As we round the bend into Fall (which officially starts September 22), we are reminded of the changing season by things that are familiar to us: getting kids back to school, a welcome cooling of the air, the changing of the…
September 18th, 2020
The morning sun from my home in Los Angeles is blood red as it shines through the smoke. Alongside everything else that has happened in this year of 2020 — COVID19, political unrest — large areas of the Western United States…
September 16th, 2020
We’re all familiar with the basic corporate American experience. You clock into work, perform your required tasks, and leave at the end of the day. Maybe you talk to a few coworkers throughout the day, but it’s certainly not…
September 15th, 2020
The short answer the the question: how often should I update my website? is every 3 to 5 years. The much longer answer starts with: it depends.
September 3rd, 2020
An Executive Interview with Chris Manriquez, Vice President for Information Technology/CIO at California State University, Dominguez Hills
I’ve been chatting (virtually) with some of the execs I admire—from across a range…
September 1st, 2020
Babu Frik, an Anzellan droidsmith with a talent for bypassing droid security systems, erased C3PO's memory. He felt very sad about it. He decided to use AWS Media Services and Rekognition to reprogram C3PO with...
August 28th, 2020
Executive Interview with Olga Kornienko, COO and co-founder of EZDRM, a cloud DRM-as-a-Service company. EZDRM’s innovative services provide a full spectrum of video security offerings in a cloud API-driven solution. Since…
August 25th, 2020
10 years ago, a younger me interviewed a brilliant young man named Tony for a position as a programmer at Metal Toad.
August 20th, 2020
Drones are awesome, and a lot of fun. But what happens if your drone gets lost along with all its footage? Or, what if you want other people around the world to be able to tune in to what the drone sees — in real time — as …
August 18th, 2020
On March 1, 2020, I handed in the keys to the Metal Toad office in Portland, Oregon — our corporate headquarters for the past five years — back to the building manager.
August 14th, 2020
In this interview, I chat with Erik Åhlin, CEO and co-founder of Vidispine about media supply chains, how M&E companies can leverage the power of the cloud, and what he sees for the future of the industry.
August 1st, 2020
I recently had a conversation with someone who was looking for some advice on selecting a technical advisor for their team, and she had some great questions.
June 26th, 2020