Things That Have Caught My Attention

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Episode One Hundred and Fifty Seven: The Mezzanine; Doing The Job; Minimum Viable Whimsy

0.0 Station Ident 4:37pm, whilst the spare car, the one we would’ve sold by now but for the idiot accident that happened to us, is being cleaned. The strange situation where the car wash offers free wi-fi, but a hotel that costs a couple hundred dollars a night doesn’t. Because hey, customer service. Anyway. On […]

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

0.0 Station Ident It’s hot again here in Portland (beingĀ aboutĀ 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 […]

Episode One Hundred and Ten: Stop Hitting Yourself; Fire; Beyond Thinking Computationally; Snow Crashing (8)

0.0 Station Ident NOSTROMO BLACK is calling me over to New York, so it’s a 4:30am wakeup call, breakfast at the airport and a hop, skip and a sitting in the manufactured normalcy field of seat 1A for 5 hours until arriving in the chaos that’s JFK and their taxi line. It’s also Google I/O […]

Episode One Hundred and Three: Recurring; Better, But Not Best

0.0 Station Ident It rained today in Portland. Really, really hard. I’m the kind of person (don’t judge) who dresses for the previous day’s weather, which must reveal some sort of bizarre insight into my foresight and planning capability. At least, it only reveals it in the sense of how I choose what to wear. […]

Episode Ninety Two: Continued Disruption; Snow Crashing (7); Edge of Tomorrow

0.0 Station Ident I spent a pretty good morning with the internet’s Evan Cordes working on a secret project that I think I used to have a code-name for, but have probably forgotten. Which means it’s really secure. The afternoon was taken up with playing with my son in the water and finding out that […]