another SmartAscii format (more)

Thinking about stages of hiring/organizing Product Development team in a StartUp, from 0 up to maybe 20 product people (meaning all product-tech, design, marketing). (more)

I'm replacing LastPass because the Free version is becoming useless, and $36/yr smells like overpricing. (more)

Want to start some LiveCoding - I think the mode I want to get into is having some sort of code-oriented loop-building tool, which I then let run and then improv with the Vindor, controlling some sample set (starting with a Baritone Sax). (more)

Note-Taking Apps that I want to be more familiar with. Key requirement for consideration: backlinks. (more)

DisEnchanted has a nice near-RealTime non-WiKi-auto-BackLinks function, where they grab their log's Referer data to insert backlinks into their articles. (more)

When I hit various error messages that make no sense (see Feb07 (2020-10-12) Building user management in WikiFlux), I start to suspect the underlying mess is from still being on Python-2. So going to finally bite the bullet. (more)

Black Out - A couple days of darkness for millions of people. We NYC dwellers think of it as centering here, but that's just us. (more)

ConEd is being screamed at 9 days of Black Out in Queens for 100k residents. Before Burke took the helm of the utility company, Con Ed was under fire for the 1999 blackout in Washington Heights and a citywide power failure in 2003 (BlackOut-2003). Does having systems underground matter? (more)

Bob Frankston thinks the Smart Grid folks might be making things too complicated/expensive with a Bell-Head mentality.

Valdis Krebs notes the barriers to treating the World Energy Grid like a data Network, pointing to a Ny Times article. An Energy Department plan to source 20 percent of the nation's electricity from wind calls for a high-voltage backbone spanning the country that would be similar to 2,100 miles of lines already operated by a company called American Electric Power. The cost would be high, $60 billion or more, but in theory could be spread across many years and tens of millions of electrical customers. However, in most states, rules used by public service commissions to evaluate transmission investments discourage multistate projects of this sort. In some states with low electric rates, elected officials fear that new lines will simply export their cheap power and drive rates up...(Hmm, sounds like local Protectionism.) Save for two underwater connections to Long Island, New York State has not built a major new power line in 20 years. (NIMBY) (more)

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the industry body that oversees development of HTML and related Web standards, has today published the Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) specification as a Recommendation, marking its final blessing as an official Web standard. Final approval came after the W3C's members voted 58.4 percent to approve the spec, 30.8 percent to oppose, with 10.8 percent abstaining... EME provides a standard interface for DRM protection of media delivered through the browser. EME is not itself a DRM scheme; rather, it defines how Web content can work with third-party Content Decryption Modules (CDMs) that handle the proprietary decryption and rights-management portion. (more)

(no, not "evil" or "bitchin'") (more)

Kathy Sierra product goal: Oct'2012 talk: Now some of you may know I used to say words like “user AweSome ” or “user Kicking Ass” (Kick-Ass) or “user Passionate ” I don’t really tend to use those words anymore because it’s really easy to misinterpret that as yet another “we made the customer feel good” or ‘he likes us.” It’s too easy to focus back on the company again. This isn’t about focusing on what the user thinks of you. It’s about what the user is able to do, and to be able to become Bad-Ass. (more)


This is the publicly-readable WikiLog Digital Garden (17k pages, starting from 2002) of Bill Seitz (a Product Manager and CTO) (also a Wiki-Junkie).

My Calling: Reality Hacking to accelerate Evolution by increasing Freedom, Agency, and Leverage of Free Agents and smaller groups (SmallWorld) via D And D of Thinking Tools (software and Games To Play).

See Intro Page for space-related goals, status, etc.; or Wiki Node for more terse summary info.

Beware the War On The Net!


Seeking: CTO/Chief Product Officer-type position in funded organization with entrepreneurial culture, in Chicago area. My value: accelerating business-changing product development.


Coming soon: FluxGarden

My Coding for fun.