I've been running lately. I used to deny being a runner. I hated running. Running was boring. It also hurt to breathe. And my legs. Oi! Now that I've been running for a couple of months regularly, breathing is easier. My legs still hurt, but it might have more to …

I heard about ESP8266's from a friend at Google last year; I'd seen noise about them but hadn't paid any attention. Then what he said caught my attention -- using standard batteries we can make them run months, maybe more. I started trying to come up with a good reason …

Yesterday I had the pleasure of talking at ThingsExpo. I was asked by the great folks at The Linux Foundation and their AllJoyn Framework. Here's a link to my talk, Building IoT Devices with AllJoyn. The talk happened as the last talk of the day in the technical track, I …

Today I recieved the following email. This is from one of the best friends I've ever had, Mark Hereld. You should checkou this art, he's awesome -- then you should tell him to come visit me (Hi Mark!). howdy! below is "last light" image of the ActiveMural. thought you'd like …

The following advertisement just came through my inbox via a mailing list at work. This is one of those treasured moments when I realize how awesome it is to work at Microsoft. Want to build the world’s weirdest fort? I have 1000 empty Lemon-Lime Talking Rain cans in my …

Over the course of time I've worked for and with a great many enterprises. Some public, some private, some "key players", some "boutique" -- almost every one of those collaborations was driven by a purpose: A project to complete, software to write, a device to build -- stories to be …