Things That Have Caught My Attention

Dan Hon's Weekday Newsletter

Tag: Internet of Things

Episode One Hundred and Thirty: Seeing; Shallow; Better Taxis

0.0 Station Ident This being Portland, there’s a lot of greenery around, so I’m in the kind of environment that (to my mind at least) prompts a bit of weirdness. Out in the back yard this morning, watering, looking at the plants and they do that *flip* in my head which means they suddenly look […]

Episode One Hundred and Seventeen: The Material (4); More Ways Of Seeing

0.0 Station Ident Happy 4th of July, America! I hope you’re spending it by watching something like Independence Day. We went out on a family day trip out to Bonneville Dam today – an FDR depression-era project that ended up damming pretty much everything it could dam out of the Columbia river system, established a […]

Episode One Hundred and Eleven: If You Want To Make Products; Enterprise Driven Software Development; Odds

0.0 Station Ident I’m on a bus on the way to an undisclosed for NOSTROMO BLACK. 1.0 If You Want To Make Products Then hire product people. I was thinking about yesterday’s episode[1] and the mini-rant in which I attacked Peter Levitan for suggesting that advertising agencies make hiring computer scientists and engineers a priority […]

Episode Ninety Six: And Then It Came Back; Meek, Meeker, Meekest

0.0 Station Ident A difficult day, as you’ll see below. And the baby monitor app isn’t working, so I’m upstairs, typing quietly and quickly whilst watching my son sleep. But, tomorrow’s Friday, and my one meeting is about a fun project. 1.0 And Then It Came Back I don’t know how or why, but today […]

Episode Eighty Nine: Yet More Smarts; The Continued Tyranny; A Different Kind Of Overload

0.0 Station Ident I’ve been back in Portland for about 24 hours and the panic has only just set in a little bit. First is that there are a whole bunch of threads that I need to pull on and constantly manage in terms of what I’m going to do next, and all I know […]