Making and Money

Geoff and I attended the #MakerMonday event, part of Lincoln Startup Week. It was a great event, with talks by Marc Kornbluh, Lincoln Hot Glass Studios & High Volume Oxygen; Vishal Sing, Quantified Ag; Jennifer Rosenblatt, Argyle Octopus & MusicSpoke; and Chris Hughes, Artifact Bag Co. The day started with self guided tours of Nebraska Innovation Studio. One statement […]

Artifact Conference: Brief Notes

Below are my sketchy notes of things I wanted to remember from Artifact Conference, which I just attended in Austin Texas. Beware: these are barely proofread and are mostly for myself. Welcome to Artifact Jennifer Robbins Then and now: silos -> integrated teams wireframes -> early prototypes collection of pages -> system of components photoshop […]

Why Women in Tech?

There has been a lot of discussion lately about women in tech groups. To start with, a quick roundup: Rebecca Stavick’s Post Ladies only? No thanks and the follow-up OMG. Someone read my blog. Coral Sheldon-Hess’s followup In defense of Women in Tech (WiT) groups which was then cross posted on This post links to […]

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Standing Desk

Wanting a standing desk still seems so strange to me. I worked years in retail, when sitting was strictly verboten and I would stand for 8-10 hour stretches at a time. I certainly don’t want to go back to those days, but I had been finding that after sitting all day I was tired and […]