Random Friday: What We Graze

Experiment with time-lapse, showing two horses visible outside my office window: (download) The second horse has a fly-mask, to keep buzzing insects away from face, but the equine can see just fine. The horses are kept in separate areas for now, since one beast has a tendency to take nibbles out of the other, and … Read more


Happy tenth birthday to Windows 98 (codename Memphis), released June 25, 1998. Even now we still hear from Win98 users, running current or previous versions of our products. (We don’t officially support this OS anymore, but if it still works for you, then great!)

More Adventures in Product Development

The new-ness of a project is a few months past, and you are slogging through the minute details of a graphical user interface, while tracking down an obscure bug that causes random crashes every few hours, on top of struggling with a recalcitrant operating system API. Suddenly you are struck with an AHA! moment and … Read more

Ambient Sounds for Masking Other Sounds

This device in a Japanese toilet makes the sound of running water, to mask other, ummmm…, indelicate noises. Saves water, since patrons don’t feel compelled to flush a toilet multiple times to block sounds. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ond_IaNA4wk] video link [kudos boingboing] Previously: When Ambient Sounds Go Bad, Celebration of Nature Sounds

What We Bake 4

Even Lower Carb Bread 1 cup warm water1/8 stick of butter2 egg whites (left over from here) or 1 egg 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour1/2 cup wheat gluten1/2 cup wheat bran1/2 cup oat bran2 TBS flax meal1 TBS spoonable Stevia1 1/2 tsp yeast1/2 tsp salt1/2 tsp molasses Add liquid ingredients to bread maker, then … Read more

Adventures in Product Development

With eight current software titles, thirteen years in business, plus several additional programs OEMed by other companies at one time or other, we thought it might be fun to talk about failed products. At Sagebrush, every project kick-off starts with a new notebook. The bookcase behind me has a shelf of notebooks with zero net … Read more