Things That Have Caught My Attention

Dan Hon's Newsletter

Month: August, 2015

s2e19: Uncanny Valley; Network Du Jour; Streaking Considered Harmful

0.0 Sitrep Somewhere, in the various kinds of memory that make up this laptop, there is a model of a neural network. That neural network has been trained to read about a hundred and fifty-odd episodes of my newsletter and is trying to teach itself a) how to write English, and b) how to write […]

s2e18: Sequencing; Spectrum 

0.0 Sitrep 21:31 Central Time, August 13, 2015 16-Asilomar osDarwin 0z4:xnu/RELEASE_ARM dm: 3-Azimuth … Instantiation successful. > look You are sitting at a dining table in the farmhouse. There are two computers in front of you. > look at computers To the left, there is an black Gateway laptop. To the right, there is a silver […]

s2e17: Shockwave; The Top Priorities; Engagement; A Hostile Environment 

0.0 Sitrep 10:59pm central daylight time on Wednesday, 12 August 2015,  at the undisclosed family farm location in rural Missouri. We just came in from lying down outside looking up at the Perseids and in the last hour seeing about three brilliant lines momentarily etched across the sky, like a sort of scratch test on our […]

s2e16: Battlesuits; Simulations and Puppyslugs; Scratchpad 

0.0 Sitrep   Monday, August 10, 2015. I didn’t write on Wednesday or Thursday last week. Wednesday because I was taking a Proper Holiday which meant not even writing a newsletter after having been away from home for a few days for Foocamp and work, Thursday because it go to the evening and I was […]

s2e15: What Twitter Should Do; CXO vs CUO; Shilling 

0.0 Sitrep   12:20pm on Tuesday 4th August 2015, lunchtime at the Code for America office in San Francisco. I was walking back from lunch and thought I might do a What Dan Would Do kind of collection of things today. I’m still a bit buzzing from Foo and this whole concept of just going […]