My First Patent? (Maybe)

Heathkit TC-3, a tube checker with the “DNA” of elegant design, something I aspire to One of things Heathkit had was a pretty decent packaging and “user interface”. When I think about most of their gear – it had just what you needed and laid out in a simple and effective way. I’m going to meet with Patent Lawyers this Thursday – after several…

GDPR and CCPA – 3 Weeks to Our Production Launch!

oeil de verre – by R. Holoch (KY6R) My small team is in the last three weeks of development of a product called The Data Discoverer at LendUp in Oakland – and this product helps companies automate compliance with the new Data Protection and Privacy laws – such as GDPR, CCPA, and basically, any other regulation. This is by far the best product I…

GDPR, CCPA and Cracking the React Nut

Like React, the Nut Cracking Anvil is hard to understand at first I’m now deep into building a system that handles Data Compliance regulation tracking and more specifically, lets you inventory all of your data assets and then map Data Compliance Regulations to your data at the column (database table) or field (file) level. It helps everyone in your organization understand your data, where…

Summertime, and the Livin’ is Data Catalog

A year ago I was at Credit Karma and was deep into development of their Data Explorer. I had executive sponsorship and all was well. The product launched live last August, so it was a huge success. There was a launch party, I was filmed in an interview and was also asked to write the companies November Engineering Blog. Cool beans. A year later,…