Katy Trail Day 4: McBain to Cooper’s Landing

October 22, 2018 Bob Sullivan 1

(Previous post) This is my last long ride, and I’m already getting nostalgic about a trip I haven’t finished yet.  Remember McBain? On day 2, I rode from Rocheport to McBain, just south of Columbia. On this day, I start at McBain and head south, aiming for a spot called […]

Katy Trail, the end: Rocheport, Dutzel and Augusta

October 22, 2018 Bob Sullivan 0

(Previous post) I head to Meriwether one last time for breakfast, but first, I take the trail in the other direction — west, towards Boonville — and get in a quick 5-mile ride.  This direction takes you through the famous train tunnel, and it’s amazing acoustics.  Also, the colors it […]

Know Your Nuggets: Endowed Progress

October 2, 2018 Bob Sullivan 0

Want your employees or consumers to finish something? Give them a decent head start. It sounds too simple to be true, but it is. People are more likely to complete a task if they are given a jump start at the beginning. This behavioral phenomenon is called “endowed progress.” We all […]

Facebook hacked; at least 50 million accounts impacted

September 28, 2018 Bob Sullivan 1

Facebook has been hacked, and at least 50 million accounts have been impacted, the firm announced today in a blog post titled “Security Update.” As a result, 90 millions users were logged out of their accounts and forced to sign in again, the firm said. Criminals were able to “steal” […]

What should college students know about ethics and technology? Help us make a 101 course, here

September 25, 2018 Bob Sullivan 1

  What should computer science students — all college students — learn about the intersection of ethics and technology? @ethicaltechorg, founded by two Duke university students, (I’m an adviser) is crowd sourcing the curriculum for Tech Ethics 101. Thoughts here, or at the link: https://ethical-tech.org/request-for-collaboration/ Algorithms run our lives today. They […]

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