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I wonder what William Thackeray would think if he knew that his seminal 19th century novel was now being used to hock pop culture magazines, paper napkins, and underwear.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 14:12:43 +0000

Reverse Turing tests

I’ve been watching FailRace‘s Survive the Hunt series recently, and it’s fascinating. Dennis and his friends have invented a fundamentally new kind of hide and seek. They start by jumping into GTA 5, an online game with a convincing simulation of a busy city. They turn off the map, names, and other indicators that show […]

Mon, 02 Dec 2019 05:25:23 +0000

Sun, 01 Dec 2019 22:27:38 +0000

OH: “I stopped eating pork because I followed a pig on Twitter and then I felt bad.”

Mon, 25 Nov 2019 20:05:33 +0000

5 year old had two nightmares last night. First: falling off a tall cliff. Second: unicorn with a broken horn. 😂 🦄

Mon, 25 Nov 2019 02:10:02 +0000

Sat, 23 Nov 2019 23:43:18 +0000

A few days ago, I unfollowed everyone on Twitter, added them all to a list, and I now read that list instead. It’s shockingly better. Only their own tweets and retweets, in order. No ads, no “liked by,” no “people you may know,” no engagement hacking crap. It’s glorious. Even better, when I inevitably end […]

Sat, 09 Nov 2019 18:14:19 +0000

5 year old: “You can’t just get into a spaceship and blast off to the stars. You have to ask your parents first.”

Sat, 09 Nov 2019 17:07:53 +0000

Sat, 09 Nov 2019 14:48:58 +0000

I’ve discovered one of my superpowers at work: shippable bad ideas. Not sure if I should be proud or embarrassed. Sorry…not sorry?

Tue, 29 Oct 2019 15:23:55 +0000

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