“I just can’t cope with the freaky stuff.”

David Cronenberg’s Videodrome is a fever dream that’s tough to shake, and it’s impossible to watch this film from 1983 without mapping it onto today’s internet. How it has colonized our minds, steadily rewiring the real world until every snapshot, thought, and interaction conforms to its logic. Lurking beneath videotaped sleaze and torture porn, aContinue reading ““I just can’t cope with the freaky stuff.””

Process cocked-up due to Excel

The more I read about the part that Microsoft Excel played in the recent loss of nearly 16,000 Covid-19 test results from the UK’s contact tracing system, the more I’m facepalming. But one expert suggested that even a high-school computing student would know that better alternatives exist. “Excel was always meant for people mucking aroundContinue reading “Process cocked-up due to Excel”