Things That Have Caught My Attention

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Tag: GDS

Episode One Hundred and Ninety: Translation; Drift; The Thing About Things

0.0 Sitrep 8:03pm on my flight back to Portland after having spent the week at work in San Francisco. It may well be that my newsletters essentially become things that I do on planes at this point. BUT! Still thoughts in the back of my head about *that* New York Times Farhad Manjoo piece about the […]

Episode One Hundred and Eighty Nine: Ops, Not Apps; The Internet (Of Things); Reviewing Reviewing A Year In Review 

0.0 Station Ident 7:32pm West Coast time, on a flight down to San Francisco for the week. I’ve been – uncomfortably, I think – on hiatus from the newsletter writing, and I’ve been thinking a bit about why. I’d made the decision to not write in the evenings – to leave that for family time […]

Episode One Hundred and Eighty Seven: Snow Crashing (10); How The Web Works Now

0.0 Sitrep 4:18pm, Central Standard Time on 29 November on the way to London Heathrow, from Kansas City via Mineapolis St-Paul, leading a Code for America expedition to the UK’s Government Digital Service. I’ll be meeting up in London with five of my colleagues trying not so much to find out what makes GDS tick […]

Episode One Hundred and Eighty Six: Videogame Tourism; Principles for 21st Century Government 

0.0 Sitrep   8:42am at a Starbucks in suburbia, getting the suburbia Giant Car fixed because the magic eye that lets us see out the back of the car gets fogged up and moisture clogged resulting in a fog-of-war type rendering effect whenever we look through the magic mirror that lets us see out the […]

Episode One Hundred and Seventy Three: Names; The Condition 

0.0 Sitrep 8:29pm on a Monday night, and it’s inexplicably 77 degrees fahrenheit, 24 degrees celsius nearly two hours since the sun went down. I’m writing this on the new work laptop, newly named Insurrection – yes, I name my computers – which I had wanted to call Narcissus (it’s an 11in Macbook Air, the […]