Logitech Alert Launches

I’m excited to finally be able to talk about what I’ve been working on for the past two (2) years of my life:Logitech Alert Logitech Alertâ„¢ is certainly one of the biggest and most complex projects I’ve worked on. It’s also a highlight of a product that makes hard “technology” easy and usable for a […]

Protecting the things and people you value most

Evan Tree, the founder of WiLife and a co-worker of mine at Logitech, was featured on the CBS Morning News. He provides some good common sense strategies. Also highlights some of the Logitech customers who have used their video security cameras to not only help protect but to also catch the people (and bears) who […]

Is there more gold to mine in tech?

I’m not sure why I’m so mesmerized by Windows 7. Maybe it’s because I’m hopeful that Microsoft’s effort will once again drive lots of sales for the tech sector. I know that this sounds strange and perhaps unbelievable coming from a Mac fanboy. Sure the iPhone has driven lots of new revenue. But it’s not […]

USA falling behind in Broadband Speed

The WSJ has an interesting article today that shows the USA falling further and further behind the rest of the world in broadband speeds. The U.S. has fallen behind in speed, too. In the same study, conducted by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a nonpartisan think tank, the U.S. ranked 15th in the average […]

vSpring v|100 class of 2008 Member

While this is old news at this point, I thought I’d reference the list of vSpring v100 members for 2008 as it’s now available on the vSpring Capital site. I’m looking forward to catching up with members and friends at the v|100 luncheon May 28, 2008. I just counted and realized I’ve interviewed about 20 […]

Guest on Technometria

I joined Phil Windley and Scott Lemon on the Technometria podcast. You can listen to or download the podcast here. The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has always been the place where companies announced and demonstrated the newest gadgets and electronic devices. Phil and Scott are joined by three attendees, Brad Baldwin, Scott Barlow, and Randall […]

Another Parallels moment

Been pounding on the upcoming Blackboard Backpack 2.5 release, but I’m doing it on my Mac. I love Parallels. Pop open that VM and I’ve got a fresh clean environment for testing my Windows XP software client! I’ve really got the best of all worlds.

Greatest Hits of Beattie Construction

I was at our Beattie Family Reunion recently. I had a great time seeing my Uncles and Aunts. It was also fun to talk to the cousins that are my Mom’s age that I was able to meet and associate with. After the reunion, I came home and dug up an audio track that I […]

Back to Backpack…

I’m back at work. Working on releasing the update to Blackboard Backpack. The new product is Backpack 2.5. This version is so much better that the previous version. We’ve simplified the UI, enhanced peformance as much as 100x, added Blackboard course download wizards, included a Flash overview, enhanced with attractive HTML pages, improved searching, and […]

Dan Cane picks up SIIA CODiE Award

Dan Cane has always said that he’s “the biggest fan of Backpack.” It only seemed fitting that Dan would be the one that attended and picked up the 2006 Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) CODiE Award. Blackboard Backpack won the category for Best Education Technology Solution for Productivity/Creativity. As I’ve written before, Agilix has […]

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