I have to run and get on a train, and my new iPhone has chosen this moment to apparently take its own life, maybe because it couldn’t face an eternity of running Wurdle over and over again. I will vent my frustration on you with a hasty and incoherent blog post.
Not that the world isn’t, on its own, fundamentally incoherent. Evidence: …
I’ve been trying out some old-school Ask.com natural language queries on Google lately. This little gem sprang up fully-formed when I was in the middle of typing “When will the Narnia books be in the public domain”? (Answer: 2033.) I reproduce it here verbatim. Notice how the last stanza gently reprises the themes of the first …
Sorry about the recent posting rate. It has been teh infrequent. This is not the shape of things to come. The shape of things to come is more about giant global ant colonies.
Now for an off-topic post, because I feel like I have to say something about the completely mental interactions that are going on between authors and critics …
One interesting thing Apple showed off at the Developers’ Conference today was parental controls. With the 3.0 version of iPhone’s OS, which will be disseminated next week, you’ll be able to set your iPhone so that your kid can’t download age-inappropriate content to it.
While I have always found the concept of parental controls …
With their frequencies, as compiled by the lexicographers of Oxford University Press, based on a sampling of 1.5 million tweets.
The chess-related entertainment was written by Steve Capps, a legendary hacker who lives out here in the SF Bay Area. Among other things, Capps worked on …
This is not an actual post, but merely a shadow post, linking to a post by somebody else which is much funnier than anything I could have written.
I’m going to post a lengthy excerpt here from the conversation I had with Bill Gates earlier this week, because, well, I have so much of it, and it kind of works as this wonderfully absorbing dramatic monologue about where Microsoft came from. This is him essentially telling the story of how he and Paul Allen figured out that writing …
I don’t generally like to work when I’m on vacation. I like to vacation when I’m on vacation. But I got an e-mail last week saying that Bill Gates was thinking about doing some press around his Harvard Commencement address today, and whenever there’s a chance to talk to Gates, I take it. Hence my getting on a plane to Seattle on …