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Tag: 2014

Episode One Hundred and Sixty: After All; 2014 (7)

0.0 Sitrep My wife and I have two pieces of slang that we use around the house: the first, over text message, is invariably SITREP when one of us is looking after our son. How’s everything going? Has he pooped? Is he awake? Has he gone to sleep? What has he broken? Was it his […]

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 Forty Two: Sketchy; Don’t Call It Sharing; Walking Sensors, Contd.; 2014 (3)

0.0 Station Ident The farm out in Missouri. Eighty-odd degrees outside, gorgeous in the shade with a light breeze, steaks on the grill including That Amazing Secret About Cooking Frozen Steaks that just went around the net. Me holed up with man-flu until 2pm in the afternoon, hacking, coughing and spluttering after having gotten into Kansas […]

Episode One Hundred and Forty One: Essentially Walking Sensors; Recorded For Your Safety; More 2014

0.0 Station Ident Writing this sat at PDX airport again for a family trip this time, not work – spending some time down on the father-in-law’s family farm in Missouri, reuniting with my wife and son who’ve been out there for a week already. … and now I’m in Boise, Idaho, after what sounds like […]

Episode One Hundred and Forty: Relentless; Tech And Media, Not Or; 2014

0.0 Station Ident It’s hot again here in Portland (being about 96 degrees fahrenheit and about 35.5 degrees c at nearly 7pm in the evening. This, to be clear, is wholly unreasonable). I started off the day with mild panic thanks to the usual freakout I have before a talk: this one at Cascadia Ruby, where I […]