Things That Have Caught My Attention

Dan Hon's Newsletter

Month: July, 2015

s2e12: On Advertising. Again. 

0.0 Sitrep Thursday, 30 July, 2015. My computers are telling me that other computers think it is going to be 102 degrees fahrenheit in Portland today, which in celsius is 38.9 degrees and in English is known as “too hot, stay inside”. I’m heading down to San Francisco and then up to Sebastopol for Foo […]

s2e11: Bob Rife Is Real; Digital Secure Confusion 

0.0 Sitrep Wednesday, July 29, 2015 and it is hot in Portland again. Cut it out, Portland. 1.0 Bob Rife Is Real So in Snow Crash (spoilers, but at this point, *really*), L. Bob Rife is a sort of fictional Ted-Turner-slash-Bill-Gates (ie: regular 20th century broadcast communications magnate who commands the media through which the majority […]

s2e10: Celestial Emporium; Algorithmic Copyright; Up And To The Right; More Empathy; Terms 

0.0 Stirrup 1.0 Celestial Emporium of benevolent knowledge[0] of things to write about, or rather, the things that are in a Notes file on my phone that I jot down whenever I think I might have something to think about in one of these episodes. So, today: 2.0 Algorithmic Copyright Based on a previous post about unclear […]

s2e09: The Puppyslugs; Car Phishing; 24th Century Procurement 

0.0 Sitrep I slept for like 13 hours yesterday. And my neck still aches. 1.0 The Puppyslugs Boris Anthony (ex-Nokia HERE, ex Dopplr) recently wrote a piece called Puppyslugs ‘R Us: Part 0[1], a story about how he got a stupid (as in: not very clever) email from Xing, a European clone of LinkedIn and […]

s2e08: 2015 (1); A Manifesto Walks Into A Website; Stuff About The Web And Post Capitalism Again 

0.0 Sitrep 8:50pm after a day where apparently my body is telling me via the medium of a neck that doesn’t want to move around much that I should probably take things easy and not spend most of the day staring at a screen on my lap trying to a) move words around, b) get […]