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Tag: Douglas Adams

s3e11: Gigawatt Laser Array 

0.0 Station Ident 2:45pm at the XOXO Outpost in Portland on Tuesday, April 12th 2016 on a day that feels like a Wednesday, isn’t sunny, is pretty much overcast and right in the middle of the afternoon of what Douglas Adams would probably call the long, dark, tea-time of the soul when it’s clear that more […]

s2e30: Politeness 

0.0 Sitrep 1:43pm sitting in a New Seasons cafe with lunch, ostensibly taking a break before the 2pm California Child Welfare Open Vendor Forum (yeah, it’s a thing), but at the same time, probably pretty wired on caffeine and Adderall. And yes, I know I’m not supposed to be drinking caffeine *with* Adderall. 1.0 Politeness […]

Episode One Hundred and Sixty Eight: Continued Careening 

0.0 Sitrep Sat next to Frances Berriman at the Code for America Summit (“Wow, I’m seeing the magic happen!”) on opening day, and already feeling pretty good about the next section. An early morning: a 4:30am wakeup for a 7:25am flight (you can tell I’m paranoid about arriving in time at the airport) that ended […]

Episode One Hundred and Twelve: Probationary Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.; The Blog Unbundled; A World of Connected Objects

0.0 Station Ident I’m an hour out of getting back to Portland for the weekend before I inevitably end up going back down to the Bay Area on Monday. I miss my son dearly – he’s taken to walking around and putting things in other things, just the mere concept of walking around while carrying […]

Episode Ninety Eight: Engineering Serendipity; Genuinely Useful People Personalities; Hubris

0.0 Station Ident First: hello new subscribers. There’s around thirty of you today, so if you manage to make it to the end of today’s episode, then you should also check out my archives at https://newsletter.danhon.com/archive/. I’m in South Carolina for NOSTROMO BLACK which amongst other things means driving a Mustang around little roads at […]