Things That Have Caught My Attention

  • May 19, 2017 s4e13: A future of working

    12:40pm on Friday during a lunch break, in the middle of doing some sort of writing. This particular set of writing - typing for coins, as some of my friends have once described it - has at its goal c...

  • April 14, 2017 s4e12: End of Process

    Thursday, 13 April 2017. Today is the day that I formally discovered the composer Max Richter, whose work I'd encountered in bits and pieces (the first Netflix season of Black Mirror, parts of Arrival...

  • April 12, 2017 s4e11: We need to talk about algorithms

    7:56am on Wednesday 12 April 2017, and I've made a mistake - I am over an hour and a half early for an appointment. This is less than ideal for reasons of family and household logistics, but I suppose...

  • April 11, 2017 s4e10: Stages of Transformation

    Writing this on Saturday, 8 April 2017 in the afternoon and it's not a normal day to be writing a newsletter. I've spent some time in Sacramento this week having some meetings with the right people at...

  • March 22, 2017 s4e09: Earl Grey, Hot (again, probably)

    Wednesday, March 22, 2017 in the afternoon. Despite everything that's going on in the world, I'm feeling pretty good today after taking time to look after myself. I'm (re)learning that the principle b...

  • March 19, 2017 s4e08: Write the future

    Sunday, and I've just gone out for a walk because going for a walk is a thing you're supposed to do. Unfortunately, thinking that you're supposed to go for a walk is not a thing you're supposed to do,...

  • March 17, 2017 s4e07: News and Religion

    I just spent some time with a number of internet people talking and thinking about, well, digital stuff that doesn't exist that could exist that would be *helpful* given the current... situation. And ...

  • March 15, 2017 s4e06: Criticality

    Wednesday, 15 March 2017 and a break from the usual newsletter programming and a continuation of s4e01: umbra[0]. What better way to deal with stress and anxiety by trying to do a little creative writ...

  • March 06, 2017 s4e05: I'm OK

    5:08pm on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. I am in San Francisco. I am not here for GDC, the Game Developers Conference. I used to come here for the Game Developers Conference and I haven't been in a long ti...

  • February 27, 2017 s4e04: You can't say no

    Yes, the blank newsletter episode was a mis-send. Sorry about that. I'll blame a combination of the keyboard, a lack of coffee, not being awake and the default action being send, not cancel/save. Anyw...