Most of the planning and deciding done (see Part 1 and 2), it’s time to do the project. Got the plumber to take up the fixtures, a necessity for replacing the floor and a delight for painting and replacing the trim. I’ve accepted that three coats of paint are necessary, one primer and two top coats. Ditto on the trim… Read More »Powder Room Reno. Part 3: Putting it all together.
As I continue to redo the powder room in my Arts&Craft era house, I’m correcting a few DI-Don’ts: 1. Aside from picture rail being more of a thing for the era of the house (Part 1), there was crown molding installed in this room in an unusual way. Granted, this was a challenging room for trim, as within the small… Read More »Powder Room Reno. Part 2: Crown molding and Weird Angles.
To redo the main floor powder room, I’m working towards a sympathetic style to the era (1920’s Arts & Craft, with a bit of borrowing from Art Deco, because it’s so cool). The changes are mostly decorative but the project includes improving the quality of the finishes. Since the house didn’t originally have a main floor powder room, I got… Read More »Powder Room Reno. Part 1: Adding Picture rails.
Friends have done it. Targeted ads suggest it. Financial advisors all but salivate at the mere mention. There’s a government website, with a calculator. Retirement. Or maybe colonoscopy, if you leave out most financial advisors. Being of a certain age, the topic comes up. Actually, it’s been looming over my head since I had a stable income (or so a… Read More »How Does this Retirement Thing Work?
As the topic that won’t go away, I need to ponder Netflix’s decision to clamp down on password sharing. When it was first discussed about a year ago, I took it in stride, thinking it was a perfectly reasonable things to do. Netflix sells a single membership, meaning to an individual or family. Customers shouldn’t expect to share their password… Read More »Password Sharing: Easy Viewing. Hard Business.
Recently, I’ve been enjoying Twitter, even though many disparaging things have been said about it, including on Twitter. What makes a viable social media business? Social media platforms have been around for a couple decades. Sensibly, the industry has fragmented into recognizable target audiences. LinkedIn stayed professional, Instagram remains visually oriented, Tiktok skyrocketed to infamy from its carefree teen audience.… Read More »Good Social Media Business
DISCLAIMER: This post is silly fiction. I don’t believe it. Unless it turns out to be true. Newer, smarter AI chat engine versions are emerging that are better, more accurate and natural, than the old ones of last December. What if the whole purpose of releasing a bunch of free AI-based chatbots to the public in 2022 was to convince… Read More »My AI Conspiracy Theory
This consumer is frothing mad and it’s the fault of bad AI. Or bad programming, which inevitably has AI on or about its person. I ordered something from another country that I couldn’t source at home. This was on a reputable platform but the delivery turned into an unfortunate sequence of events. My order was received, processed, and arrived in… Read More »How not to let Automated Systems deliver customer service.
I’ve been imagining what functions AI may play in 2033 based on observing the impacts of the internet and mobile phones. Previous hallucinations here. In the category, ‘didn’t know I needed it but sure is useful.’ Difficult to predict, because … didn’t know I needed it. Nevertheless, a few wild conjectures: Augmented human vision. See like a dog, helicopter, or… Read More »More hallucinations about AI in 2033. (part 3)
Previously, I looked at the disruptive forces of the Internet and mobile phones to see how they changed life in a decade. The goal was to help me hallucinate1 how AI will impact our lives ten years from now. It turned out that the ways that the Internet and mobile phones changed life were only so helpful to predict how life… Read More »Hallucinating the AI of 2033. (part 2)