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So good: "Overwork is not defined by the amount of our day work occupies but by the amount of our selves tied up to it. We “over” work not when we work too hard but when working becomes less of a means and more of an end. When meditation, exercise, sleep, holidays, and even parenting, are cast as tools to make us better workers."
While organizations wage wars for talent, it seems talent is at war with itself.
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I always try to pace myself. Steady wins the race.
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Mindstorms hackers: where is a good source for:
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Radar
Sonar
Also, looking for a good C library.
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The problem with radar, you need an antenna that is significantly bigger than the wavelength. 1 cm is 30 GHz (if I get my arithmetic right). Not so easy to generate and to sense. Ultrasonic and optical are probably easier to deal with.
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So.... Say someone wanted to see how much they could learn about open GL, open CL, object recognition, and computer vision in general in very short order... How would one go about it?
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Talk to +Anthony Pray ?
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Mark Skarpness talks about MinnowBoard, IoT and the future!
The IoT is becoming more pervasive partly because processor costs are dropping. So are bandwidth costs, even if your ISP isn't sharing those savings with you. Today's interviewee, Mark Skarpness, is "the Director of Embedded Software in the Open Source Technology Center at Intel Corporation," which ...
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It took me two night's of reading time, but this post +Tony Luck pointed me to was incredible. One of the best discussions on energy, climate change, human/economic motivation, etc. I've read. Oh, and Tesla Motors too. I honestly never cared much about the why behind Tesla, nor the environmental impact, I was sold on the technology alone. Now... I'm struggling to not just press the Order button, and let the rest sort itself out....
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Simply awesome.
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A few months back, I commented on a post in support of the idea that Tesla Motors are not the electric vehicles (EVs) that will radically change the automotive industry, in that they are not "disruptive technology". I caught some grief for that when someone assumed I meant that Tesla was not making an impact. +Hollis Blanchard noted that I probably meant "disruptive" in the way defined by Christensen in "The Innovator's Dilemma". I realized then that while that was what I meant, I had not yet actually read the book. Now I have... and I take it back.

Christensen defines disruptive technology as more of a marketing problem, and less of a technology problem. Disruptive technology often involves no new technology, but uses established, proven technology to reach underserved or even nonexistent markets. By that definition, the disruptive EV would have a range of 100 miles, seat two people, and do 0-60 in 20 seconds. It would be a street legal golf cart. It would not address the needs of the mainstream market, but it would be cheap and quite useful for small parcel delivery in highly congested areas, great for remote areas with electricity but poor gasoline supply, or perhaps areas where exhaust was problematic. But also: cheap. Over time, the battery technology would improve, and the EV would eventually meet the performance requirements of the mainstream market, and the cycle completes.

Tesla is definitely not that. None of that. Least of all: cheap. However, after completing the book, including the surprise speculative chapter on EVs (crudely summarized above), while Christensen did not describe what Tesla Motors would do in 15 years from the time he authored his book, I believe he could have. He omitted in his case study the infrastructure necessary to support EVs as gas stations support internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles today. That is a major expense unlikely to be met with the small volume and low margin typical of new undefined markets associated with disruptive technology.

However, if instead of saying "cheap", we were to say "non-mainstream market", and instead of reaching below the mainstream, we were to reach way above - to the affluent first adopters - well, much of the rest still applies. This move afforded Tesla a new value network, where range and miles per gallon were not the performance metrics of interest. Affluent first adopters love technology for technology's sake. It's fun, it's clean, it's FAST, it's beautiful. And a P85D launch makes you giggle. It just does.

Much of the rest of the ideas in the Innovator's Dilemma are exemplified by Tesla Motors. They formed a new organization outside of the traditional automakers. Indeed, they even changed how vehicles are purchased, eliminating the dealer network. By building in small volume, they allowed themselves a trial period with the Roadster, followed by an improved Model S, which itself has undergone regular incremental improvements, catering to the gradually materializing values of the new market they created.

Rather than filling the vacuum at the bottom of the market created by a performance surplus, Tesla Motors started at the top, outside the mainstream market, where they can experiment with expensive technology, and build out the necessary infrastructure (such as the supercharger network and the battery gigafactory) to support growing down into the mainstream market.

So while Tesla Motors may not have followed Christensen's hypothetical EV example in Chapter 10 of the Innovator's Dilemma to the letter, I think it is fair to say they have done so in spirit. I take it back, Tesla Motors is most definitely disruptive technology. 
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Somedays you're the windmill...
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And some other days, you're Sancho Panza, following your master to madness, and rescuing him afterwards.
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Hah, very timely find :-)
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MinnowBoard MAX launched las year as a low cost board based on Intel Bay Trail-I single or dual core processor, and was mostly targeting developers of embedded systems and hobbyists, but could not be used by OEMs as it lacked FCC & CE certifications. ADI Engineering designed a MinnowBoard ...
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can't seem to get a good picture with my cell phone camera, but the LED matrix is working great here at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco #IDF2015
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I'll see if I can't make a gif with the LED wall AND +David Anders. 
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Android fail weekend. Hangouts 4.0 breaks everyone that uses an apps account without hangouts support, even if they have another account that does. Ooops. Storing pictures on an SD card seems to make it impossible to edit them in place. Both Google Photos and Quickpic just fail. PS Express saves edits to the phone. All apparently due to some poorly handled permissions issue (both failing apps have writing to SD enabled). What really bothers me is two of these are Google apps. I accept that the open ecosystem is going to have crap in it, but the "Google Experience" is supposed to be the shining example of how to do it right. Sigh. #sonyxperiaz3 #lollipop
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Ugh, I can imagine. It doesn't work well with chrome on Mac either. The web page as an app in general doesn't work particularly well anywhere, not even on ChromeOS yet.
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