When the developers at Lopez Food needed more compute power to compile software in their agile development environment, the infrastructure team chose to use the computing power available in their Intel NUC plant floor workstations rather than purchase compute cycles in Microsoft Azure or Amazon Web services. Lopez Foods is a prepared meat processor based […]
As the world becomes even more connected, the functions of back-end IT systems becomes even more critical to a company’s success. My recent experience with a new “smart oven” from Whirlpool is a testament to how poorly integrated IT systems can ruin the reputation of a nice product.
I hosted an adventure rider motorcycle maintenance evening at my shop recently in Edmond. Riders from the area came to talk about maintenance, hear from Bill Dragoo about tools to carry while on the trail, and ask questions about maintenance on their own bikes.
For our summer vacation pandemic-style, Kay and I took another trip to Colorado to explore the back roads, visit friends, and ride our street-legal dirt bikes. We were a bit worried about making sure we had a place to stay and places to eat, but Colorado was pretty well open for the summer tourism season. […]
I recently sold my 2018 Giant TCX cyclocross/gravel bike and replaced it with a 2021 Trek Checkpoint ALR-5. The Giant was a light-weight carbon fiber bike with great tire clearance, disc brakes, an excellent SRAM drive train, and reliable tubeless tires. However, it had one major problem. The frame was too big for me. So […]