All posts by Jeff Reifman

Jeff is a technology consultant based in the Pacific Northwest. Check out Portland Wild, a visual map-driven guide to Portland's public art, its Heritage Trees and its Little Free Libraries.

Portland Wild in Willamette Week

Portland Wild Featured in Willamette Week’s “Best of Portland”

PortlandWild, my google maps mash up of the city’s extensive network of beautiful murals, special “Heritage Trees” and Little Free Libraries made it into Willamette Week’s Best of Portland 2019 as a Best of Internet! Portland streets are filled with...

/ August 1, 2019
the best two json parsers

My Two Favorite JSON Parsers

For quickly visualizing JSON content on the web, this French website http://json.parser.online.fr is excellent. But I’ve since begun to favor this Atom-based plugin, Pretty JSON, which works within Atom. (Atom has plugins for everything, probably even watching your dog and...

/ July 30, 2019
His arrival was foretold in the ancient murals

The Wisdom of Ancient Murals

His arrival was foretold by ancient murals, via Martha on Twitter:

/ July 30, 2019
Jeff Bezos eating baby orca, imaginary

Jeff Bezos Eating Baby Orca

After last year's famous photo of Jeff Bezos eating an iguana, I decided to ask for an illustration of Bezos eating one of our beloved Northwest orca.

/ July 30, 2019

Teaching Robots to Walk

This is an excellent demonstration of artificial intelligence, robots made from tree branches learn to walk through use of deep learning reinforcement (DRL), via BoingBoing. Here’s the abstract from the research paper: We present a study in the creative design...

/ July 29, 2019
why is biking dangerous

Why Am I Scared to Ride a Bike?

For the most part, I’ve stopped biking in Seattle. The density of vehicles and aggressiveness of drivers has surpassed my comfort level. I appreciated Vreni’s visual guide to why biking has become so dangerous and how it could be made...

/ July 29, 2019
northwest gollum, jeff bezos, space needle

Jeff Bezos, Northwest Gollum

Illustration by Yoingco. Related Stories Jeff Bezos’ Sweeping Vision for Humanity in Space A Seattle Flag for the Amazon Era Jeff Bezos Eating a Baby Orca Seattle’s growing pains inspire ‘Amazocalypse’ kids’ book, with a cardboard monster and a dog...

/ July 29, 2019