Before the big Patriots game this afternoon we all decided to go for a hike. We used the app All Trails for the first time and loved it. We filtered down the list of trails […]
I saw AC⚡DC Live in 2011 or 12 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, MA. I’m not a huge concert goer but this was an amazing performance and a memorable night. It only made sense to add the AC⚡DC Live Vinyl album to my collection.
I’m listening it right now as I dictate this blog post (more on why I’m not typing later).
In a world where ordering a coffee comes with a side of haughtiness. Where pizzas are ordered through apps so we don’t have to interact with people. Where getting off your train at the wrong stop is […]
I had a good look at the presidential candidates’ 404 pages and they range from genuine and thoughtful to downright nonsensical. I’m curious how you’d vote today, if you had to make a choice based solely […]
I just wanted to give my champion, my muse, and the most important woman in my life a shout out. Joy is courageous, beautiful, an amazing role model for our son Landon, an advocate, a […]
Dear Trump Supporter, I wanted to reach out to you on Super Tuesday and remind you that up until the moment when you cast your vote for Trump you have an opportunity to go back […]
Engadget just featured a great article on Boston Dynamics and their newest Atlas robot. It’s pretty clear the best way to test Atlas’s ability to recover from a trip, fall or stumble is to trip […]
I don’t mind admitting it, I can be a dumb user sometimes. It’s not shameful, it just means that I don’t understand your interface the way you designed it. Sure I can blame you and […]
I gave a talk at WordCamp Boston 2015 on providing a better overall experience for users by starting from the ground up.
Today at Starbucks I had an interesting conversation with a guy who says he “works in marketing”. Guy: “Hey, you look smart. Do you know anything about MailChimp?” Me: “Yeah a bit…” Guy: “Do you […]
We are lazy. We are impatient. We expect perfection, even when we don’t pay for it. We are quick to wrath when we don’t get what we want. We expect more than we deserve. We […]
There is a fundamental problem with star ratings. I have no idea how long these reviews have been coming in, and I can’t see any trends. Take a look at the Troy-Bilt Weed Wacker above. […]
My present self is often hating my past self while writing checks my future self can’t cash. It’s an endless truthful loop that I can’t seem to end, nor do I really want to. Calculated […]
I know this doesn’t solve inequality or terrible human nature but it’s a least a very positive move in the right direction. I congratulate those who worked hard to make this happen and I’m proud […]
For me personally, marketing emails have to be super relevant or I’m off to click the sacred “unsubscribe” button. Movie Tickets (a service I rarely use) sent me an email today and the data they […]
Sometimes work spills into family time, and when it does you can sit at home alone or grab a seat in the shade.
This book is amazing. It’s not too often that I step back and say “wow, that idea blew me away” but that happened at least 10 times in reading this book. Aspiring futurists this is […]
Today for an unknown reason my house went dark for a couple hours. Luckily it was super sunny out so I could charge my phone that was at 5%.
My wife and son bought me the Withings Activité Pop for Fathers day. It’s the less expensive version of the Activité (which is Swiss made and designed in Paris). I’m in the love with the […]
“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” Scott Adams