Things That Have Caught My Attention

Dan Hon's Weekday Newsletter

Tag: Netflix

Episode One Hundred and Twenty Two: A Real Hunger; Will The Real Blue Ant; A Category Error

0.0 Station Ident I’m in the basement, a particularly American pursuit (they’re like sheds here, I guess – or the garage), from which I’ve hollowed out a small space with enough power, USB and close enough to the wifi router that I can hole up and write, think and generally sit before I get on […]

Episode One Hundred and Twenty One: Dark Value; The Latest Attempt; Five Eyes

0.0 Station Ident 3B to Salt Lake City, a tiny bitstream hanging off BLE to LTE connecting this laptop to the ‘net while I scribble in yet another TEXTAREA. Watching: Captain America: The Winter Soldier for the nth time, thinking about that Marvel Cinematic Universe freemium mobile MMO that’s sitting around in my head – […]

Episode 40: IP and the Federation; A Thousand Digital Hubs In Your Pocket; Your Server Recommends

1.0 IP and the Federation Look, if Paul Krugman can write a genuine paper about the economic implications of interstellar and relativistic trade[1], then I can use Gene Roddenberry’s toy universe as a sort of gedankenexperiment about intellectual property in a post-scarcity society. Which is not always the kind of opening paragraph you expect to […]

Episode Thirteen: The Auto Show, Learning to Code and Niggling Thoughts

1. The Auto Show, Continued So if Twitter replies were any indication, the geek date that Matt Haughey and I took to the Portland International Auto Show where we were seduced by the BMW i3[1] caught the attention of a few people who wanted to know why, exactly, we liked it so much. So here’s […]

Episode Two: The Desire To Fix Things

I’m writing this on the way to New York, where from what I can make out, it’s officially the coldest place on Earth. 1. The Desire To Fix Things According to some people, San Francisco is having something of an integration problem: a new influx of people, groaning infrastructure, enemies and bogeymen being cast left […]