Month: September 2016

This made me chuckle

It’s a quote I stumbled upon this morning from Scott Scanlon:  I logged into Facebook yesterday and a few of my friends shared pictures of their dinner. It made me think… before social media did people take pictures of their dinner and then when you came over they said… “you got to see this, here’s …

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Algorithms know what you’re going to do before you do

Take a gander down this list of 22 Ways Algorithms Know How You’ll Behave Before You Do and you’ll see that a future not unlike that of Tom Cruise’s in Minority Report isn’t too far fetched. As ERIC SIEGEL writes: Prediction as a capability is booming. It reinvents industries and runs the world. More and more, predictive …

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Understanding other places

“One place comprehended can make us understand other places better.” So wrote Southern novelist Eudora Welty in her essay “Place in Fiction,” and it’s a concept well worth thinking about in an era in which communities and countries feel paradoxically fractured and all-encompassing, in which people feel torn apart and thrown together, all at once. At times like …

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‘Black or White’ by Michael Jackson Played on 64 Floppy Drives, 8 Hard Drives, and 2 Scanners

This is some totally geeked out stuff, but pretty cool. Pawel Zadrozniak (a.k.a. “Silent“) recently created a great rendition of the song “Black or White” by Michael Jackson on The Floppotron, which consists of 64 floppy drives, 8 hard drives, and 2 scanners. Hmmm…I’m looking around my office now to see what I can make …

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What I’ve been listening to this week

Hmm…lazy Sunday.  But hold on a minute, I had a lazy Saturday.  I probably should unhinge myself from this chair and move my body about today.  Although, saying that, my body is in need of some downtime.  I did move some heavy weights this week, 180kg on the benchpress: 4 plates today! | #Stayfit #benchpress …

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Let’s Tweetup!

Art is for everybody. It’s not about going to an art gallery where you have to ring the bell to get in.  We don’t want it to feel like it’s prescriptive.  We want you to walk in and look at something and have it resonate and think I love that. – Kate Bramwell The @leamTweetUp …

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Steal stuff

You say, ‘I’m going to write something completely new and original and very funny.’ You can’t do it. It’s like trying to fly a plane without having any lessons. You’ve got to start somewhere and the best way to start is by copying something that is really good. Some good advice from John Cleese for …

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