"Debugging can be frustrating. Every programmer knows the difference between productive friction and wheel-spinning. Your student can’t always tell the two apart."


For the long term health of the field, we need to focus on machine learning that everyone can get excited about.


Yoram and Eswaran argue the case for a more conscious approach to adopting technology stating that "the answer cannot be a product—yet another app—but requires a process".


Context is important, particularly when combating misinformation. But how much context does a typical user need, and how can we can clarify content at scale?


Everyone enjoys tweaking their personal projects to get each feature 'just right', but sometimes it pays to just declare things finished.


Media literacy classes are often touted as an effective means of tackling disinformation. However, we should be careful not to create a "question everything" environment.


I recently took part in @info_activism 's Summer School, an eye-opening experience that has shed light on plenty of new, at times concerning, areas to explore.


When it comes to tackling disinformation online, the issue is often framed as choosing between human moderators or algorithmic detection. What if instead we were to deploy a more balanced approach?


On speeding up your research by ditching isolated notes and writing towards a cohesive goal:


Feeling productive and being productive aren't always the same thing. Sometimes the best productivity system is to just do the work.


New post: A look back at the issues of announcing projects too early.


Being forced to go offline for a period helped offer a much needed reality-check on how to use my time online mindfully.


Can the so-called "Greatest laptop of all time" still hold that title almost a decade after release? Let's find out.


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