Things That Have Caught My Attention

Dan Hon's Weekday Newsletter

Tag: Algorithms

Episode One Hundred and Thirty Nine: A Human Future; Something New; Unintentional Freemium

0.0 Station Ident Heading back to Portland. A morning full of meetings, a 3 hour flight with no seatback video, broken wifi and no charger so I can’t play Civilization V, instead finally getting around to watching the Veronica Mars movie (which, if I’m being perfectly honest, I had on in the background and glanced […]

Episode One Hundred and Fifteen: Manifest Destiny; A Little Bit Desensitized; The Material (2)

0.0 Station Ident It’s hot in Portland and we don’t have a/c. So I’m melting. 1.0 Manifest Destiny There are some people who, in reaction to the Facebook emotion contagion study, have asked “how could Facebook misread the situation so badly?” At some point, you wonder: was this a misreading, or was this just in […]

Episode One Hundred and Fourteen: Calm Down. Breathe; Making Visible; Wearables

0.0 Station Ident 71 degrees American, slightly breezy and a slow, quiet and thoughtful day after a packed yesterday and conversationally stimulating morning. As well as the most recent episode of Tom Coates Explains Comics To You So You Don’t Have To Read Them All But Now You’re Going To Anyway. 1.0 Calm Down. Breathe. […]

Episode Ninety Seven: That Most Killer Of Deals; Need To Know

0.0 Station Ident I got a bunch of notes back about what I wrote the other day about my depression. I don’t really mind writing about it, and I think it’s a tragedy that more people don’t understand how someone can look fine on the outside but really not be on the inside. And in […]

Episode Eighty One: Board-Level Algorithms; You Speak GIF, Right?; Intent; Odds

0.0 Station Ident I’m back in Portland, where for some bizarre reason it’s hotter than Dearborn, Missouri. I’ve left my wife, son and mother behind with my father-in-law. Now I have a week or so of bachelorhood before wife and son come back. And there’s only one episode left of Agents of SHIELD left to […]