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Blade Runner 2049 Short Film Reveals What Happened in 2036

Blade Runner 2049 prequel short film “in-world” piece that explains what happened in the world of Blade Runner between the first movie, set in 2019, and this sequel, set in 2049. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vn-csFKhQCg … [Read more]

Nokia Healthmate (aka Withings) is crap

Dear Nokia Healthmate This is a very negative review of Nokia Healthmate. Having attempted to use the post-withings version of the Health Mate app I'm close to giving up. My main complaint is that user interface is unspeakably bad. I can't see my … [Read more]

Electric Vehicle Outlook 2017

Change happens slower than I might think. Even at 50% of new sales in a year, this means that probably just 30% of cards will be electric by the time I am retired in 20 years. Sadness. Electric vehicles take majority share of new car sales We … [Read more]

Sperm counts among western men have halved in last 40 years

This article on The Guardian is like science fiction: Sperm counts among men have more than halved in the last 40 years, research suggests, although the drivers behind the decline remain unclear. The latest findings reveal that between 1973 and … [Read more]

Smoke Bubble Tree

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdziXc2W_4k … [Read more]

Video:Magnatron 2.0

Promotional video for the synthwave collection "Magnatron 2.0" by New Retro Wave For a moment there I was nostalgic for the 80s disco. Don't panic, it was just a moment.   https://vimeo.com/221313907 … [Read more]

Selling is making poeple feel bad

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The Rise of the Machines – Why Automation is Different this Time

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSKi8HfcxEk … [Read more]

What is a hero ?

"Do you know what the definition of a hero is? Someone who gets other people killed. " … [Read more]

The Golden Road to Samarkand

I heard about this poem play today by James Elroy Flecker and was delighted to read this. It strikes a chord with me. SCENE II At the Gate of the Moon, Bagdad. Blazing moonlight. MERCHANTS, CAMEL-DRIVERS and their beasts, PILGRIMS, JEWS, WOMEN, … [Read more]