Ideas and Musings

AI – Should We?

AI, Artificial Intelligence, is on our minds. HAL, the malfunctioning AI from 2001: A Space Odyssey that needed to be shut down. Skynet, the self-aware AI in The Terminator that engaged in genocide to survive. The Matrix, AI that has judged humans as viruses and use them as copper-top batteries.…

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Scrabble pieces with words "Big Word Assholes"
Ideas and Musings

Big Word Assholes

I was in my voice over class last week when it happened. I used a big word. We were talking about status in terms of creating characters and in the attempt to contribute to the conversation, I used the word “capitulate”. Is “capitulate” a big word? I’m not sure. At…

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Ideas and Musings

Unpacking the Freeze

What do you get when you cross a Zen Buddhist Nun with a Dominatrix? You get Kasia Urbaniak and the Academy of Power. Now that I have your attention… Yes, I’ll give you more information on Kasia and her school but that’s not quite the focus of this post. No,…

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Ideas and Musings

The Problem of Hope

I’m a software tester. For me to fulfill my duty and obligation to my company, I need software to test. It’s kind of a requirement. We got a new CEO and thing have been changing. For one thing, there is a new focus on getting things in the backlog done.…

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Windows to Heaven and Hell
Ideas and Musings

Heaven? Hell?

I am sad. Very sad. I found a couple of days ago that my friend and co-worker, Jeff, had lost his battle with cancer. After losing my Uncle Jerry and having friends lose their family members, and having several friends even lose their babies in utero, it’s all just too…

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