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  1. Users want control” is a shoulder shrug

    Making the claim “users want control” is the same as saying you don’t know what users want, you don’t know what is good, and you don’t know what their goals are.

    I first started thinking about this during the debate over what would become the ACA. The …

  2. Thoughts on Voice Interfaces

    I’ve been working on the Consumer Voice Products team in Mozilla for about a year now. My primary project has been Firefox Voice, but our mandate is larger.

    I still feel like a beginner in the area of voice, but I have developed some opinions. Many observations are the …

  3. Project ideas for (what’s left of) 2020

    While I’m conflicted with the need to find a …

  4. Firefox Was Always Enough

    There are many concerns about Mozilla right now, and reason to be concerned. While I am no longer with Mozilla, it’s still a place that supported me for many years; I believe in Mozilla and want the project to succeed.

    Mozilla’s one product

    It’s not always clear …

  5. Infinite AI Array

    Some ideas are dumb enough you just have to try them, so I introduce to you the Python library: Infinite …

  6. World Building With GPT

    I’ve been doing lots of experiments with GPT, though I’ve only written about one until now… the more serious something is the harder it is to call it finished or identify the outcomes. Here I’ll describe something a bit lighter: world building, or specifically city building, with …

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