Droidcon Bangkok - Day Two

Here is my roundup of the second day of DroidconBKK - a little late but I was a bit overwhelmed with information and it took a while to process it all. The second day focused more on practical applications of the various technologies, case studies from a number of local…

Droidcon Bangkok - Day One

I just got back from the first day of Droidcon Bangkok, I was going to wait until the end of the conference to write anything about it but there was enough interesting stuff on day one to justify a complete post, so here it is. Google is moving from Mobile…

Slack as a User Interface

My previous experiences with Slack have been spotty at best - I have tried using it as a forum for this site, the company I worked for previously tried using it as team communication tool but apart from organising lunch destinations it didn't gain much traction. If you haven't heard…

Navigating a New City? No Problem!

It can be difficult to navigate around a new city, especially when the local language is not your own. Since we landed in Bangkok a week ago I've found a few tricks you can use with Google services to make this process a lot easier. We prefer using the local…

Another Relocation

It's been in the works for a few months but the Lab has now begun the process of relocating again. The last time I moved was in 2014 and that was pretty simple - from one side of the city to the other. This time it's a more major change,…

Revisiting the TGL-6502

My TGL-6502 project still gets a few hits - I haven’t had a chance to do any work on it for a long time but I recently read over some older design notes I made about a possible redesign. It seemed worthwhile to post them here and possibly get…

Getting Stuff Done is Hard

I came across an interesting article in my feed this morning that resonated quite strongly, and not in a good way - If you don’t finish your work then you’re just busy, not productive. Turns out I've been incredibly busy. I've recently taken a new position that involves…

From Slack to Spaces

This post is part announcement and part analysis; the announcement first - The Garage Lab now has its own Google Space. The goal is to have a place to share works in progress, interesting projects from around the internet and a way to float ideas or pose questions. Most of…