Category: Current Events

  • Playing the game

    Ko Yamaguchi is causing such a sensation in the Japanese High School Baseball tournament that even the Major League Baseball blog has a post about him. This savant from Japan is taking switch-hitting to a new extreme. He switches which side he hits after EACH pitch. Literally every pitch! Though perhaps we should put “hits” […]

  • Josh Hawley Running

    One of the highlights, comic relief actually, from last night’s House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack hearing was when they showed a sequence of images showing a defiant Missouri senator Josh Hawley before the insurrection and a video clip of him running after as the senator fled from the mob he helped incite. […]

  • Fun with GPT-3

    Fun with GPT-3

    My conversation with an algorithm.

  • PechaKucha – new & improved!

    Congratulations to Astrid, Mark, Sean and the rest of the PK crew on their refresh of!

  • Primary Election Day, NYC

    NY Primary Election Day – what you need to know

  • China Tracking

    China Tracking

    A new video from the New York Times outlines not only the scale but sinister evolution of state-sponsored data collection.

  • Focusing on the Facts

    Focusing on the Facts

    Will Uvalde become America’s Port Arthur moment?

  • Steve Martin on side effects

    Steve Martin on side effects

    I have another site where I keep short quotes and other online ephemera but for longer pieces that I fear may disappear some day, I save them here. Enjoy. Side Effects by Steve Martin DOSAGE: take two tablets every six hours for joint pain. SIDE EFFECTS: This drug may cause joint pain, nausea, head-ache, or […]

  • Technology fades into the background

    At this year’s Google I/O developer conference, CEO Sundar Pichai spoke of how augmented reality (AR) glasses embedded with Google’s real-time translation services could break down the language barrier in face-to-face communication. While not explicitly announcing any hardware, he did show a video with a pair of glasses with a heads-up display that would show the […]

  • BirdCast


    Think of the birds!