Game face on Gemalto a multi-billion dollar company that you’ve likely never heard of is sponsoring a wireless payment challenge pitting me and my city of Austin vs Kathy and her city of Salt Lake City. Both Austin and SLC are piloting a new NFC payment technology from ISIS which uses a mobile wallet on your […]
Hardware seems to be back in season. Several of the startup’s I’ve seen come through Capital Factory have innovated with hardware and some of it is pretty cool. Hardware is not an easy cookie to bake so it is unusual for a startup to go for it. This past weekend I was a judge at […]
I took this photo of a sunset in Austin captured magnificently with my iPhone as the day ends. (Lamar Blvd bridge)
This is my video review of the Ultimate Ears Reference ear monitors. These are custom monitors that are made to fit your ear and thus block out all outside noises. These are a fantastic pair of earphones that produce great sound but they are costly at $999. You can find more on Ultimate Ears website. […]
An official White House video of Obama’s tour of Austin annotated by Obama himself. There is a section about Capital Factory and if you look real close you’ll see me in the red baseball cap. Wow. What a week.
Obama visited Capital Factory today and I got to meet with him. This was a once in a lifetime experience for me. I feel very grateful to be part of Capital Factory, it is an amazing organization one that is now getting recognition from the President. Hopefully other cities will be able to replicate its […]
I am composing this blog entry with a new tool called Draft which bills itself as version control for writing. This is a web based editor that uses Markdown as its primary language and allows you to sync to various file networks, post to various blog targets and share with other writers. It supports Dropbox, […]
Upper east side in Manhattan I took this photo from the New York Presbyterian Hospital which is on York Ave in the upper east side of Manhattan, NY. It was a foggy grey day in NY, cold and wet.
This past weekend I was introduced to a new board game called Settler’s of Catan. This game combines some of the best elements of Monopoly, Risk and poker into a single easy to learn board game. I’m addicted. The goal of the game is really simple. The first person to 10 points wins. There are […]