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I Like my Machines the way Mae West Liked her Men: Dumb.

https://youtu.be/wXxrmussq4E The referenced video holds the benign title “Robots Opening Doors.” Sounds simple. However, the reaction to it, including mine, can be best described as bemused horror. In the video, an arm-less, 4-legged…
rear view of businessman with case staring at blackboard with question marks drawn on it. concept of it raises too many questions

You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know

How do you know what your customer wants if you don’t take the time to ask them? And I don’t mean a generic online survey that is sent out after each purchase or experience. I am talking about a legitimate program that you use day in and…

Thank you, Ideba

As my second co-op work term with Ideba is coming to a close, I’ve had the chance to reflect on the various things I learned over this term as well as my work term last summer. While the opportunity to learn new things at Ideba is absolutely…
risk assessment

The Tale of a Fence, a 6 Year Old and Risk Assessment

One fine evening our family was enjoying the lovely spring weather outside. We were planting flowers, riding bikes and playing basketball. Then I noticed my six year old daughter sitting atop our four foot high chain link fence. The fact that…
pattern turking

Pattern Turking

I’m forever enamored with the idea of “scale.” You hear it a lot. Sure, some companies are doing it well. But if you dig under the surface of the companies that say they are scaling, they really aren’t. Take Zenefits. One of my favorite…