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There’s a lot of hullaballoo recently about ChatGPT and AI. It’s not surprising. The feats that these text systems are accomplishing are astounding, and creepily human-like. It begs the question: are we at the cusp of Artificial General Intelligence? I’m … Continue reading

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All Things Apple

Recently, I made a major logistical decision to switch completely from Windows to macOS. I had been running Bootcamp for many years on MacBook Pro laptops, and almost exclusively booting into Windows. OK, wait. Why would I do such a … Continue reading

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Growing up in PARC

Some of my fondest memories as a kid were from the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC). Xerox created the environment to foster innovation in technology. And there was so much cool innovation going on. I got to play around with … Continue reading

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Naming things is hard

Years ago, when my dad Phil Karlton was working at Netscape, he touted a now-infamous phrase: There are only two hard things in Computer Science: cache invalidation and naming things. It’s been fun following this quote on the Internet for … Continue reading

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End of Days?

Today marks the inauguration of the 45th President of the United States. The Donald. Everyone is coping with this in totally different ways, from elation to abject horror. We seem more and more divided, and the language each side speaks … Continue reading

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“Is It Just Me, Or Is the World Going Crazy?”

I thoroughly and wholeheartedly agree with this assessment of what’s happening to our collective conscious since the rise of social media. We feel like the world is hurting and worsening, but the opposite is true.

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Georgia O’Keeffe

I always loved Georgia O’Keeffe’s work. My mom did as well. We had one of those large coffee table books at home with a bunch of her paintings. I always loved to flip through the pages and see good art. … Continue reading

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Where’d I go?

I haven’t posted anything in over a year. Sorry about that. Either I haven’t had anything interesting to say, or I haven’t prioritized the time to say something interesting. I am placing all bets on┬áthe latter. Things that have occupied … Continue reading

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I don’t usually tweet live videos, though it’s cool

About two weeks ago, a fairly cool live video tweet service was launched, aptly named Meerkat. Not surprisingly, I started getting lots ‘n lots of hits on my site, from folks who I naturally assume assumed that would be … Continue reading

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We are nothing

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