Six Months with a Nissan Leaf

With experience on a landfill gas-to-energy project and several published papers about hydrogen fuel cells, I could claim that Dr. Ames was primarily responsible for our purchase of a 2013 Nissan LEAF back in May. To be honest though, the amazing lease deal was a bigger factor in our decision than her love for all things alternative energy.

Iteration and the Feature/Refinement Balance

This is a repost of my article in Issue 19 of the MailChimp UX Newsletter. Our team publishes a new issue every couple weeks so if you enjoy this, please subscribe! “It’s a bug, and they need to fix it!” my wife exclaimed last week after a rebate check for… 

Embedding Video in Google Wave

I’m going to start this little note off by saying that I am a Wave n00b. I got an invite late last week (sorry, no invites to give away yet) but I still don’t really have it figured out which is why I’m looking forward to tomorrow’s Refresh Columbia meetup…. 

Roboshop Gift Cards

Q: What do you get from a retailer who makes tens of millions of dollars each year in unredeemed gift cards? A: Some really cool gift cards! Ames saw a Fatwallet thread yesterday titled “Moving LED message banner on Gift Card = FREE from BB“. At the very minimum, this… 

Fun with Vonage

A while ago, I wrote a post considering the idea of switching to VoIP phone service. At the time I wasn’t too keen on Vonage since they were one of the more expensive options, but when my wife and I moved and decision time arrived, we went with them. We…