Author: Ian Kennedy

  • OpenAI has an App Store

    OpenAI has an App Store

    OpenAI’s DevDay keynote had the look and feel of all Silicon Valley product announcements – a well-scripted parade of announcements, a couple live demos, and even a “one more thing” that is revealed with low-key fanfare but, by it’s placement at the end of the talk, signals to the world that this is the game-changer.…

  • NYC – Water Logged

    NYC – Water Logged

    “This changing weather pattern is the result of climate change, and the sad reality is our climate is changing faster than our infrastructure can respond.” Rohit Aggarwala, Department of Environmental Protection Water streaming out between the tiles in the subway. Not too sure about the structural integrity of that column. Brooklyn got over 6 inches…

  • 239 Play & City Island

    239 Play & City Island

    I’m always looking for excuses to explore a new neighborhood so when I read about 239 Play, also known as “Dan’s Parent’s House,” I knew I had to check it out and visit City Island. I took the ferry from 34th Street two stops to Ferry Point Park by Throgs Neck, just a 30 minute…

  • The Joy of Happenstance

    The Joy of Happenstance

    John Battelle has a wonderful reminisce about what’s lost as information moves from analog to digital. He specifically writes about the college course catalog and what’s lost as these guides have moved online in Digital is Killing Serendipity. In the comments, I shared an experience I had with a printed catalog at the Edinburgh Festival…

  • Video: Simon Willison on AI

    Video: Simon Willison on AI

    Simon Willison has been hacking on technology for years and blogging about it in his excellent blog where he posts on how to recreate his innovations and follow along on his adventures. He was a speaker at this year’s WordPress WordCamp US 2023 conference and gave a talk that I would highly recommend to anyone…

  • Sitemaps for AI

    Sitemaps for AI

    Last week, I was double-booked in conferences. Wednesday & Thursday I was in Philadelphia for the beginning of the Online News Association conference, a gathering of journalists who work with words online. Friday & Saturday, I was in Washington DC for WordCamp, a gathering of people who work with WordPress, the CMS software that powers…

  • Urban Downhill Racing

    Urban Downhill Racing

    Insane FPV of Urban Downhill Racer Tomas Slavik and how they did it.

  • Vampires in Waterloo

    Vampires in Waterloo

    There’s a scene in the BlackBerry movie (I rented it of Amazon) where Jim Balsillie, played by “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” star Glenn Howerton, goes off on the NHL board over a decision he does not like. It’s a full-blown meltdown with a bizarre line thrown in there that sticks in the back of…

  • Phish and Guy Forget

    Phish and Guy Forget

    The more I learn about this crazy band the deeper I sink into the mythology. I caught the last two nights of Phish’s seven day “residency” at Madison Square Garden last week. The usual superlatives apply about how the band is playing better than ever. The guy who does the lights even had a profile piece…