John Hartford is amazing. Before his big music career, he was on the radio in Nashville as a disk jockey. As such, he can do these radio personality impressions super well, then as a twist, make them into almost entirely gibberish, only hinting at real people, places, and events. On the famous Aereo-Plane record, there […]
An oil painting of Barbra Streisand’s cloned dogs
Simon Willison: There’s something deliciously appropriate about using a painting cloning service to clone a photograph of some cloned dogs.
Scott Alexander: … conspiracy theories had evolved into an almost-perfect form for exploiting cognitive biases and the pressures of social media. Debunkings and true beliefs couldn’t copy that process, so they were losing out. This sounded like a challenge, so here you go: There are a couple of others that are just too good.
My Particular Podcast Journey
There are loads of ways to start a podcast, so this is not prescriptive. But I figured I’d write out how I’ve done it in case it’s useful. Get a decent audio setup. You can get a lot for $1,000. but I got away with just a RODE podcaster bolted to my desk for years. […]
Public Bug Trackers
Brent Simmons: Decisions about what to work on — and when, and by whom — are complicated. From the outside it might look like it’s as simple as picking the next feature request with the most votes, but it’s not that simple. Amen. We did one little foray into having a public Issue Tracker for […]