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Startup: Months 15-19

July Building ambitious new features for web app. Universal web widget Record and Post from web Venturing into radio industry August First paying customers Radio partnerships September Fundraising discussions and continuing to explore the radio industry. Featured Application – Ionic Blog.             October Figuring things out again. Hurricane Evacuations and new Wavvegram tool. Evacuation of ...

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Startup: Months 11-14

March Introducing Wavve, Inc. We changed our name to Wavve and re-incorporated in Delaware. April Pitch Event. Dig South. We also introduced Wavve to a few thousand during Tech Night at a local Charleston Riverdogs game. Media passes for the entire 2016 season were an unexpected perk. The mobile app continued gaining traction as positive reviews started to roll in. ...

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Startup: Months 5-10

Here’s the short version: September Building. October Iterating. November Re-Building. December Building. A quick trip to Canada for the day job.  Trademark woes and an ill-fated temporary name change from uTalk to uTalk.io. January Started work at Fount Studio. Said goodbye to friends and coworkers at Blackbaud. Accepted to Cohort 5 of the Harbor Accelerator. February After multiple ...

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Startup: Months 3-4

July Between juggling trips to Canada for my day job, I somehow managed to finish the mobile app for iOS and Android. August Completed MVP. Released to group of test users. Embarrassed? Check.

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Building Wavve

Did you know there are 86,400 seconds in a day? The last 90 days have forced me to take an honest look at how I manage each and every moment. A few months ago, I started an exciting adventure when Baird Hall and I decided to build uTalk.io. In just 3 months, we’ve built a complex web application for streaming audio ...

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Review: The Best Interface is No Interface

Several years ago, I read this post and was inspired to write a post of my own, excited about the potential of an interfaceless world. I was recently privileged enough to get an early read of Golden Krishna’s full-length book, “The Best Interface is No Interface.” Since reading it, I’ve found myself questioning the screens ...

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4th Amendment Rights in Routine Traffic Stops

This is my answer to the following question on Quora: What would happen if a driver was pulled over in a routine traffic stop, and police officers found a “priceless” Chinese puzzle box in his car which the driver claims he does not know how to open? If the officers believe something illegal is inside, ...

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GitHub in C Major

This is an awesome little app that turns your year of GitHub contributions into song. Since I didn’t become active on GitHub until recently, you’ll need to wait a few moments for the player to reach my contributions. I’ve noticed that the graph isn’t 100% correct, but that’s okay because the app is amazing. Feel ...

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Post-Aereo Fallout

Legality aside, I really wanted Aereo to win. Consumers face unreasonable prices and have few choices when it comes to US TV providers. As a whole, the industry is outdated and in serious need of competition. A decision for Aereo would have driven disruptive innovation and forced Big Cable towards adopting more competitive business practices. ...

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Aereo Decision Today!

6/25 – Update – SCOTUS rules in favor of Broadcasters 6 to 3. ABC v Aereo Decision 6/23 – Update – After no decision on Friday, I’m eagerly awaiting the Supreme Court’s decision in ABC, Inc. v. Aereo. Stay tuned for updates and analysis as the day goes on! 6/20 – Update – still no ...

Learning for 2014

Favorite Tech in 2014: – Elementary OS – a beautifully minimalist Ubuntu-based Linux Distro – Reporter App – flexible self tracking with a phenomenal UI – Unix Command Line – crucial as I’ve started learning node.js – Atom.io – recently moved over from Sublime Text and haven’t looked back – Version Control with Github – almost seamless integration with Atom.io. – Yeoman ...

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Aereo – Oral Arguments

After listening to the oral argument today (available here), I predict it’ll be a close decision in Aereo’s favor. A decision against them could wreak havoc throughout the cloud computing industry. It would be more appropriate for Congress to modify copyright law. For those that haven’t been following it, the following links should get you up to speed. ...

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Cryptocurrency Hyperdeflation*

Bitcoin is a hyperdeflationary cryptocurrency. What’s that, you ask? Before examining hyperdeflation, it’s helpful to examine the opposite phenomenon since most are probably more familiar with it. Hyperinflation occurs when there’s a continuing increase in the supply of money without corresponding growth in the output of goods and services. There are numerous examples from history, the most famous being that of the ...

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Aereo – The Future of Television?

Oral argument is coming up in the case of ABC, Inc. v. Aereo, Inc. Before they can change the future of television, Aereo must take on a host of cable giants in a classic David vs. Goliath style Supreme Court match-up. Just take a look at the long list of amicus briefs in favor of the ...

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Bitcoin

I felt foolish the first time I exchanged “real money” for digital money. It was about four years before Bitcoin, and some friends and I were playing a silly little MMORPG called Dofus. After initial skepticism, I’m embarrassed to say we all become hopelessly addicted. This wasn’t due to the game’s battle mechanics, so much as the game’s underlying ...

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3D Printing

I was flipping through The Economist a few years back when I came across an article called, “Print Me a Stradivarius.” A Stradivarius is one of the world renowned stringed instruments made by Antonio Stradivari between the years 1680 and 1725. In 2011, one sold for over $10,000,000. There are mixed theories as to why ...

UX Inspiration

The design firm, Vitamins, was the 2012 Interaction Design Award Winner for their brilliant design of a cell phone manual. The final product is a fine example of what can happen when designers make empathy a priority in UX design. The phone is packaged beautifully within a hardback book. In a world full of bloated, tome-sized instructional manuals, this is ...