Things That Have Caught My Attention

Dan Hon's Newsletter

Tag: Science Fiction

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 Ninety Nine: Building Together; Beautiful Shooty Things; Software For Eating; The New Toys On The Web; Take It Seriously; And Finally

0.0 Station Ident There’s been a bunch of things that I’ve bookmarked over the past few days that I’ve been wanting to share, so I’m going to use this episode to kind of splurge them a bit, and probably insert some wildly unsubstantiated opinions here and there. 1.0 Building Together Melissa Santos and Rafe Colburn […]

Episode Eight: We Build Worlds

1. We Build Worlds For anyone hoping that this was going to be an in-depth examination of Weyland-Yutani, I’m sorry to disappoint you. First off, the news that Marvel, the Disney-owned powerhouse movie studio née comics publisher has launched a developer API[1]. Now, I might be sounding a bit breathlessly hyperbolic here, but this feels […]

Episode Seven: Rate All The Things

1. Rating All The Things One of the side-effects of believing that the world will be better once we have all the data is the presumption that some of that data needs to be recorded through user rating. So we have Amazon book review star ratings, of which XKCD’s cartoon[1] is probably the best at […]

Episode Six: The Short One

1. Not Enough Time When I first had the idea for doing this newsletter (and, I should probably be clear: it was less of an idea and more of a nudge, given that interesting people like Roo Reynolds[1] and Alexis Madrigal[2] and Robin Sloan[3] have been writing theirs, and they’ve been useful and interesting to […]