Things That Have Caught My Attention

Dan Hon's Newsletter

Month: June, 2014

Episode One Hundred And Thirteen: The Material (1)

0.0 Station Ident It’s been a while since I’ve written these in the back of an Uber meandering around the Bay Area. But here I am again, and outside of the hybrid Japanese-built shell that I’m temporarily inhabiting, it’s a sunny 65 degrees in this part of the cloud. Having been on the sharp end […]

Episode One Hundred and Twelve: Probationary Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.; The Blog Unbundled; A World of Connected Objects

0.0 Station Ident I’m an hour out of getting back to Portland for the weekend before I inevitably end up going back down to the Bay Area on Monday. I miss my son dearly – he’s taken to walking around and putting things in other things, just the mere concept of walking around while carrying […]

Episode One Hundred and Eleven: If You Want To Make Products; Enterprise Driven Software Development; Odds

0.0 Station Ident I’m on a bus on the way to an undisclosed for NOSTROMO BLACK. 1.0 If You Want To Make Products Then hire product people. I was thinking about yesterday’s episode[1] and the mini-rant in which I attacked Peter Levitan for suggesting that advertising agencies make hiring computer scientists and engineers a priority […]

Episode One Hundred and Ten: Stop Hitting Yourself; Fire; Beyond Thinking Computationally; Snow Crashing (8)

0.0 Station Ident NOSTROMO BLACK is calling me over to New York, so it’s a 4:30am wakeup call, breakfast at the airport and a hop, skip and a sitting in the manufactured normalcy field of seat 1A for 5 hours until arriving in the chaos that’s JFK and their taxi line. It’s also Google I/O […]

Episode One Hundred and Nine: What You Want; Messiahs; The List

0.0 Station Ident So I’m camped out in Yet Another Coffee Shop in Portland, this time venturing out to the South East and relying on tethering rather than wifi this time. So I’m getting prepped for a NOSTROMO BLACK trip out at stupid o’clock tomorrow morning out to New York and then bunkering down for […]