Things That Have Caught My Attention

Dan Hon's Weekday Newsletter

Month: September, 2014

Episode One Hundred and Seventy One: Empathy, Continued 

0.0 Sitrep 2:15pm, at least 10,000 feet in the air, and flying blind if by “blind” I can mean “without internet connectivity”. It’s not like I need internet connectivity to do stuff, apart from *all the stuff I have to do that needs internet connectivity*. 1.0 Empathy, Continued “You’re hyperventilating. Look into my eyes. Breathe […]

Episode One Hundred and Seventy: Small Pieces, Loosely Joined; The New Slang 

0.0 Sitrep 4:17pm in the green room at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, watching the feed of the main stage in a place where I can listen and but also talk, catch up and slowly have my brain process the stuff that it’s been absorbing over the past forty-eight-odd hours. 1.0 Small Pieces, […]

Episode One Hundred and Sixty Nine: Thinking In Public; Writing In Public 

0.0 Sitrep 10:03am just after the beginning of Frances Berriman’s talk about the Government Digital Service Design Principles at the Code for America Summit, thinking about what makes sense to be used in a different country, but trying to achieve the same end-user aims. 1.0 Thinking in Public A bunch of people outside the screen […]

Episode One Hundred and Sixty Eight: Continued Careening 

0.0 Sitrep Sat next to Frances Berriman at the Code for America Summit (“Wow, I’m seeing the magic happen!”) on opening day, and already feeling pretty good about the next section. An early morning: a 4:30am wakeup for a 7:25am flight (you can tell I’m paranoid about arriving in time at the airport) that ended […]

Episode One Hundred and Sixty Seven: How Are You?; Built It And They Will…; In The Gaps 

0.0 Sitrep 10:12am on a Monday after what was frankly one of the weirdest things yesterday at the Oregon Renaissance Festival, that distinctly American tradition of dressing up and pretending that you haven’t died of the lurgy yet. But anyway: right now, a cool, cloudy morning, sat in Ristretto Roasters nursing an irresponsibly large mocha. […]