The Pandemic has certainly helped on the reading front! In 2020 I felt like I read so much my brain could hardly hold an original thought, so in 2021 I toned it down and set an upper limit on books + most of those were fiction. The books read in 2021 books contained some gems … Continue reading Favorite Books of 2021
The last couple of weeks have been scary in the United States. America's institutions survived but such things are fragile.
What a completely crazy year 2020 has been. Not just crazy, but also deeply challenging and painful for many people. On an individual human and family level the answer to what we need now is fairly easy: especially those that have lost loved ones, suffered medically, lost employment, had to work at home in difficult … Continue reading Bye Bye 2020 and Thanks for all the Lessons!
The last two weeks have been a roller coaster ride from the ongoing corona virus crisis to the sickening death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. The intense protests that followed have spread around the world and brought forth raw emotions. Emotions not only on the streets but also in board rooms, associations, monuments, and many … Continue reading Why Black Lives Matter should matter to you (whoever you are)
After a week more of challenging Coronavirus news from the scary to continuing sad events to the downright ridiculous, here is some of the best news...
"Quarantine", "Social Distancing", "Sheltering in Place" and states of emergency are rapidly becoming part of daily experience. I'm currently in Spain is one of the countries which is a little "ahead of the curve" in terms of virus spread and emergency measures restricting movement. The state of emergency in Spain started last weekend and restricts … Continue reading A Few Tips for Surviving Coronavirus Lockdown
Figuring out Twitter Bluesky, Protocols versus Platforms and the Fediverse. How will decentralized approaches affect social networks?
As much as you can love quotes from fictional Jedi masters Yoda's famous quote is beloved in the startup world and something I've always taken to heart: "Do. Or don't Do. There is no Try" Master Yoda the The Empire Strikes Back. It speaks to the idea of being decisive and relentless: if you start … Continue reading Do. Or don’t do. There is no try. Or is there?
This is the BBC headline for the news that Lee Se-dol, the Go grandmaster who was the last person to defeat Google's Alpha Go is retiring from the professional Go Game. It's genuinely sad to see. On the one hand, it is very understandable that someone at the height of their craft finds it a … Continue reading Go master quits because AI ‘cannot be defeated’
I don’t typically I’ve too many API talks anymore since my current role keeps me busy on a range of other topics and technologies. It’s still a subject close to my heart though, so after the organizers of APIDays Barcelona managed to twist my arm to speak it was nice to talk about APIs again! … Continue reading The End of the Beginning of (Your) APIs