Idea Machine

My little boy teaches me to innovate within a limited set of materials and parameters through a simple but challenging exercise: he asks me to draw a unique napkin for his lunch each day.

Say hello to Jack!

We picked up our new puppy yesterday and he’s settling in so nicely! Of the puppies I’ve raised in my life, this little guy is v.3.0 and is a mature release, to say the least: rode home in the car chill as can be, took a family stroll with all of us last night after…

The Teeter and Totter of Innovation

Every Christmas, while watching everyone tear into gifts of the world’s new hotness, I think about innovation: what it is, what it means, what makes it successful, and the key tenets of how innovations achieve wide adoption.

Redux: MacTech 2018

This time last week I was wrapping up MacTech Conference in Los Angeles. The three-day conference was satisfying on some unexpected levels this year. First, for the people, second for the learning, and third for the crazy schwack happening all around us. The shooting cast a shadow as it happened in the middle of the…

Next up: MacTech 2018

I’m grateful to be included among the impressive list of speakers invited to present in L.A. this year. Here’s the synopsis of my talk.

Facebook Hack: Moving Forward

Most people have no idea whether they have or haven’t used their Facebook account to log into other sites and services across the Web. Here’s some practical steps to find out and mitigate the risks.

Grace Hopper on Letterman

Some heavy gratitude to John Feminella (@jxxf), Jeff Roberson (@jeffroberson), and @snipeyhead for sharing their inspiring conversation via twitter today that turned me onto this incredible clip.

Next up: GrrCon + ISACA

I’m grateful and honored for being invited to attend and present at a couple of particularly awesome conferences next month, especially to soak up what others have learned so far this year. Here’s looking forward to learning from old pals and new ones, too.

Life, Nematodes, and Zero Effect

I agree with anyone who says Zero Effect is one of the greatest existential movies ever made, if only because of a single line…

Coming soon: new pup!

When it comes to dogs, I’m biased towards the working breeds. We’ve got dibs on first pick of a fine litter coming in October!