Welcome to my site, I'm Carl Parrish, the founder and CEO of PCL Design and Consulting, a Software Consulting firm in Tempe Arizona. And a open source evangelist. If you want to know more about me vist my google profile page

2015 Reading Challenge

I'm not a big believer in New Year's resolutions, as I see personal improvement as a year round type of thing. I was however pretty dishearten to find out that I only completed 11 books in 2014. So in an effort to do better I have set a personal challenge of completing 48 books in 2015. This may not be as daunting a task as it may at first appear since according to Goodreads.com not only have I already started 53 books, but I'm more than 75% complete with 12 of them.

Making an Impact

It seems to be far *far* easier to destroy a thing rather than to try to create. Perhaps that's why when we hear of something we don't feel should be in the world we rush to grab our pitch forks and torches. Problem is it never seems to work. Creating a war on drugs does not stop drug use. It creates an arms race, a distraction that the human race doesn't really have the time for. If you really want to fight drugs create activities or some other substitution of drugs, or better yet try dealing with the reasons people take drugs in the first place.

How technology just changed the way you will buy toliet paper

I've been considering the ramifications of the AmazonFresh announcement and started thinking about the inevitable APIs that they are going to connect to this service.

Raspberry PI

I haven't decided what exactly I'm going to do with it yet, but I just ordered a Raspberry PI I figured I would detail my process of whatever this project ends up being here on my blog. If you're interested in learning more about Raspberry PI here is a good interview.

Taking action to save the World

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Google Nexus 7 - A first view

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