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

offbyone.us/posts/how-to-help-

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

atthis.link/blog/2021/mlbore.h

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".

cacm.acm.org/magazines/2021/11

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?

atthis.link/blog/2021/context.

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

atthis.link/blog/2021/locksite

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.

atthis.link/blog/2021/medialit

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.

atthis.link/blog/2021/summersc

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?

atthis.link/blog/2021/alghumdi

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

atthis.link/blog/2021/bloggins

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

atthis.link/blog/2021/time.htm

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

atthis.link/blog/2021/reveal.h

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

atthis.link/blog/2021/stepback

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

atthis.link/blog/2021/thinkpad

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