This page provides a single entry point to all the posts in the story of how the world got online. The Backbone: Introduction One System, Universal Service? The Unraveling, Part 1 Discovering Inter… Source: The Backbone – Creatures of Thought
Category Archives: Encounter
Encounter: How Much of the Internet Is Fake?
Turns out, a lot of it, actually. Source: How Much of the Internet Is Fake? — The article is from 2018, and I have to confess I didn’t look for more recent statistics, but I can imagine it only got worse. I did a quick of search on this topic, and a lot of articles …
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A terminal interface for exploring and arranging tabular data. https://www.visidata.org/ Short review Wired: Tired: Grouping docs https://www.visidata.org/docs/group/ Github
Encounter: untools – Tools for better thinking
https://untools.co/ Collection of thinking tools and frameworks to help you solve problems, make decisions and understand systems.
Encounter: I’m a very slow thinker
Original post: https://sive.rs/slow Quotes: I’m a disappointing person to try to debate or attack. I just have nothing to say in the moment, except maybe, “Good point.” Then a few days later, after thinking about it a lot, I have a response. People say that your first reaction is the most honest, but I disagree. …
“a pocket sized AR device for the imaginative hacker” A new packaging for AR et.al. Source: https://www.brilliantmonocle.com/
Encounter (again): This Person Does Not Exist
With the flood of AI generated imagery, can we still distinguish what is real and what is “fake”? Is it really fake if it was generated by an algorithm? This website shows a new face every time it is loaded, and that person does not actually exist. It’s using StyleGAN2 and was created in 2019, …
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The term “Normal accident” really caught my attention – how can an accident be normal? Are complex software systems, especially ones with technical debt and many knowledge transfers, destined to have (catastrophic) failures? Find below some quotes from the related Wikipedia articles (emphasis mine) and the reference. —- A system accident (or normal accident) is an “unanticipated interaction …
Kevin Kelly – 103 Bits of Advice I Wish I Had Known
datasette (exploring and publishing data)
An open source multi-tool for exploring and publishing data Datasette is a tool for exploring and publishing data. It helps people take data of any shape or size and publish that as an interactive, explorable website and accompanying API.