This week’s episode of Scriptnotes, Finding a Way In, and Out, features William Nicholson talking about his script for the movie Thirteen Lives, a film that follows the attempted rescue of a Thai soccer team trapped in a cave in 2018. It’s well worth a listen as he talks about turning a real life event … Continue reading Thirteen Lives
Found this description of Tesla’s self-driving software on Mastodon: https://universeodon.com/@firstname.lastname@example.org/109587309856807456 I tried the "Full Self-Driving (Beta)" on a Model Y in Toronto. It was terrifying. I turned off "aggressive" and "assertive" modes and "drive 20% higher than speed limit" (why are these even options?) It tried to drive in the bike lane to avoid traffic … Continue reading Self-Driving
Not So Optimistic Anymore, Are You, John?
While I sympathize with the folks who have lost their jobs, especially those who were contractors and didn’t get severance pay or are here on visas and may now have little recourse, I’m greatly enjoying watching Musk destroy his $44 billion acquisition. It seems John Gruber is no longer optimistic: My apparently wrongheaded optimism for … Continue reading Not So Optimistic Anymore, Are You, John?
I wonder if Gruber is still optimistic about Twitter’s future? Inside the Twitter Meltdown
How Did I Know?
I was again listening to the Accidental Tech Podcast as they were discussing that rich jerk’s takeover of Twitter. They seem to finally be a bit more realistic in their assessment than they were last week, but I think they’re still a little bit too optimistic that he’ll be able to turn things around. Maybe … Continue reading How Did I Know?
John Fetterman won his senate race, there was no red wave, abortion rights won in most places where they were on the ballot, marijuana is legal in a few more states, and then there’s this:
Things That Make Me Smile
With all the bad news and jitters about the election, there are still things going on that make me smile. For example TSLA stock opened this year at around $400 and is currently under $200, a drop of over 50%. I just wish I had had the courage of my convictions and had bought a … Continue reading Things That Make Me Smile