Category Archives: Startups

Tesla manufacturers mobile computers

On May 23, Consumer Reports declined to recommend the Tesla Model 3 due to higher-than-ideal stopping distance. Seven (7) (!) days later Tesla released a software update that reduced stopping distance which, in turn, provoked Consumer Reports to issue a … Continue reading

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Apple Watch Report Card – Now that I’ve had it a while (45 days)

Since getting my Apple Watch I’ve gone from “meh” to eager anticipation of the development of the Apple Watch ecosystem.  This post captures the background of my optimism.

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How can I schedule user testing?

Good news – short post.  🙂 We are about to conduct our second round of usability testing on Reacht.  We’re already feeling some pain associated with scheduling participants. For our first usability test we invited people to “just show up … Continue reading

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Reacht usability testing: THANKS!!!

This week was “alpha week” (aka, get it out week, live user testing week) for our Reacht (@reachtapp) application.  We’ve been in testing mode with real users for a while but this week we invited a larger group to experience and … Continue reading

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Minimum Viable Software

I work at Zope/Zebrareach/Reac.ht – we make software.  We’re always trying out new ideas, tinkering with previous ideas and generally looking to innovate to improve our products and help our customers.  We are also learning practitioners of the lean philosophy. … Continue reading

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Sequestration lemonade

Good things CAN come from the 2013 budget sequestration. Last Tuesday night (March 26, 2013), Bill Blevins and I attended the first meeting of FredX (organized by Matt Armstrong and Christine Goodwin (@cag123) – thanks guys!). From the FredX Facebook page: … Continue reading

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