Goat Simulator

This is a real game, not some joke from The Onion. The premise of the game is exactly what you’d expect. You run around as a goat causing mischief, doing goat things… hilarity ensues. You can pre-order it at their site. It’s coming to Steam on April 1st (April Fools joke?). I’m very tempted to […]

Posted by on 5 March 2014 | 11:31 am

2013 Holiday Geek Gift Guides

Well, here we are again approaching another Black Friday and (lamely named) Cyber Monday. That means it’s time again for my list of holiday geek gift guides. This list was conceived many years ago to help with my own gift shopping for friends and family. Because of my interested in technology and gadgets (and general […]

Posted by on 30 November 2013 | 4:10 pm

DIY: Tailgate Misting Station

We’re a few weeks into football season this year and the first two game were scorchers. Usually games in the beginning of September can be a bit warm, but seemed even more-so this year with temps around 90 degrees. A dinner conversation the week before the first game prompted me to look into creating a […]

Posted by on 23 September 2013 | 10:24 am

Google Chromecast

When Google announced the Chromecast a few weeks back, I got online and ordered one. It was originally going to be a gift, but after playing with it, I decided to hold onto it. At only $35.00, I’m not out much (gift or otherwise). It’s a pretty nice device. It comes in a nice little […]

Posted by on 14 August 2013 | 8:29 pm

Some New(ish) Mentos Flavors

I’ve actually had these new flavors sitting around for a few months and haven’t gotten around to posting them until now. The first two, Duo and Lakrits Mint were found in the US at a World Market store. The Duo flavor is a strawberry shell with a lime center and works pretty well together. The […]

Posted by on 1 July 2013 | 8:57 am

New Google App Launcher

I just got the new Google “app launcher” on my Google home page. Gone is the standard black navigation bar at the top of the page. It has been replaced by an “apps” button the pops down to reveal an icon for 10 of the popular Google apps. The pop down window isn’t even full. […]

Posted by on 23 April 2013 | 11:15 am

Breaking the Mold With Meaningful Design

Scott Dadich – Wired EditorTony Fadell – CEO, Nest LabsHosain Rahman – CEO, Jawbone Great design has been a trend since the late 90′s – form + function. We’re currently seeing hardware and software really coming together with great design. Devices have become fashion and not just a piece of electronics that you use. Things […]

Posted by on 12 March 2013 | 3:18 pm

Google[X]: Building a Moonshot Factory

Astro Teller Does your work support crazy or risky “moonshot” ideas? Are you given the freedom to take risks? Many times it takes a war to think big, or risky, or “Moonshot”. Moonshot thinking starts takes a global scale problem, then you have to make some sort of sci-fi proposal to make that problem go […]

Posted by on 12 March 2013 | 12:02 pm

Why Designers Should Care About Measuring Success

Alfred Lui – Jawbone, Dir. of UX How do you know this idea is going to work? This question asks you for proof of the future. This is a fair question because designers love change, but businesses do not. This is a balance between pushing change and avoiding risk in business. Strategy is to determine […]

Posted by on 12 March 2013 | 10:58 am

Building a Better UX Resume

Mike Dunn, UX Designer, Game Journalist, Animator The average recruiter spends about 6 seconds on your resume and everything typically looks the same (MS Word template with Times New Roman). How do you make your resume stand out? You want your resume to tell a story about yourself. Many people short-change their resume and don’t […]

Posted by on 11 March 2013 | 3:19 pm