I still do some coding on the side. Almost all Python. Server bits hosted at linode. (more)

The RICE scoring model is a framework designed to help product managers determine which products, features, and other initiatives to prioritize on their roadmaps by scoring these items according to four factors. These factors, which form the acronym RICE, are reach, impact, confidence, and effort. https://www.productplan.com/glossary/rice-scoring-model/

Process of using scripts/API to post content to various spaces, rather than using web ui. Sometimes a 1-time migration process, other times an ongoing creation system.

Michael Joyce (born 1945) is a professor of English at Vassar College, New York, US. He is also an important author and critic of electronic literature. Joyce's afternoon, a story, 1987, was among the first literary works of hypertext fiction to present itself as undeniably serious literature, and experimented with the short-story form in novel ways. It was created with the then-new Storyspace software, deployed the ambiguity and dubious narrator characteristic of high modernism, along with some suspense and romance elements, in a story whose meaning could change dramatically depending on the path taken through its lexias on each reading. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Joyce_(writer) (more)

Rusty Guinn: Narrative Means Never Having to Say You're Sorry Not all storytellers are missionaries, of course. When we refer to missionaries, we are referring to a game theoretic (game theory) concept. We mean the people who seek to steer and influence common knowledge. (more)

Bret Victor project. We are a non-profit long-term research group in the spirit of Douglas Engelbart and Xerox PARC. We are inventing a new computational medium where people work together with real objects in the real world, not alone with virtual objects on screens. https://dynamicland.org/

George Packer: When the Culture War Comes for the Kids. (Educating Kids in NYC) Our son underwent his first school interview soon after turning 2. (more)

Mark Bernstein: Plot I think that Michael Joyce — an MFA-wielding disciple of the Iowa Writer’s Workshop — was reacting against a different and more substantial opponent, the Victorian sentimental novel. “Sentimental” in this context has a precise, technical meaning: it refers to art that tries to teach us how we ought to feel. This was a great project of the 19th century: think Dickens and Trollope and Victor Hugo: the purpose of the plot was to show you how a good person ought to think about the world. Modernism saw this use of plot as a chump’s game. (more)

Daniel Markovits: How Life Became an Endless, Terrible Competition. Two decades ago, when I started writing about economic inequality, meritocracy seemed more likely a cure than a cause. (more)

public version of WeeklyReview? (more)

Chris Hayes 2012 book: if you have this vision of an institutional arrangement with huge rewards for performance, it's trickier than it looks to design a system that doesn't also have big rewards for cheating (more)

Meritocracy (merit, from Latin mereō, and -cracy, from Ancient Greek κράτος kratos 'strength, power') is a political system in which economic goods and/or political power are vested in individual people on the basis of talent, effort, and achievement, rather than wealth or social class.[1] Advancement in such a system is based on performance, as measured through examination or demonstrated achievement. Although the concept of meritocracy has existed for centuries, the term itself was coined in 1958 by the sociologist Michael Dunlop Young in his satirical essay The Rise of the Meritocracy. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meritocracy

Idea that American Middle Class was a temporary Golden Age phenomenon, and now (in/post Economic Transition) you have to find a niche where you can excel, or you're dead meat. (more)

Jeffrey Edward Epstein (January 20, 1953 – August 10, 2019) was an American financier and convicted sex offender.[1][2] Epstein began his professional life as a teacher, then changed to the banking and finance sector in various roles. Epstein developed an elite social circle, and allegedly procured women and girls, many underage, to provide sexual services for himself and some of these contacts... In 2005, police in Palm Beach, Florida began investigating Epstein after a parent complained that he had sexually abused her 14-year-old daughter.[4] Epstein pleaded guilty and was convicted by a Florida state court of soliciting a prostitute and of procuring an underage girl for prostitution in 2008.[5] He served almost 13 months in custody, with work release, as part of a plea deal; federal officials had identified 36 girls, some as young as 14 years old, whom Epstein sexually abused.[6][7] Epstein was arrested again on July 6, 2019, on federal charges for sex trafficking of minors in Florida and New York.[8][9] He died in his jail cell on August 10, 2019.[10] The medical examiner ruled the death a suicide. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeffrey_Epstein

WikiWikiWeb:HashTable - A Hash Table is a Data Structure for storing Key-Value pairs; that is, an implementation of the DictionaryData Structure. Hash tables can be startlingly efficient... (more)


This is the publicly-readable WikiLog Thinking Space (est 2002) of Bill Seitz (a Product Manager and CTO) (also a Wiki-Junkie).

My Calling: Reality Hacking to accelerate Evolution by increasing Freedom, Agency, and Leverage of Free Agents and smaller groups (SmallWorld) via D And D of Thinking Tools (software and Games To Play).

See Intro Page for space-related goals, status, etc.; or Wiki Node for more terse summary info.

Beware the War On The Net!