Geek Archive

Blockchains in Real Estate – Part 2

This is the second paper of a two-part series on blockchains. Unlike the first paper which focused on technical aspects, this paper looks at applications used in the real industry and how they might use blockchains. Many other industries...
October 20, 2016

Blockchains in Real Estate – Part 1

The real estate industry can benefit from blockchains...
October 17, 2016

Conquering Cable Chaos

If you’re like the members of CRT, you have lots of tech in your house. And if you’re like us, you’re hoping to get more over the holidays. Here’s a quick project that will help you manage and hide...
December 16, 2015

VOLTTRON: At the Heart of a Better Quality of Life

Today and yesterday, Mark Lesswing and I were lucky enough to attend a software conference specifically focused on a product that aims to save homeowners money and make homes energy effective. This software is called VOLTTRON and in it’s...
July 24, 2015

Makers Among Us: Dave Conroy’s Raspberry Pi MakeZine Project

Here at CRT, we celebrate the maker spirit. Mark Lesswing, our CTO and founder of CRT, is a perpetual tinkerer and hacker extraordinaire. He’s built some really cool projects, including a Node server on a Raspberry Pi and a...
September 12, 2014

On a Mac? Get to Know Automator to Help with Repetitive Tasks

Automator is one of my favorite secret weapons on the Mac. It is a program that lets you create workflows, services and mini apps for your Mac that help you with repetitive tasks. Entrepreneur Magazine online recently published a...
September 3, 2014

Wind Energy Has Gone to the BATs

Altaeros Energies is a relatively new company born out of MIT Labs. They’ve developed a wind turbine that is tethered to the ground, can go higher than the current large fan-like wind turbines you see all around us and...
August 29, 2014

Android ‘L’ Developer Preview

Last week at their I/O conference Google showcased the next major Android version.  In the ‘L’ Android release Google has completely redesigned the interface and how some base functionality will operate.  The new software version will be officially released...
June 30, 2014

The Julia Language is Here to Stay

There’s a new force in the statistical and technical language space and she’s one to be reckoned with.  Julia can be compared to other languages such as the R statistical language; however, Julia is predicted to surpass R due...
February 6, 2014

OpenStack and the WWC (World Wide Cloud)

One of my technological passions is cloud-based computer architecture and its open source implementations.  Hands down, my favorite open source solution is OpenStack. Initially created through the collaborative efforts of NASA and Rackspace, it now relies on the contribution...
January 14, 2014