Tech Talk

by kaplandj on March 15, 2014

Tech Talk. Interesting (you will be the judge of that) Tech items that are discussed by me and my colleagues at my client


Interesting mini robot arm Kickstarter project

Dumb Lunch Decider Wheel project

Martin Fowler helps us understand REST

*Martin’s old post still a go-to.

Color Detection explained

*Important stuff for t shirt industry.

7 Proven secrets for effective Checkout

Your checkout is not just bleeding visitors …

It’s a burst artery.

And all those prospects you worked so hard to attract and persuade are gushing out of your site at a mind-boggling rate.

Particle Fever teaser

*This gave me a woody. I must see it.

Unlocking the power of teams

This is Twitter Engineering SVP Chris Fry on history’s greatest example of successful hyper-growth, and the tactic that made it possible: stable team building.


Using a 39″ 4k monitor for programming

by kaplandj on March 8, 2014

After reading this post I thought using this 4K Seiki TV monitor was worth a look.

Here’s the findings.




Crappy pic, but I guess you get the idea. One of my colleagues served as the guinea pig. First his Dell computer could not drive the display. So they decided to tear apart the Dell and upgrade it. Something I think is a total waste of time and energy for a software guy to be replacing his video card and power supply. Did I say the new parts did not fit well. Oh well.

Finally he got to try the monstrosity. First seems very bright and text blurry. Up the DPI to 150 and it was better. So what did he think?

There is a thing as too big. You need to sit too far away from this thing. Three full sublime editors side by side is nice. I think I’ll go for 2-3 27 inchers side by side.

On a related note looks like Apple is getting ready for 4k.


Tech Talk – Maiden Voyage

December 30, 2013

As promised but a little delayed – Tech Talk. Interesting Tech items that are discussed by me and my colleagues at my client Breaking the Page Speed Barrier with Bootstrap “After Ilya’s talk ended, I started to think more about why performance always seems to be an afterthought with developers. As I pondered this thought, I […]

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Tech Talk Tuesday

December 3, 2013

I’ve been working this current consulting gig at for a few years now. Early on I thought of ways to build a software culture with a small group of talent young (myself excluded) developers and came up with “Tech Talk”. We each take turns presenting one to many interesting “things”. Some that push the envelope […]

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A Writer

November 30, 2013

I gave birth to a fantastic writer. Who would of thought?   Coach and player have shared many conversations during those commutes. Some days, they discuss life after high school. Other days, it’s American history or the conflict in Syria. But on this particular evening, Diaz prodded Martinez on an important personal topic. “Have you […]

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New Web Stencil now available

November 26, 2013

A new Webstencil just was released. Check it out.    

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New website

November 26, 2013

You UI designers have a new website to purchase their prototyping stencils. Check out  Hopefully simple but effective and responsive.  

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Just say YES

October 30, 2012

I met someone interesting last Friday night. She told me about a relatively new philosophy she adopted that has her saying YES to everything. Of course being the skeptical one I asked her to jump off a bridge. She said she would discuss that first and maybe get me to retract my request. So I started thinking about my […]

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New Android Stencil

May 6, 2012

First Web pic for site of new Android Stencil. Coming soon at  

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Offshore Circle Game

April 9, 2012

And the seasons they go round and round And the painted ponies go up and down We’re captive on the carousel of time We can’t return we can only look Behind from where we came And go round and round and round In the circle game Joni Mitchell, The Circle Game The lure of cheap […]

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