10 episodes

A programmer's audio scrapbook, from Avdi Grimm. Short selected readings from books and papers at the intersection of code and ethics, sociology, psychology, politics, history, and systems thinking.

The Cache Flush Avdi Grimm

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A programmer's audio scrapbook, from Avdi Grimm. Short selected readings from books and papers at the intersection of code and ethics, sociology, psychology, politics, history, and systems thinking.

    The Cache Flush Episode 13: The Grammar of Systems

    The Cache Flush Episode 13: The Grammar of Systems

    Systems can be simple, complicated, complex, or chaotic… but even that model is too simple, because they can also be all of these at once! Notes:
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    • 7 min
    The Cache Flush 012: Computer Power and Human Reason

    The Cache Flush 012: Computer Power and Human Reason

    In 1964, Joseph Weizenbaum created the famous "ELIZA" program, with which a human user could hold a simulated "therapy" session. The implications of the human reactions to ELIZA and later research inspired Weizenbaum to write one of the formative cautionary reflections on ethics in artificial intelligence. Today, as ChatGPT storms the world, this book is more relevant than ever.
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    • 7 min
    The Cache Flush Episode 11: The Closed World

    The Cache Flush Episode 11: The Closed World

    In this episode, selections from Chapter 2 of The Closed World: Computers and the Politics of Discourse in Cold War America. Notes Transcript This is the Cache Flush, a programmer’s audio scrapbook. This is episode 11, recorded Sunday, April 30th, 2023. Today I have some selections from chapter two of the Closed World Computers and […]
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    • 10 min
    The Cache Flush Episode 010: Making Errors, Making Sense, Making Use

    The Cache Flush Episode 010: Making Errors, Making Sense, Making Use

    A semi-reboot of the show. I'll be reading selections from my "software humanities" library - books and papers at the intersection of code and history, psychology, politics, ethics, ecology, and systems thinking.
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    • 6 min
    009 Sponsorship Specifications

    009 Sponsorship Specifications

    Booknotes from Domain-Driven Design and Reactive Design Patterns, and some notes on mentorship vs sponsorship.
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    008 Reconstituted sophisticated opinions

    008 Reconstituted sophisticated opinions

    Thoughts on strong opinions and terms for complexity; some booknotes from Reactive Design Patterns and Domain-Driven Design; notes from Jessica Kerr.
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