principle

I watched Bret Victor’s talk “Inventing on Principle” last night and since then I have been thinking about what My Principle could be. Bret Victor – Inventing on Principle from CUSEC on Vimeo. The most troubling “bug” I see today … Continue reading

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What I don’t Like About Apple

Note: Most of this post was written before the death of Steve Jobs, but his demise and the outpouring of admiration for him and Apple was the impetus for me finishing it. I have had a few people recently ask … Continue reading

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An Idea for Improving ArtPrize Voting

The Idea: Check in via mobile at each piece of art you visit Most everyone agrees that the top 10 winners of ArtPrize 2011 are terrible. Why is this? I think it’s because the voting is so unrestricted. You can … Continue reading

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