Last weekend, I went to a birthday celebration for my buddy, Dan, who I first met in grade 7.

Though we both went through Electrical Engineering, he gravitated to power and high voltage, whereas I steadfastly insisted that anything over 24 volts didn’t exist.   With virtually no backing except the support of his wonderful and very patient wife Cathy, he bootstrapped Stein Industries into a successful company.  What is especially impressive is that his is a capital-intensive business – building […]

By | 2018-06-01T19:03:03+00:00 November 11th, 2016|Fun, Interest|Comments Off on Jets

Building a Creature (One Muscle at a Time)

I happened across the above video a year or so ago.  Even if you don’t read further, watch it – it’s fun and really interesting.

It was done by computer animation researchers1 attempting to advance the ability to accurately animate creatures for games and movies. Simulating moving creatures, especially humans in a convincing fashion is extremely difficult to do (see uncanny valley).

Previous approaches were based on modeling the joints (like elbow, knee, etc.) of a creature and moving them in concert. The focus […]

By | 2018-06-01T19:03:04+00:00 November 4th, 2016|Fun, Interest, Life Meets Tech|Comments Off on Building a Creature (One Muscle at a Time)

On Repeat

When I hit a time in my career that selling became a key part of my job (and for 3 years, WAS my job), I realized I had to get better at the art of persuasion.  So, my radar is always open to info that can help.

A recent blog post from Bobby Owinski titled Why We Love Repetition in Music, (if you create music, his blog is a must read, BTW), he puts forth that the more a song repeats lyrics, […]

By | 2018-06-01T19:03:14+00:00 October 14th, 2016|Business, Interest|Comments Off on On Repeat