Things That Have Caught My Attention

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Month: July, 2014

Episode One Hundred and Thirty Three: Another Way; Bottom-Up; Oh, Is That The Time

0.0 Station Ident I’m stressed out: I have a number of phone calls to make and they’re all to do with the administrivia of life. Only, they’re not administrivia. They’re all fairly fundamental building blocks that require human intervention, they’ve thrown up exception flags that need to be caught, examined and dealt with. There is […]

Episode One Hundred and Thirty Two: Only 10%; This Hasn’t Benefitted Ordinary Lives As Such

0.0 Station Ident Earlier this year, on a whim, I’d applied to the Presidential Innovation Fellowship – a program run out of office of the White House. Given how much of a fan I am of the work that the right people, at the right place and the right time can do through an example […]

Episode One Hundred and Thirty One: To Serve; Odds

0.0 Station Ident Our car is being ScotchGuarded. I suppose it’s the equivalent of putting a nanofilm of carbon on top of every possible surface in the car so that when it inevitable gets baby vomit or poo on it, it’s easy to wipe off. Materials science! I am sitting in the customer service area […]

Episode One Hundred and Thirty: Seeing; Shallow; Better Taxis

0.0 Station Ident This being Portland, there’s a lot of greenery around, so I’m in the kind of environment that (to my mind at least) prompts a bit of weirdness. Out in the back yard this morning, watering, looking at the plants and they do that *flip* in my head which means they suddenly look […]

Episode One Hundred and Twenty Nine: It Was Never Technology; Names Matter

0.0 Station Ident I was asked what a Station Ident was, or where I get my section headers from. I take that to mean where do I get this particular header from, and it’s an idiosyncracy that I copied from idols Matt Jones and Warren Ellis, a sort of identifier of the kind you got […]