Dan Hon: Episode Sixty Four: Computer Says No, Snow Crashing. Computer Says No: I've started on Daniel Suarez's books[1], which I've been meaning to get around to for a while ever since seeing Daemon come out in 2006 (more)

Dan Hon s06e09: What’s the target? (more)

Episode Forty Six: Blame Your Tools. Bret Victor has done a fantastic talk[1] that you really should check out. It's called Inventing on Principle and though it's been out for a while, even if you have seen it, I think it bears and withstands re-watching. Although it's an hour long, the real meat of it is in the first thirty minutes (more)

Dan Hon s07e05: "Leverage-meets-Parks-and-Rec". In the (fictional!) user journey I’ve been working on, we’ve got an after-hours social worker heading out to a police station to pick up a kid and interview his mother (more)

A College Education (esp 4-years full-time) is too expensive in time and money to require people to go through just as a condition of Employment (Making A Living). More employers should recognize, and more students should consider, other forms of Signalling. (more)

Shorter than a Thin Book: a Mini Manifesto. (more)

In computer programming, an anonymous function (function literal, lambda abstraction, or lambda expression) is a function definition that is not bound to an identifier. Anonymous functions are often arguments being passed to higher-order functions, or used for constructing the result of a higher-order function that needs to return a function.[1] If the function is only used once, or a limited number of times, an anonymous function may be syntactically lighter than using a named function. Anonymous functions are ubiquitous in functional programming languages and other languages with first-class functions, where they fulfill the same role for the function type as literals do for other data types. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anonymous_function (more)

AWS Lambda is an event-driven, serverless computing platform provided by Amazon as a part of the Amazon Web Services. It is a computing service that runs code in response to events and automatically manages the computing resources required by that code. It was introduced in November 2014.[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AWS_Lambda (more)

Serverless computing is a cloud-computing execution model in which the cloud provider runs the server, and dynamically manages the allocation of machine resources. Pricing is based on the actual amount of resources consumed by an application, rather than on pre-purchased units of capacity.[1] It can be a form of utility computing. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serverless_computing (more)

Up deploys infinitely scalable serverless apps, APIs, and static websites in seconds, so you can get back to working on what makes your product unique. (more)

Branding yourself: Brand You

Venkatesh Rao term: something fundamentally mediocre (lowish value/quality), but with some extra-yet-pointless feature that makes it seem better. e.g. paying for signalling. Or even an entire Lifestyle Design outcome. (more)

A great and funny writer. I recommend his Chrestomathy as a great intro. (more)

collection of (more)

Pax Americana[1][2][3] (Latin for "American Peace", modeled after Pax Romana, Pax Britannica, and Pax Mongolica) is a term applied to the concept of relative peace in the Western Hemisphere and later the world beginning around the middle of the 20th century, thought to be caused by the preponderance of power enjoyed by the United States.[4] Although the term finds its primary utility in the latter half of the 20th century, it has been used with different meanings and eras, such as the post-Civil War era in North America,[5] and regionally in the Americas at the start of the 20th century. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pax_Americana (more)

Raphael "Raph" Koster (born September 7, 1971) is an American entrepreneur, computer game designer, and author of A Theory of Fun for Game Design. Koster is widely recognized for his work as the lead designer of Ultima Online[1] and the creative director behind Star Wars Galaxies.[2] From 2006 until 2013 he worked as the founder and president of Metaplace (previously operating as Areae and acquired by social gaming company Playdom in 2010, which was in turn acquired by Disney) producing a Facebook game platform. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raph_Koster

Full Interview with Buster Benson: Pirates, Zombies and the Cyborgification of Humanity. I build lots of little side projects and most of them only end up ever being useful to me and these are way to too complicated to ever be useful to anyone else. The ones that are simple enough that I can imagine other people using them, I generally try to make them into real projects (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!