Author Archives: Appatomy

I Have No Good Ideas

How do you know an idea is good unless you share it?  Working in digital marketing, advertising and product development you see many an idea floated or sometimes even crammed down someone’s throat. Sometimes the ideas are good, other times they are terrible. Sometimes it is a bad idea that is feasible so you do […]

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Raising a Terminator

As I gazed on Jack, my four year old, at our neighborhood park I could see his intense little blue eyes darting back and forth scanning the landscape. He seemed to be in a bit of a trance.  “Jack” I said. “Jack sweety, what are you thinking about?”  “I am not thinking, I am zooming […]

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Hold the Bacon and Add a Side of Pickled Data

Pickles

This morning I read an interesting article on NPR. The gist of the article explained how a restaurant was catching on to the value of tracking customer complaints globally so that they could start to analyze the data to determine if they are isolated incidents or if these are true trends amongst their patrons requiring […]

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I Have Been Moved

Moves App

This weekend I decided to try out the Moves App, mainly because I asked for either the Nike Fuel Band or the Jawbone Up for Christmas and I got neither…zilch. I think by now my husband knows my pattern of buying a workout gadget that is going to change my life only to have it […]

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In Good Company on the Mountainside

Mt. Hood

Yesterday was a reunion tour of sorts for me. I had coffee and lunch with old co-workers from two jobs ago, and then drinks and dinner out with some other friends from that same job.  They were some of the people that I have worked alongside and known the longest in PDX. For the most […]

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Tool-tips for Toolmakers

I have spent years talking to and training people about how to use tools, listening to pain points, and working with amazing UX, design and software engineers, to try to fix those tools or build new ones. The biggest thing that I have learned is that no matter how many great features a tool has, […]

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Withdrawals

World Map dots pink

Now that I find myself without a permanent home, I have found all kinds of daily work related habits that just won’t quit.  Like my need for my morning scone, there just not as good on the east side or downtown as they are in the Pearl, good coffee…it’s a long drive to Stumptown from […]

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My Type

I picked this little dusty old typewriter at Portland Flea for $40. It is not my only typewriter. When I was a little girl my dad had an old Royal typewriter. The kind where the keys stuck together if you typed too fast and the ribbon was so old and clung so loosely to the spool, […]

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Wooden Legos

wooden legos

If someone happens to be going to Japan, can you pick me up a set of these wooden legos? They are awesome. I love all the textures and colors of the wood. Image building something out of them and displaying it on a shelf.

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Half Full of PDX

In the wake of this week, it is hard not to focus on the negative. The company I worked for went bankrupt suddenly on Monday and laid off everyone, my two year old is sick with Asthma and I woke up this morning with a head so plugged it felt like someone had crawled up […]

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