Tom Scott-Redford

Building a Block Theme

I’ve been [badly] writing WordPress themes for this blog since sometime around 2006 or 2007. With new block themes supported, I’ve tried an experiment to recreate my classic theme for full-site editing.

HyperThursday 2: Everyday AI

I got the idea to try these weekly posts after realising how many links I was saving while browsing the Web. It isn’t my goal with this little project to provide a comprehensive exploration of an area, more of a stroll through the bits that interest me just now. So with my excuses out of the way, HyperThursday 2 is about AI, or to be more precise, how we live with AI.

HyperThursday 1: Hypertext

I’m trying something new here. Rather than write a screed about how we should all get on bicycles and take up blogging again, I’m going to share some links to things I found interesting on the Web this week. It might become a (kind of) weekly thing and probably will go out on Thursdays. So, lets start with the natural habitat of links, or hyperlinks: hypertext.

Digital Public Parks

Until a few days ago, it is safe to say that I spent too much time on Twitter. I’ve had my account there for long enough that I’ve seen the platform evolve from the SMS-based, fail whale infested, early days, right up to today’s algorithmic hellscape.

Ghosts in the Machine

Humans can see faces in anything, so it’s not much of a surprise that we can be fooled into seeing sentience in a chat-bot.