18 posts tagged with MaciejCeglowski.
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Who Will Command the Robot Armies?

Text version of a talk by Maciej Ceglowski on accountability in automated systems.
posted by roolya_boolya on Nov 19, 2016 - 26 comments

"[T]reating the world as software promotes fantasies of control"

Maciej Ceglowski on the moral economy of tech. [more inside]
posted by metaquarry on Jun 29, 2016 - 53 comments

Shuffleboard At McMurdo

Coming around the top of Ross Island, the suspense is almost too much for me to bear. I want that goddamned lighter. - Maciej Cegłowski
posted by the man of twists and turns on May 16, 2016 - 41 comments

The dawn of the Taft Test

The Website Obesity Crisis Maciej Cegłowski calls for downsizing web pages. And "I shouldn't need sled dogs and pemmican to navigate your visual design." (previously)
posted by doctornemo on Jan 1, 2016 - 71 comments

We’re high above the atmosphere now talking about abstractions.

Pinboard's (and MeFi's own) Maciej Cegłowski live-tweets O'Reilly's Next:Economy conference.
posted by tonycpsu on Nov 15, 2015 - 23 comments

Desire Modification in the Attention Economy

The Future of (Post)Capitalism - "Paul Mason shows how, from the ashes of the recent financial crisis, we have the chance to create a more socially just and sustainable global economy." (previously; via) [more inside]
posted by kliuless on Nov 4, 2015 - 22 comments

The only thing I don't want to do is to raise the white flag.

What can we do about the privacy threat posed by online ad networks? And how much trust should we place in Silicon Valley to design the future of our society? What Happens Next Will Amaze You: Slides from a recent talk by (Mefi's own) Maciej Cegłowski.
It's no accident how much the ad racket resembles high-frequency trading. A small number of sophisticated players are making a killing at the expense of everybody else. [...] I don't believe there's a technology bubble, but there is absolutely an advertising bubble. When it bursts, companies are going to be more desperate and will unload all the personal data they have on us to absolutely any willing buyer. And then we'll see if all these dire warnings about the dangers of surveillance were right.
[more inside] posted by teraflop on Sep 22, 2015 - 103 comments

I had summoned a very friendly Balrog.

It was like a mirror world to YouTube comments, where several dozen anonymous people had come together in love and harmony to write a complex, logically coherent document, based on a single tweet.
Fan is a tool using animal. Maciej Cegłowski on what happened when fandom was forced to migrate from Delicious to Pinboard and he asked what his site could do better.
posted by MartinWisse on Sep 2, 2015 - 33 comments

"[T]he flaw at the heart of our country is not just geological."

Confronting New Madrid (Part 1): In the winter of 1811-12, the New Madrid fault in southern Missouri triggered a series of earthquakes in so powerful they altered the course of the Mississippi River and rang church bells as far away as Philadelphia... and we still don't fully understand why. A similar quake today is estimated to be the costliest disaster in US History.
Confronting New Madrid (Part 2): As dangerous as the threat of "the big one" might be, however, the real disaster is us. [more inside]
posted by absalom on Jul 16, 2015 - 39 comments

A week in Yemen

Sana'a, Green Arabia, Ta'izz: Maciej Cegłowski long in coming three part travelogue about his week in Yemen. [more inside]
posted by zabuni on May 20, 2015 - 8 comments

Pinboard Turns Five

Five years ago, a new bookmarking service called Pinboard was launched. To commemorate the occasion Maciej Cegłowski, the creator and sole caretaker of the 24,000 subscriber service, ruminates:
"Avoiding burnout is difficult to write about, because the basic premise is obnoxious. Burnout is a rich man's game. Rice farmers don't get burned out and spend long afternoons thinking about whether to switch to sorghum. Most people don't have the luxury of thinking about their lives in those terms. But at the rarefied socioeconomic heights of computerland, it's true that if you run a popular project by yourself for a long time, there's a high risk that it will wear you out."
Pinboard featured on the blue previously, here, here, and here. [more inside]
posted by Doleful Creature on Jul 14, 2014 - 30 comments

The Internet With a Human Face

"These big collections of personal data are like radioactive waste. It's easy to generate, easy to store in the short term, incredibly toxic, and almost impossible to dispose of. Just when you think you've buried it forever, it comes leaching out somewhere unexpected." A talk by Maciej Ceglowski, founder of Pinboard, about why we have Big Data and why it's frightening. [more inside]
posted by 23 on May 27, 2014 - 48 comments

Technology concentrates power.

Our Comrade the Electron. Maciej Cegłowski (previously) delivered a talk at Webstock in Wellington, New Zealand on theremin inventor Lev Termen (previously), futurism, the Dutch Golden Age, and the modern surveillance state.
posted by Cash4Lead on Feb 26, 2014 - 14 comments

No Evidence

Maciej (previously: 1, 2) tells the story of his girlfriend's struggle with disease and her friend Stephanie, before the entire story goes sideways.
posted by mathowie on Sep 17, 2012 - 77 comments

...the product being sold.

The social graph is neither. Maciej Cegłowski, owner/founder/operator/sole employee of Pinboard (recently), blogger of idle words, lays down some science and thoughts about the charting of your personal connections, and why it's doomed.
posted by ardgedee on Nov 9, 2011 - 78 comments

In ur bookmarks, tagging ur fanfic

The restructuring of Delicious offended a large subset of its users- the slashfic fangirls. [more inside]
posted by cereselle on Oct 4, 2011 - 64 comments

pinboard.in is like del.icio.us

Maciej Ceglowski of Idlewords has made a new bookmarking service called pinboard. [more inside]
posted by chunking express on Jul 14, 2009 - 41 comments

'SONS OF FUCKING BITCH-ASS GODDAMNED COCK SUCKING GOAT FUCKERS!', he elaborated.

Attacked By Thugs! - Maciej Ceglowski is accosted by young, dorky thugs in Warsaw. After flagging down a van full of police to report the incident, frenzied pursuit-driven hijinks ensue. Almost makes me want to move to Poland and become a cop. Anyone have any sort of similar, amusing, crazed police experience? (I realise there are plenty of non-amusing, crazed police stories out there too, unfortunately.)
posted by DyRE on May 22, 2004 - 7 comments

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