January 2022

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You don’t realize you need it until it’s fixed

There are some problems we don’t know we have.

Often referred to as ‘blind spots.’

Yup, just like when you’re driving. You check your mirrors, make sure you’re not going to hit anything, but sure enough, when you move…

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What sucks about your house?

Lorem ipsum dolor Really. What sucks about your house?Get up and go walk around your house and think about what sucks (maybe set a reminder to come back in 10 minutes in case you get distracted by a squirrel outside your window)…So, what did you come up with?Now don’t just live with it, take a few …

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Smart Door locks, what the differences are

So I was installing some door locks for a client.

And I was so excited to set up the auto-lock and unlock, literally the feature I was most excited to play with and provide for her.

But sure enough, the one we bought was z-wave, which doesn’t allow you to set up the lock so it can be locked and unlocked by your location.

person writing on white paper to prototype

The fun, and frustration of prototyping

I’ve got an idea!

Now, how does that idea actually become real and go together?

That’s what prototyping is for. So you can mess up a bunch, with minimal consequences, so that you can figure out how something, that doesn’t exist yet, and there’s no manual for, should function. As well as how it should be formed, and, well, while you’re at it, what color(s) it should be.