2021 media diet

books seeing with fresh eyes: meaning, space, data, truth (edward tufte) - basically a picture book for information dweebs. this isn’t as nicely structured as some of his earlier work, but it’s still worth poring over slowly. to hold up the sky (cixin liu) - first rate collection of short stories. movies save yourselves - dumb fun. shirley - that simmered. the assistant - really painful to watch....

February 14, 2021 · 1 min · sulrich

reading - does facebook use private data for ads?

ACM article: does facebook use sensitive data for advertising purposes? (DOI:10.1145/3426361) answer: yes. #reading...

December 31, 2020 · 1 min · sulrich

why be a parent

ouch. the truth hurts. “Affluent and well-educated Americans, by which I mean roughly the upper 20 percent of the socioeconomic strata, are instead narrowly concentrating on ensuring that their children retain their privileges. I think this tendency first became apparent to me in the 1990s, when “soccer moms” began to drive around in huge SUVs that were more like tanks than cars. The message that could have been on a bumper sticker was, “No matter what happens, my kids will be safe, even while yours might be toast....

November 24, 2016 · 1 min · steve ulrich

interesting bitcoin reading

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April 4, 2016 · 1 min · steve ulrich

interesting reads - april-2013

tech related theia - a visual tool for diagnosing hadoop issues - a nice quick paper with a use of D3 for presentation. ...

May 10, 2013 · 2 min · steve ulrich

oh burn.

snark done well… ...

May 20, 2012 · 1 min · steve ulrich

recognized for the terror it is in the time it was

or something like that. ...

January 2, 2012 · 1 min · steve ulrich

i'm no bush apologist, but ...

i’ve often found myself wondering if W was really as obtuse as he seemed publicly. ...

October 10, 2011 · 1 min · steve ulrich