Things That Have Caught My Attention

Dan Hon's Weekday Newsletter

Month: August, 2014

Episode One Hundred and Fifty Two: Car!; The Robots Work For Tim Ferris; Diversity; 2014 (6)

0.0 Station Ident I started writing this yesterday morning, straight after I’d sent that day’s delayed episode. It’s 3:30pm on Thursday and I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed with the sheer amount of admin that feels like the programmer equivalent of yak-shaving: dealing with the corporate travel agent for the next two conferences I’m speaking at, […]

Episode One Hundred and Fifty One: Not That Way; Against Empathy; Just Don’t

0.0 Station Ident PDX Airport, 6:30am, another day trip down to San Francisco, this one for another Undisclosed Reason that I might or might not be able to talk about later. I didn’t manage to get this episode out last night, so I’m hoping to be able to write a quick one this morning, and […]

Episode One Hundred And Fifty: Here In My Car

0.0 Station Ident I’m writing this poolside, somewhere in (very) northern California. We’re on a family vacation, and I have to admit that part of me was seriously considering not writing an episode today, or at the very least just sending one that contained the words “Dan Hon is on vacation,” or sending one that […]

Episode One Hundred and Forty Nine: Yes, And…

0.0 Station Ident A tea-house in Portland’s Pearl district having taken a break and devoured Warren Ellis’ Trees #4. The existential angst of unignorable alien entities — life — setting up on your planet, instantly answering the question as to whether or not we’re alone but then at the same time, posing about a billion […]

Episode One Hundred and Forty Eight: Better Days

0.0 Station Ident 10:15pm on a weeknight, and I normally try to write these things in the morning. A fractured day, work-wise, not so fractured if you look at it from the point of view of my son, who got to do a whole bunch of super fun things today, but despite that remained adorably […]