2017 Journal

We write here about what we've been reading and the ideas that spawn from that. Dot line marks end quote.

See 2016 Journal for my previous writing.


Ships Mapped classified and animated.

Candy Diet for non-thinking readers.

Gyroid Graphene for space elevators.

Hard To See your own contribution.

To Be Elastic at amazon's scale.

Beaker Browser built on Dat & IPFS.

Iceland's Abuse and mitigation.

Long-Term Inequality reset by violent redistribution.

Profiling Voters to win elections.


Bitter Ending of a productive collaboration.

Forbes Trusts these publications.

Three Ways We Must Think to understand the world.

Improved Vision with architectural patterns.

Spirit Scientists and how to use them.

Too Stupid to be Wrong about a domain.


Pervitin, etc. fueled Reich aggression.

Secure Automata at all process boundaries.

Freemium Calculations without learning about software.

Mobile Version is harder than we thought.

Collaborative Exploration as a mode of discourse.

Microservices Visualized more complicated than this.

Hospitality Remembered and then recalled.


SIG Humor with a decade of proceedings.

Tools of Change where the message demands artistry.

Read like a Wikipedian for a sound footing before starting.

Jumps Land Safely with known destinations.

Marbled Night of Van Gogh recreated.

Dry Pipeline of talent for public good.

Problems in UI Engineering need continuous attention.

Forbidden Research at the MIT Media Lab

Why Wikipedia Works when others failed.


Mind Meld while pair programming.

Phase-Functioned Character animation synthesis.

Neohabitat Restoration of the original multi-user game.

Temporal Mosaic from a single point of view.

Awesome Equations that changed the world.

Disgust and Envy towards deep learning.

How to Read Mathematics like a novel or a poem.

History, I Guess a modern telling.

That Aaron Swartz was the one I met.

Leak in the Meme Pool looks like trouble for authors.

Where is my Super Collider and unified science with it?

Where is my Flying Car and the data to schedule it?

Ontology v. Stigmergy for organizing work.

Mechanical Reveal from IoT devices

James Williams on manipulation of our attention.


QZ Trusts these data sources.

Wiki as Theatre and only slightly easier.

Twice the Effort not what we intended.

Bob Dylan Lectures about life in stories.

Controlled Illumination with raspberry pi

Need for Fiction as interpretation of life.

Transformation Visualizer as handheld design tool.

Hans Bethe Explains quantum physics.

Blockchain Forecast for all networks everywhere.

Public Molecule Images available with restrictions.

Resonator Capacity Exceeded in asymmetric system.


Social Files used, owned, and shared.

Distributed Truth and the power of common knowledge.

We'll Know in 100 Years how AI will work for all of us.

Constructing Explanations of complex systems

Cycling's Special Relativity measured on daily commute.

Tug Boat Metaphor small and nimble guides mammoths.

Mind the Overlap between design and code.

Ferry Bridge of Castor, Milton.

Developer Security on throw-away laptop.

Self in Code as personal expression.

Right or Wrong of court costs through history.


Manifesto Refuted from google re women.

Something We Know of Aliens and all other life.

Wavelength Miniaturized for tiny antenna

Eclipse Trip Report traveling by bike.

Write to be Scanned in federated wiki.

More About Taffy art and science.

History of Boolean as a full-blown type

Neels Castillon creative director.

Human Data about life lived.


Puppy Choice where there is no good solution.

Agreeing with Strangers in the conduct of business.

No Free Watch from the internet's supply chain.

Let it Fail because stuff will always go bad.

Social Movement and Wikimedia's map thereof.

Listen Up, Bureaucrat I didn't open this account.

Buffett Broke Capitalism with low risk and high returns.

All Eyes on Saturn as Cassini mission ends.

Malignant Normality self-evident and deeply dangerous.


Browser Gets Smarter with javascript neural net.

Laser Socks played in the physical world.

Solar FEW dividing the spectrum to meet three needs.

Cyborg Corporations as rogue artificial intelligence.

Scale is a Trap and other community considerations.

Operational Cognizance before explicit monitoring.

Agile vs. Oracle when small is beautiful.

Compounding Instruments advance technology.

Brains in Motion as I make coffee every morning.

More Prep for Fire from an experienced colleague.

Planetary Dermatology at the limits of our senses.

Busy Browser making paper clips.

Tips for Futurists so they don't embarrass themselves.

Modern Memory found tricky to evaluate in bulk.

Self-Inflicted Wounds as Airbus confronts Boeing.

Spontaneous Complexity as signs of life on the internet.

RAMPS for Software Teams a fresh version of agile.

Free Knowledge Ecosystem as strategic direction

UniSon life as seen by art.

Talk About Work with markup that works.


Information Disorder with suggested fixes.

Corbet’s Couloir as a metaphor for programming.

Budget Options from the Congressional Budget Office.

Silicon Symbiosis in Apple's iPhone X.

Product Mode organizational form.

Cities Alive recognizes Jacobs and Alexander.

Why Wiki Forks and how to think about it.


Federation at Risk as the hands of others' technology.

Sydney Brenner on scientific creativity.

Everything About Objects insights from skiing.

Solar Raster Photography from irradiance records.

Reich's Big Picture of recent past and possible future.

Pitts & Wiener Defy Logic in collaboration collapsed.

CORS Defeated by third-party scripts.

Useless Robot Moans but how to end its misery?