Sep
13
2014

Dealership Blues

Waiting for my car to be serviced offers a unique opportunity to watch and listen to other folks waiting for the same reason. Honestly it is a depressing sight. Many have a dejected look on their faces and slumps in their posture. The waiting room is drab, fake wood paneling lines the walls faithfully maintaining […]

Feb
6
2014

One Breath Quickie – The Brass Teapot

The Brass Teapot Poster

Movie: The Brass Teapot Director: Ramaa Mosley One Crazy-long Sentence Summary: A funny, yet touching at times, movie about a down-on-their-luck innocent couple struggling to make ends meet when their fortunes changed from a chance encounter with a elderly woman and a brass teapot that magically creates money based on the amount of pain that surrounds it to only discover …

Feb
1
2014

One Breath Quickie – Orange is the New Black

Orange is the New Black

Movie: Orange is the New Black – Season 1 (a binge-watched Netflix series) Director: Jenji Kohan One Crazy-long Sentence Summary: A comedy-drama centered on a engaged-to-be-married to a second guessing man middle-aged woman Piper Chapman that is serving a year or so long prison sentence for trafficking drugs during her younger years for her lesbian lover who is …

May
1
2013

Making My Own Workout App

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As I went to the gym with my son, I fired up Jefit on an old iPod Touch I borrowed from my boy only to discover that the developers have upped the minimum requirements.  I need iOS 5 or higher to run it now, which sadly the old device I was using is not capable of supporting. I am …

Mar
15
2013

Samsung Galaxy S4 – Mixed Feelings

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Samsung, what are you doing?  You had an incredible opportunity to quiet your critics, especially Apple, with your new phone.  Instead you pulled an Apple.  Lets forgo the technical specs of the Galaxy S4 or how it stands up against the competition, there are plenty of sites out there that do that better and have actually …

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RSS Upcoming Austin Tech Events

  • Causathon Austin
    Causathon brings together developers, designers and other creatives for an impactful 24 hour collaboration at LIVESTRONG’s headquarters to produce meaningful, tangible technology solutions to challenges presented by participating non-profit organizations. In other words, we Hack for a Cause.  Our March event serves as a lead-in to SXSW Social Good festivities by providing the strategic tech […]
  • Hooked: How to Build Habit Forming Products
    Product Austin is excited to bring you Nir Eyal, author of Hooked: How to Build Habit Forming Products to our March 2015 Meetup. Come to this meeting to learn about building habit forming products from Nir. About the Speaker: Nir Eyal writes, consults, and teaches about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business. Nir founded and sold two companies since […]
  • Agile Transformations – Not Just for Software Development
    While Agile has deep roots in software development, the practices and principles can be applied beyond software engineering and product.  Thomas Shields and Kincade Park will discuss lessons learned from applying Agile and Lean practices in Marketing Operations and Support.  What worked?  What would would they do differently if given another opportunity?  What specific techniques […]
  • Seven LISPs: LISP 1.5 and Common LISP
    We are starting our Seven LISPs series, where we’ll look outside Clojure at some of the other languages in the LISP family. LISP 1.5 We will start at the beginning with the first LISP – McCarty’s original LISP.  Norman will talk about what was in the first LISP and demo an actual LISP 1.5 running in an […]
  • Double Down on Awesome
    Up first will be our very own Christine Draper and John Sweitzer from ThirdWave Insights. The duo will be performing their “Serve Meals, not Ingredients” talk that has been accepted at this year’s ChefConf! As you read the abstract below, note the system’s thinking … So, in a huge stroke of luck, Dave Mangot of Librato will join […]

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