Networking Products with Embedded Linux

A client called that I hadn’t heard from for several years.  They had a new flagship product line that had some major problems.  Customers were furious, all the original programmers had left, and something needed to be done fast.  So they asked if I could come out for six months or so to straighten things out…

Smart Appliances

In 1999, Sunbeam (Sunbeam, Oster, First Alert, Mr. Coffee, etc.) wanted to create a line of smart appliances that would talk to each other and the Internet.  Sundberg Ferar, their industrial design firm, suggested that Sunbeam give me a call.