I love tech. I love robotics. So you’d think I love Roomba. Sadly, I hate him/her. Why? Roomba should be navigating cleanable areas in a thorough, methodological way. Rather, my Roomba has been mysteriously programmed to find me and bother me. Some diabolical engineer at iRobot, whom I don’t know but must be 2+ degrees Read more about I Hate Roomba[…]
What’s in a Name? C’mon Apple…I’m voice-dictating a message to Carin. You know that. She’s the only person in the To: line. If you’re unsure (as usual), at least default it to the contact closest to this interaction 🙁
Economic Study The definition of economics is making tradeoffs in a world of constraints. Examples of constraints include money, time, land, etc. The scarcer something is, the more valuable it is. Interesting example of a tradeoff: “Bend down and touch the ground, and I’ll give you a penny for doing this.” Not everyone will say yes Read more about Pennies on the Ground[…]
It might not be too late, thanks to Google Street View. There was a beautiful mural in North Hollywood near the back of 24 Hour Fitness. I remember it featured a girl using a View-Master, which was near & dear at the time while I was working at Mattel. As with many things, I told Read more about Wish You Had Taken that Photo?[…]
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Over time I’ve noticed a trend of California drivers being artistically creative with their annual registration stickers. Probably because the annual colors – basic ROYGBV colors – happen to look good together… 1. Intentionally Revealing Prior Years Carefully adhered each year to create a visual sequence. 2. Putting the “Peel Here” to Read more about CA License Plate Registration Sticker Art[…]
Not sure whom the carriers are trying to fool out there. Perhaps we’ve stumbled upon a new visual CAPTCHA?
Research shows that Piet Mondrian could have produced 25% more works of art had he used Excel.
We all know that United Airlines has gotten some bad press lately, but I’m compelled to write about the best customer service I ever received over the phone, and it was from United. A few months ago, my in-laws were flying in from Maryland. My wife and I called her dad, Alan, to get the Read more about The Most Amazing Customer Service Call Ever[…]
When do people become so recognizable that you believe you know them? Take sitcom actors, for example, whom you invite into your living every week. Then when/if you see them in public and you have to do a double take – “Do I know you?” This happened with me and “Deacon” from King of Queens. Read more about Do We Know Each Other?[…]