Things That Have Caught My Attention

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Episode One Hundred and Eighty Eight: The New Normal 

0.0 Sitrep 11:25am on Tuesday 16 December, sitting in Kenny & Zuke’s with something of a splitting headache, ploughing through the email that’s collected over the last few days of being sick with the manflu. I don’t have a fever anymore, but I do have a head that feels like its awareness isn’t quite in […]

Episode One Hundred and Seventy Four: Depth, Not Breadth 

0.0 Sitrep 8:08pm on a Tuesday night and it’s still warm in Portland. There’s a giant moon outside. Thinking about Alien: Isolation and Shadow of Mordor, two “next generation” videogames that whilst not necessarily *looking* much better (traditionally the main benefit of a generational shift in videogame technology) nonetheless appear to be *playing* differently in […]

Episode One Hundred and Forty Five: Up To Code; Science Fictional Network Security; Notes on Infrastructure; Response; 2014 (5)

0.0 Station Ident 30,000 feet again, this time on the way back to Portland from the family farm. It’s inexplicably hotter in Portland than it is in Farmland, Missouri. My son is amusing himself by running around and around in circles and saying “woah!” a lot, and I’m re-reading Constellation Games and wondering when, exactly, […]

Episode One Hundred and Fifteen: Manifest Destiny; A Little Bit Desensitized; The Material (2)

0.0 Station Ident It’s hot in Portland and we don’t have a/c. So I’m melting. 1.0 Manifest Destiny There are some people who, in reaction to the Facebook emotion contagion study, have asked “how could Facebook misread the situation so badly?” At some point, you wonder: was this a misreading, or was this just in […]