What I do at Interknowlogy

I get asked this question a lot:

“So, what exactly do you do at your job?

The most common answer is usually me fumbling through what a surface is, multi-touch, and ending with something about consulting, cool projects, and NDA agreements. They say a picture is worth a thousand words.┬áSo, since a video is between 30-60 frames per second, that’s gotta be about a book right there, so I figured I’d give you a taste of what I do at my main full time job.


A bit of background on the demo; You may remember this post about building a really simple P2P network, and is the foundation of what we were eventually building out here. The framework itself is built out into three distinct layers, each independent of each other and interchangeable. For instance, the demo here is showing a P2P network layer, which is very nice for small demos because there is very little configuration required. However, because this layer is independent of the others it would be trivial to write an enterprise level sever based implementation that could be used to conduct sessions anywhere in the world.

The second layer is the framework that we’ve built up to handle the logic of managing a remote session, adding / removing remotable objects, synchronization, passing through commands, and routing commands from the network up to the individual remotable objects. The final layer is the remoting piece individual controls. It’s a layer of logic that is attached onto existing controls. The cool factor of the way this is built is it allows for a huge degree of flexibility at a control level if you need it, but also the power of being able to drop in a few lines of code and have objects magically start controlling and presenting.

Hope you enjoyed it, and let me know what you think!

– Paul Rohde

Bit-o Graphics work

I got hired a few days ago to do some graphic design work for an upcoming concert / rave here in downtown Salt Lake City, for those of you who have heard of Darude, he is DJ’ing live here on October 18th. Furthermore, it’s also going to be the official movie release party for Saw V, for those who like that genre of movie.

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Paul Rohde

Easter and beyond.

So, it was Easter, and that was cool, lots of good food, friends, etc… and this week has been pretty crazy, lots of stuff going on school wise, and you probably don’t want to hear it.

So, I just found out, er, 5 minutes ago as of now, that I’m not going to be able to work over the summer at WSU because I’m no longer going to be a student here come fall. So that means I have until the first week in may or so until I’m out of a job, I’m not getting fired or laid of per say, but I was technically hired as a student worker, which expires at the end of the semester, thus putting me out of a job. Sad isn’t it?

So, if anyone, knows of someone who wants a website built, or photos taken, or something, I’d be most appreciative of the work.

So, in the meantime, here’s a few random photos from the weekend and beyond, enjoy:


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