Idle Hamster

October 18th, 2016

An Event Apart Orlando

Every year my company allows employees to attend a conference and after missing out on my chance last year I decided to celebrate extra hard at An Event Apart Orlando located at Disney's Contemporary Resort.  I did manage to visit a few of Disney's Parks since I've never been, but the speakers and the attendees where the real attraction.  The overarching theme was pretty simple – the web is for everyone and we in the industry need to take the time and put the thought into making sure it’s accessible to everyone.

September 10th, 2016


To put it generously, I haven’t updated this site in sometime.  I took what I thought was going to be a brief hiatus to focus on my busy life, but once you start focusing on problems that you ignored for a while you quickly discover there’s more to them than first thought.  I’m in a better spot now and you should start seeing more content.  Plus I have a few big ideas rattling around in my head.

April 19th, 2014

The Truth About iBeacons

I recently read an article on NPR about a new capability that Apple’s iBeacons gained within the latest iOS release. To summarize, an app that supports iBeacon technology no longer needs to be running to get data from those beacons. While the NPR article is fairly balance, even though it has a sensationalist headline, the comments just show a total lack of understanding of the technology. I hope this response clears up any misconceptions.