My latest posts

  • I like the way that I can do a Google search using a photo – drag & drop it into a search box – to identify its content. I like the way I can extract text from a photo (providing the […]
  • High hype … trippy chips … gooey guardrails … pending legislation … the electric grid … pay, pay, pay, payday … cloudy cloud forecasts … • Washington Post > “Big Tech keeps spending billions on AI. There’s no end in […]
  • Consumer transparency Examples: promo rates, monthly cost bumps after first year, extra charges for exceeding monthly data quota, “typical” Internet speed caveats. This is something that’s always bothered me about high-speed Internet (broadband) service providers. All those promo solicitations in […]
  • This is no joke! You’ve heard about this – whether AI chatbots mind their Ps and Qs. So, beware of nonsense. Statistically, how often do AI hallucinations happen? Yes, there’ll be updates … “We can’t stop hallucinations, but we can […]
  • “GoFetch” is in the tech news cycle this week. Hopefully you know whether you have an Apple M-Series Mac. The M-Series (aka Apple silicon) computers advanced better performance and energy efficiency. How about security? – faster data pipelining is tricky […]
  • Some billionaires are bullies. But can they be bullied? Sure, in autocracies. But in the United States? Well … disrupting the so-called disrupters. As the song goes, “traveling twice the speed of sound, it’s easy to get burned” [1]. Normally, […]
  • Despite all the reality checks and cautions about AI chatbots, general discussion & development continues to move ahead, discounting worst-case scenarios. Particularly big tech rollouts of new versions – with some new names – for public-facing chatbots. And AI startups […]
  • 2023 was likely the hottest year on record … megadroughts … megafires … megastorms & floods … mega migrations … and all the political & social impacts. In the New Year, complacency is not an option – misinformation exploits hopelessness. • Wired […]
  • My holiday card this year in the cosmic greetings, Santa-in-Space series. What another year … how to handle the challenge of cheer?so, Santa’s adapted, got some new gearamidst all the clutter & clatter,swiftly gauging every matter even the Claus is […]
  • Looking back … moving forward …