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Tech Notes January 2021: Maximum Insights-Per-Minute!

My notes on information technology, technology, science and other matters, as taken from various podcasts, videos and other online flotsam. In effect, this page is a log of everything I've learned over these past 30 days, as summarized on Twitter. Some of this material I go on to use in my day job, as managing editor for The New Stack.

This month: Measures that become targets cease to be measures; AI confused by jumbled sentences but can make avocado chairs. Why Optimization is forever at odds with efficiency; Configuration-as-code is superior than Infrastructure-as-Code; The dangers of equating emotion with weakness; Strange spatial dimensions and time-striped event horizons; Genetic Assertive Mating...



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Art of the Month Mernet Larsen's strange spatial dimensions (James Cohan gallery)





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Service Mesh








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Art of the Month Audrey Stone's event horizons (Morgan Lehman Gallery)



Surveillance Capitalism








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The Creative Process










Curios








Twitter impressions, January 2021: 91,000


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