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Banksy Had Inside Help

Howdy Pierce Today’s discussion at Cardinal Peak involved Banksy’s latest stunt. In case you missed the news, a print of one of Banksy’s most famous street murals, “Girl With Balloon”, appeared to destroy itself only seconds after it was auctioned by So…

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IoT Temperature Monitoring

Howdy Pierce Cardinal Peak just completed the initial phase of an interesting IoT project that was slightly afield for us. Six months ago, a volunteer for the Emergency Family Assistance Association, a food bank in Boulder, asked me to develop a solution to track…

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Where There is No Vision...

Howdy Pierce I was disappointed in CES this year. Aside from minor tweaks, virtually everything on display in 2018 was also on display in 2017. Although I did see the world’s first “mixed reality dimensional guidance device”—I’m not sure what it is, but…

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Negative Zero

Howdy Pierce My wife brings up the following story any time she wants to make the point that I’m pedantic: When one of my daughters was in second grade, her math teacher told the class that any number divided by zero was one. I dashed off an impassioned email t…

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Welcome Mark Carrington to Cardinal Peak

Howdy Pierce I’m super excited to announce that Mark Carrington will be joining Cardinal Peak as president at the beginning of the year. Mark is a seasoned Silicon Valley executive who comes to Cardinal Peak with a wealth of relevant experience in finding solut…

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An In-Depth Review of Deep Work

Howdy Pierce For the last couple of weeks I’ve been meaning to blog about a book I recently read, but I have been so inundated by my to-do list that I couldn’t find the time—or, more accurately, the discipline—to sit down and apply myself to writing this…

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Is Voice Control the Killer App for Residential IoT?

Howdy Pierce Like possibly everyone else who grew up watching Sesame Street, I loved Apple’s new ad featuring the Cookie Monster using Siri to help make cookies: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCbWyYr82BM And the behind-the-scenes follow-up is possibly even fu…

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Will CES be called The IoT Show in 2017?

Howdy Pierce I attended the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) last month, and the biggest single category again this year was the Internet of Things, or IoT. Evidently, out of nearly 4,000 exhibiting companies, nearly a quarter displayed an IoT product. Mean…

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Engineering a Better Television Experience

Howdy Pierce I shouldn’t admit it, but I’m old enough to remember picking television shows very differently than we do today. Sonny, back when I was a kid, there were fewer choices in programming, it was impossible to time-shift, and if you missed something,…

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What Does the 'Freelance Economy' Mean for Engineers?

Howdy Pierce I’ve got a new article up at Entrepreneur: “What Does the ‘Freelance Economy’ Mean for Engineers?” Here’s a taste: What does [the Freelance Economy] mean for entrepreneurs across many fields? I’m convinced that the use of freelancers ca…

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