Category Archives: creative

New Ideas and Overwhelm: Ramping up as Workflow

This year’s vacation has given me time to do more of my own creative work and I’ve found both the Garmin ConnectIQ SDK for Sport Watches and the Amazon Alexa SDK for Voice Services to be fertile ground. I like to think that one of my stronger talents is to quickly see how new technology […]

Dive in vs. RTFM

I’ve spent the last 40 years programming so at this point jumping in to a new language and SDK is my natural inclination. They’ve got sample programs and a commented API? Great, I’m all set. It was with that mindset that I started with the Garmin ConnectIQ SDK so I could do some fun development […]

Advertising trainwrecks: “DICK’S Sporting Goods: Under Armour ColdGear”

OK, I started off just plain confused by this and then things went downhill from there. Apparently this was designed by 2 separate committees of men that communicated via smoke signals. Let’s break it down. november 18, 2013 Dick’s Sport Goods is doing some cross-promotion with Under Armour. Dick’s carries Under Armour in their stores […]

Book Review, “The Icarus Deception: How High Will You Fly?”

I’m a Seth Godin noob having only seen him in some online videos but he certainly comes with a lot of high praise. Based on that and an introductory post over on swissmiss I went ahead and bought his newest book for my Kindle app (iPhone). After about 2 pages I could tell this was […]