Put the font down and step away. (No, really.)

Put the font down and step away. (No, really.)

On occasion, I’ve been accused of being a serial optimist. Sometimes they actually mean it. In this case, maybe I’ve earned the accusation because I’m giving Comic Sans another chance. While staring down at yet another flyer from my child’s daycare, I cringed at...
Quick! Draw (another vaguely paranoid post about AI)

Quick! Draw (another vaguely paranoid post about AI)

Do you remember my post about Google AutoDraw? If not, go read it. Then come back. Welcome to the next sentence. For those of you who don’t know, Quick, Draw! is a Google experiment where they ask us (humans) to doodle specific things in a short amount of time that...
And suddenly the robot revolution felt too close

And suddenly the robot revolution felt too close

While I was stuck in the elevator today because I accidentally pressed 6 instead of 4, then panic-pressed 2 for some reason, I started to think about fonts. Then the ride was over, and I forgot about fonts again because I had to start walking with an open cup of...
Fun with bots – An interlude with Google AutoDraw

Fun with bots – An interlude with Google AutoDraw

My coworkers asked me to write another blog post. I am surprised at this. One might think they’d have learned their lessons after I ruined hard-boiled eggs for everyone. One might be wrong. Instead of asking Google for advice on what to write like last time, I...
Hauskaa vappua everyone!

Hauskaa vappua everyone!

Havis Amanda, pictured here, is the star of Helsinki’s Vappu celebrations. Join us in raising a glass or two of sima  or bubbles today, in true Finnish style....