College Admission
John Maeda
excellent interview

Brijesh Malkan gives "The 10 things I have learnt about Agile Product Delivery" (Product Manager). Be with your teams... Full-stack, fully dedicated and collocated teams…or bust...

z2014-03-15- Malkan Agile Product Delivery Lessons
Traditional City

Number One Son found his Alien Ware LapTop to big/heavy to carry to school when he'd need it after-school for debate team practice. So we sold it via Craigs List.

And bought the AsUs VivoBook Q301LA-BSI5T17 - 13", 6GB RAM, 500GB drive laptop.

Of course you have to take Ms Windows v8, which is now 8.1.

Sometimes the trackpad sticks when pressing the left-mouse area.

AutoDesk Inventor ran for awhile but now won't.

Sometimes the screen starts flashing on and off.

  • LiveChat - busy, so call 888) 678-3688

  • Their suggestion: do factory reset: Go to PC Settings; Update and Recovery; select Recovery and re-install Windows.

  • took it to BestBuy - Geek Squad guy said "it's a known issue with Win8.1 of backlight turning off, so might just have to update the Intel graphics card drivers"

  • but when they ran diagnostics found that it's an actual hardware issue, so will have to get shipped out for real repair. (Also confirmed the trackpad issue, so that will get taken care of at the same time.)
  • I told them to ship it out on Tuesday, and it was back to them on Friday! They replaced the motherboard and re-seated the touchpad. No charge!
  • (this didn't solve the AutoDesk problem)

Apr13 - mouse is now not working in many games. Research says this is also Win8.1 issue. Between this and AutoDesk issue, Number One Son votes for refresh.

  • does refresh to Win8.0
  • some strange after-effects in terms of directories where they shouldn't be. Research tells him he should do a full reset.
z2014-02-01- Number One Son Asus Vivobook
Extending Webpy Blog App With Cookbook Features
Real Collaboration Challenges
the biggest issues can't be solved with software

Product idea OfTheDay: Has anyone really tried to make a Chording Keyboard from a Virtual Reality glove controller? That would be handy for a PDA.

Update: here's a Blue Tooth chording KeyBoard. Close... (but $225?!?!?)

May'2012 update: I Commented to suggest this to David Weinberger as a possible way to make TabLet use less passive. (Would go nicely with Google Goggles, too - z2012-04-06-GoogleGlassesAugmentedReality.)

Apr'2014: Imogen Heap is working on the MiMu glove as Musical Instrument, now doing Kick Starter. Can it be used for other things?

z2004-09-24- Vr Glove Chording Keyboard
Presentation Software
DeskSet app uses MarkDown

Matthew Di Paola's Touch Consult is building The List Md which is almost like a lite EMR, more of an Issue Tracker for hospital med/surg teams.

Apr'2014 update: the site is gone, even Touch Consult's site is gone, and their Word Press blog was last updated May'2011.

z2010-11-03- The List Md Lite Emr
montrealers have fun with potholes

My Intro Blurb:

This is the publicly-readable WikiLog Thinking Space of Bill Seitz (a Product Manager and CTO).

My Calling: to accelerate Evolut Ion by increasing FreeDom and Opportunity and AgenCy for many people via DAndD of Thinking Tools (software and Games To Play) that increase the LeverAge of Free Agent-s and smaller groups (Small World).

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