Two weeks' worth of good intentions
I still am trying to find the right way to share these links. Failing to do anything in this space for the last two weeks shows that this was at least keeping me writing. So for now here's a massive list of some interesting stuff from the last few weeks. I am leaning toward doing a post per link in the Daring . . .
Not a whole lot more than a normal daily post
Analyzing The Internet's Watercooler - I am mostly sharing this as a motivation to come back and try and build this. Though it also intrigues me that we now have the power for almost anyone to do significant sentiment analysis using social media. Though the narrative has been how much data others are using, it should be how quickly we can . . .
Just what am I doing here anyway?
It isn't that I've lost interest in Yesterday's News, I just haven't had a bunch of time to do more than scan the news. To be honest, I’m mostly floating a few days behind on the news as I catch podcasts. I will probably do a link dump sometime this week as my Pinboard account is getting pretty crowded. I like doing . . .
By Wil Wheaton
When I worked for Dignews, pour one out, I used to cover PAX every year. My must–attend event was Will Wheaton's panel. Preceded by a Keynote my first year, his talks were a mix of storytelling and a celebration of the power of games. His blog held a treasure trove of these types of stories. A smaller collection . . .
I'm Going to Write 1500 Words About Resurrecting My Old Blogger Site.
Overwrought But Interesting - I'm a sucker for futurist lectures. Liam Young is a bit on the dramatic side in describing the City Everywhere generation. He describes a world where everything's a computer and networked. There are some ideas in here that push back against techno-utopianism, especially the Elon Musk variety. His delivery . . .
By Rebecca Fox
I know, I know, it’s another comic about science. Rebecca Fox gives you a 101 level class on modern skepticism. It lacks the in-depth math and mind-bending conversation of The Dialogues. Instead, you get a down-to-earth approach to critical thinking.
It seems like we’re due for a renaissance of skepticism, . . .
It's the First of May, so get outdoors
Comic Book Rules - John Scalzi reviews Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War. I think that he is right that comic books, and really the economics of Hollywood, dulls the impact of the movie. One scene, in particular, should have been a gut punch, but it lacked teeth because we all know the rules. Serious spoilers included, be warned.