Some little rants and essays from over the years. In no particular order.
A real-life culinary adventure from grad school. Originally posted to one of the university bboards, eventually appeared in one of the early issues of Slow: the magazine of the slow food movement (March 1996). Apparently they seeded the magazine early on by scraping the web; the article appeared just like this, eccentric punctuation and everything. I’m not sure the magazine still exists, but the organization does.
A comparison of Gerty to earlier science fiction AIs (including the obvious…).
The advantages of old-school, quality pen-and-paper over keyboard for creative tasks. Written in 2013. Kind of a companion piece to Nina Zumel’s I Write, Therefore I Think.
My theory about the beginning of the Luke Skywalker saga.
Fortunately, Levis doesn’t use this circa 2014 ad campaign anymore. Do they?