Tag Archives: obscure tech

Pick Programming Deja Vu

Pick/MultiValue systems are still abundantly active! Typically running as legacy applications, Pick/MultiValue systems are often running mission-critical business processes. This post is a reference for Pick and MultiValue systems.

Smartwatch? Yes, Please!

This year I ended up with several BestBuy gift cards that accumulated into real value — enough that I could buy something fun. I decided on a smartwatch. After researching the watches available at BestBuy, I narrowed it down to these two (based strictly on looks and Android-compatibility): Huawei Moto 360 Next, I researched general pros/cons online… Read More »

Create Custom Labels and Print From Any Mobile Device

So, you want to print custom labels from an iPad (or Android tablet, phone, whatever)? We recently finished this exact project. Here’s how we did it… First, a little background: our custom labels are price labels we print for our customers. The labels must contain the following: The retail price (not the price we charge… Read More »

DIY Integration with Handshake

Today’s tech story is about do-it-yourself integration between a legacy system and a cloud application.There is no budget for this project. We are trying to migrate our sales reps away from their 7-year-old PDA infrastructure to something that works with their existing iPads. We found handshake-app.com and it appealed to us for several reasons…

How to Read a Binary Clock

I have a binary clock in my office. It was a Christmas gift from Dad (I come from a long line of geeks!). It’s a nice conversation starter. I’ve found that people either immediately love it or hate it. This post aims to explain the basics of binary, with the intent to teach you how to read a binary clock. If it works and you ever visit my office, please show off your knowledge by reading the clock!

Manhattan WMS PIX Logic

Manhattan Associates Warehouse Management System (WMS) is listed as a “leader” in Gartner’s recent Magic Quadrant for warehouse management systems. I have brief (but INTENSE) experience with Manhattan WMS. One of the reasons it’s such a good WMS is that it keeps track of inventory throughout the warehouse. When a product is received, it’s “on… Read More »