Monthly Archives: June 2015

“The Fruit of the Poor Lemon is Impossible to Eat”

The other day a good friend of mine and I were discussing the general notion of ‘making lemonade from lemons’  He framed the counter-point argument in a metaphor that I thought was really insightful. In general, I have never been happy about my … Continue reading

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Alto Training

Every time that there is a police shooting or some instance where a renegade cop acts inappropriately, we hear the call for “more training.”  I find this whole notion spectacularly irresponsible.  These are people who have grown up racist or … Continue reading

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Capability Based Design

I wrote this paper at work to galvanize thoughts around ways to do my job that make systems development more efficient.  Back office big-data projects are different from customer facing UX driven ‘products’ and so we should think about the … Continue reading

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Wheelbarrow Skills

I’ve been meaning to rant about this one for a while.  I like to say that “decaf” is not “coffee”.  At the same time, a two-wheeled wheelbarrow is not a “wheelbarrow”. Haley and the girls at the barn love them, … Continue reading

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School Daze

Yesterday Megan and I were able to attend an end-of-year school ceremony where Haley received an academic award for having the third highest aggregate grade on her team.  A team is 4 classes or about 90 students. The funny part … Continue reading

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