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Audrey Watters

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Teaching Machines I’m getting back into the swing of things – slowly. That April 1 deadline is looming. Other Writing HEWN, No. 309 via substack.com Working I attended a virtual meeting about privacy, technology, and higher ed (and it was great to see so many faces of folks I miss...

Teaching Machines I am making more progress on the book draft. The exciting update this week, I suppose, is that I received a copy of (some of) B. F. Skinner’s FBI file. He talks about this in his autobiography – the fact that the FBI could not account for his...

Teaching Machines I’m back at work on the book draft, which is due less than a month from now. I’m not confident I’ll make the deadline, but I’m not sure I won’t either. I have a couple more chunks to write, but then a lot of editing and polishing to...

Teaching Machines Once again, I have no updates on the book progress. Well, that’s not quite true. I gave a talk this week at Austin Peay State University, and what I said will probably become the introduction to Teaching Machines. (And that’s why, contrary to my usual practice, I did...

Teaching Machines Another week where I’m going to skip giving an update on my word count. I did get some words written, but this week has mostly been about moving and packing. Next week doesn’t look to be much more productive either, as I’m traveling and speaking and then unpacking...

It wasn’t a good week for writing. But we did sign a lease on an apartment, and while there is no furniture here other than a bed and two bar stools, we have a roof over our heads in a new city. This new city is experiencing the worst winter...

Teaching Machines Although we’re still unsettled in Seattle – we sign a lease on an apartment on Tuesday – I did manage to get some writing done this week. Word count: 10,077. Total to date: 70,333. (I’ve set a goal to have 125,000 written by the end of February and...

Big changes are coming. Big changes are here. Readers of API Evangelist might have noticed that Kin announced he’s stepping back from that role. He’s taken a full-time job, which started this week. That means we are moving to Seattle (we are up here now, obviously). This week I found...

A couple of years ago, the Food Network broadcast a cooking game show called Cutthroat Kitchen. I found it fairly annoying, truth be told, as there was this tendency among the competitors to go a little over-the-top with their cutthroat machismo. Kitchens don’t need to be rewarding that. Good god....

Teaching Machines 15,410 words (total written: 52,231) Other Writing HEWN, No. 301 via substack.com Traveling Nope Upcoming week: Seattle Viewing I watched both the Hulu and Netflix documentaries (the latter, in my opinion, is better) Icon credits: The Noun Project