Things That Have Caught My Attention

Dan Hon's Newsletter

Month: August, 2014

Episode One Hundred and Forty Seven: I’m a Barista; More “Valley”; More Uber; They Create Jobs, Don’t They?; Dumb Telcos

0.0 Station Ident This is one of those mornings where I’m ever-so-slightly angry and rage-y, where I’m kind of hammering words out by bashing my keyboard at a good eighty words a minute and there’s some sort of righteous indignation flowing through my fingertips as if I’m a blogger (ha!) anyone would care to listen […]

Episode One Hundred And Forty Six: Not All…; Now Wear This; Uber

0.0 Station Ident Back in Portland, hiding in my corner in the basement writing this, the first time that I haven’t been looking at what’s been happening in Ferguson. Lots of meetings and phone calls, readjusting to being back in the family home, and nosing around websites having a think about strategy and communication using […]

Episode One Hundred and Forty Five: Up To Code; Science Fictional Network Security; Notes on Infrastructure; Response; 2014 (5)

0.0 Station Ident 30,000 feet again, this time on the way back to Portland from the family farm. It’s inexplicably hotter in Portland than it is in Farmland, Missouri. My son is amusing himself by running around and around in circles and saying “woah!” a lot, and I’m re-reading Constellation Games and wondering when, exactly, […]

Episode One Hundred and Forty Four: What Are The Civilian Applications?; The Way The World Works; Seeing Like A SpamSieve

0.0 Station Ident Apparently, business as usual in Ferguson literally means business as usual in all its depressing aspects. I’m holed up in Branson, MO because have you looked outside oh my god it’s so hot. 1.0 What Are The Civilian Applications? I didn’t expect to end up with Ronald Reagan as an example of […]

Episode One Hundred and Forty Three: Email; Snow Crashing (10); 2014 (4)

0.0 Station Ident I’m in Branson, Missouri, on an extended family road-trip, visiting in-laws and newborn cousins.¬†Family is milling around me, grilling chicken and corn, and a ten year old is showing me Lego Marvel Super Heroes.¬† Branson is in Southern Missouri, about a four-hour drive from Ferguson, Missouri, which you might have heard of. […]