Year: 2021

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    Astronomers have detected mysterious radio waves from the center of the galaxy that vary dramatically and “seem to shut off at random.” Let’s hope it’s not another microwave. Tesla stock had a good week and is now more valuable than all other car manufacturers combined. Elon Musk, a majority shareholder, is now the richest man […]

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    A small town in Tennessee put itself up for sale for $725,000. The NYC Board of Health declared racism a public health crisis. Propagandists in China are blaming Covid on imported lobsters from Maine. Apple unveiled a $19 polishing cloth. Nokia launched a new phone that you can buy for $80. Some defendants charged with […]

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    Wandering self-driving taxis clog the streets of San Francisco and how to deepfake a bank out of $35 million.

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    It’s raining drones in China, drinkable Cracker Jack, and how NOT to celebrate your friend’s wedding.

  • Enragement Metrics

    Enragement Metrics

    Feeding users polarizing content works great at engaging people and converting them into repeat visitors and that the revenue from those engaged users is intoxicating.

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    Inflation became reality as the Dollar Store started testing out items priced at over $1.00. The markets were down sharply this week but a hamster trading crypto is outperforming the S&P 500. I don’t know why you would but you could if you wanted to, buy and consume, a can of Cup Noodle-flavored soda. A […]

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    The population of Alabama is shrinking. Due to the deadly combination of the pandemic and vaccination hesitancy, the state recorded more deaths than births. Not to be outdone by AT&T’s Flying COWS announced a couple of weeks ago, the Verizon PR team trotted out their own emergency response solution, THOR. Taking another step towards our […]

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    As cooler temps set in and songbirds started their migration south, the annual crashing of birds into the Manhattan skyscrapers season began. In-person schooling started but the bus driver shortage was so severe in Massachusetts that they had to call in the national guard. Japan announced that they have successfully tested a new kind of […]

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    Snow came early to Mt. Fuji. 21 days earlier than last year. AT&T restored cellular service to the areas hit hardest by Hurricane Ida using flying drone antennas, also known as Cell-on-Wings (COWS). College football started up again to packed stadiums of hopefully vaccinated fans. The Hoosier uniform staff had to explain how they misspelled […]

  • Sept 11

    Sept 11

    Twenty years ago I was in Redmond, Washington at Microsoft on a business trip. Izumi called me at my hotel early in the morning to tell me something terrible had happened and that I should turn on the television to see. For the next three days I was stuck in Redmond with no way to […]