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Tag: Robots

Episode One Hundred and Fifty Five: “Web” “Content” “Strategy”; “Probably Not”; Firewall Earth; To Clean The House

0.0 Station Ident 2:13pm after a nice lunch and stimulating conversation. Stupid jokes on Twitter about the new Dyson 360 Eye robot vacuum for which a teaser video basically screams: hey, did you see Robocop? Wasn’t it awesome when you had that point-of-view shot from the robot/Murphy and all the technicians futzing with him? And […]

Episode One Hundred and Fifty Two: Car!; The Robots Work For Tim Ferris; Diversity; 2014 (6)

0.0 Station Ident I started writing this yesterday morning, straight after I’d sent that day’s delayed episode. It’s 3:30pm on Thursday and I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed with the sheer amount of admin that feels like the programmer equivalent of yak-shaving: dealing with the corporate travel agent for the next two conferences I’m speaking at, […]

Episode One Hundred And Thirty Seven: Human Extinction; Let There Be Jobs

0.0 Station Ident Feeling: weird. Empty. Hiding from a house that has cleaners in it. My wife and son left this morning on a family vacation back to the farm in Missouri – there’s a steam fair(!) on, and my son being nearly a year and a half is already displaying the predictable signs of […]

1.0 This Incredible Journey A good (I hope!) friend of mine runs the Tumblr Our Incredible Journey[1] and has recently found that they’ve needed to explain[2] what, exactly an Incredible Journey is. You should go read that explanation, but the gist of it is this: The “Incredible Journey” construct is drawing attention to the now-cliche […]

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 […]