When talking about caretaking technology, inevitably the question arises–“what if my Internet goes down?” If life and death are determined by an Internet connection, that’s a bit of a weak link in the plan. Thankfully, on the Alexa front, Amazon has taken baby steps to solve this problem. How Does Alexa Work? According to Digital...
It’s going to take him several weeks/months to start saying that he’s “19 years old.” He’ll continue to say “18 years old” for a while. In Georgia, he has three more years
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Today Comcast announced a new eye-control system that allows people with physical disabilities to control their TV with their eyes. In its purist form, this is a great fucking idea for people who are unable to enjoy the most basic entertainment our world offers. Get Our Alexa Command Guides But have we learned nothing from...
I started this blog back in April and my original intent was to blog daily for at least 30 days to prove to myself that I could. And I did (except for a couple of cheat days). Get Our Alexa Command Guides After getting my feet wet, rethinking how it went and a weekend redesign,...
Here is everything you want to know, and everything I want to tell you. Get Our Alexa Command Guides Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share...
As the only two adults in the world who provide care for Calvin, his step-mother Kristy and I must be in constant hall monitor mode. With Calvin, you don’t always know what behavior is new, what behavior is a one-off or what behavior is just beginning. We don’t have the luxury of asking Calvin to...
I really want care automation to be successful, especially for non-technical caretakers. So I’m going to be making my work transparent so that it’s clear how much work, effort, complexity and time investment this project involves. Get Our Alexa Command Guides The dashboard will include: Completed items for the dayUpcoming itemsTime spent on each itemTime...
Who am I?
I am the parent of a special needs son Calvin, who born in July 2000. The purpose of this blog is to provide technology solutions to improve the quality of life for people with special needs and their caretakers.
For computer people:
I’m a cloud architect, DevOps enthusiast, Raspberry Pi fanatic and a developer for over 20 years, with expert skills in Python/Node/C#