Category: Tech

Jeff Bezos Blue Origin Vision

Jeff Bezos’ Sweeping Vision for Humanity in Space

I’m someone who’s highly skeptical of Jeff Bezos’ greater aspirations for his space travel startup, Blue Origin. While frequently described as space tourism for rich people, his contemporary comments strive much higher: “I’m in the process of converting my Amazon...

/ August 2, 2019
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
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
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

A Seattle Flag for the Amazon Era

Here’s my flag design entry for The Stranger’s contest to design a new Seattle flag: The new flag represents the ubiquity of Amazon’s influence in the city and its literal penetration of city hall, beginning with its $350,000 “donation” to...

/ July 25, 2019