The Problem As I write this at 5:49 a.m., I just made a decision to get Calvin out of bed. This means that remotely unlocked his bedroom door and told him to get up. While this appears to be an innocuous routine, every morning it’s a damn dance. When do we wake him up? Is...
A brief timeline of the past 11 hours
I’m violently opposed to any kind of cameras in the bathroom, unless we’re talking a serious safety issue. But we’ve got to know if and be alerted if Calvin is causing trouble. Our goal is for him to use his own bathroom appropriately without fear that he’s going to flood the house. Get Our Alexa...
Good technology is tedious to build, especially when we’re trying to replicate behavior in the real world. Many of us old-timers may remember the behind-the-scenes videos of The Lion King, where Disney brought in real-life animals for the artists to study. It’s painful and slow, but that’s how you study the nuances of real-life–same with...
This is a painfully difficult problem to solve, but I’m confident that we’re zeroing in on a solution.
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#