Usability Observation #4

When a garbage can is more than just a garbage can – two things more, actually.

Usability Observation #3

On why grandmas are the most unexpected geniuses in society and how industry is slowly catching on.

Usability Observation #1

On why old books are more useful than $100 laptop stands and how to visualize a networking / job search process.

Welcome Back to Blogging

On adventures in networking, the unexpected three-hour interview, and why I’m revisiting my blog.

Building With Whole Trees

Architect Ronald Gunderson utilizes small-diameter trees that he bends himself for building. This method increases strength, and the small trees continue to sequester carbon.

A Better World by Design Recap

I’m just coming off of this year’s Better World by Design Conference. Let me give my perspective as a student organizer. It was truly incredible to be involved with this team – this year as well as last. I don’t often use words like that, which you might find on the back cover of a book, but here, I am making an exception.

Computer Surgery

Thought I killed the display on my MacBook Pro, but thanks to this handy website, I was able to fix it.

Maker Faire: Rhode Island

A series of demonstrations, lectures, and social events. Free and open to the public, featuring hands-on workshops, building & hacking competitions, culinary crafting, garage technology, arts and creativity for sale, and robot gymnastic demonstrations.

MakerBot – DIY 3D Printer

Typically, 3D printers cost upwards of $50,000. This one, you can build yourself with a kit that costs $750 in true DIY spirit.