Personal Hedgehog?

I recently came across a job posting where the company required a “personal hedgehog” description with a person’s resume when applying for a job.  I had not heard of this before, but it made me curious. A personal hedgehog is a concept that comes from a business book by Jim Collins, Good to Great: Why […]

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Do you Scrum?

I have never called myself a project manager.  While over the course of my career has required a certain degree of project management, I have always just tried to learn enough to get by.  In college, the main project management style that we were taught in our senior software engineering class was waterfall (not that […]

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Common Media for Roku Development

When anyone is getting started with Roku development, they soon find that there are a variety of media files involved.  While these images and videos can be anything the author wishes, there are some formatting restrictions.  My goal is to outline the basics of media formatting in this post. Most of this information has come […]

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Jawbone Big Jambox Review

Over the last couple of months, my wife and I both have upgraded to the iPhone 5. As with countless others, we were frustrated with the fact that the new docking port on the iPhone 5 has instantly made all our iPhone accessories obsolete. We were faced with the task of replacing those accessories that […]

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Developing a Basic Roku Channel

The Roku box is arguably the most influential home entertainment devices created in the last 10 years.  I believe it really catalyzed the video streaming services into the main stream.  It allows for video producers to break free from the limits of streaming video viewing on a computer.  This was extremely important for Netflix as […]

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Carpenter’s Toolbox Children’s Book Carrier

A friend graduated from college this spring with a Education degree with the goal to become a kindergarten teacher.  As such she will have several children’s books that she will be carrying around her room.  I wanted to make something unique that she could use to carry those books and make them easily accessible. What […]

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Random Research Friday – A10 Warthog

What some might not know of me is that I am a person who hardly ever flies, but really loves the subject matter of flight. I am intrigued by the idea that we have the capability of designing machines that lift us off the ground and provide fast travel to anywhere in the world. In […]

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Future Updates to the Blog

My goal is to update this blog much more than I have in the past.  According to Feedburner, this will be more like a conversation with friends around the coffee table than a lecture in front of an audience.  None the less, I hope it will inform and be helpful for those who do read […]

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New CircularSoft Website

Since going full-time with CircularSoft earlier this spring, I have wanted to revamp the company website to look more modern as well as better reflect what the company does (www.circularsoft.net).  The original site was created a couple of years ago as a quick web presence that I could direct people towards.  The original site had […]

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iPad Notetaking

Over the last year I have grown use to taking notes on a tablet.  I gave up my pad of paper and pen (in most cases) and picked up a tablet and stylus.  Up until about a month ago, I was using a Lenovo X220 tablet computer.  This was a quite awesome machine that had […]

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