Around this time of year, I tend to have a regularly recurring conversation in which I mention to a friend or colleague that I’m about to go on vacation and am invariably met with this reply: “Oh, that’s great! Where are you going?” My contented answer is: “Nowhere. I’m staying home right here in Queens!” […]
Writer living at the intersection of digital culture and creativity. For more information, see the About section of this site.
If you’re a writer like me, then chances are you’re also having trouble concentrating in the midst of the daily assault on decency and justice that is the Trump administration. The outrages appear on multiple fronts at once, fast and furious, deployed with deliberate intent to demoralize and terrorize us all into accepting the unacceptable. […]
In this work-obsessed society, it’s all too easy to fall into the trap of feeling that you have to squeeze every ounce of productivity out of your day. We all do it: driven self-employed entrepreneurs like myself, harried parents and caregivers tearing their hair out trying to balance work and family, and of course office […]
I finally got to see Wonder Woman. Went with my mother, who loves a good summer blockbuster and was curious, like I was, to see a comic book action movie with a woman playing the superhero for once. As the credits rolled, she turned to me and said, “I wonder what it would have been […]
We have an unusual addition to the portfolio today: a technical case study I prepared for Intel on Yahoo! Japan’s successful use of OvS with DPDK to radically enhance their L7 network performance. I don’t often write case studies, but I do enjoy creating them because they offer a rare opportunity to delve deeply into […]
It’s the 4th of July here in the United States: a great moment to reflect on the promise of America. Many of us feel that American democratic institutions have taken a beating in recent months, and it is hard not to feel great concern about the future direction of our country given the daily assault […]
Hot off the press: a piece on design thinking I wrote for HP’s Tektonika magazine on how design thinking sparks innovation and improves the customer experience. I really enjoyed exploring this topic for two reasons: As a proud geek and lover of shiny gadgets, it’s exciting to learn about the design processes that have […]
Since becoming self-employed, I’ve made it a point to expand my world to include much more in the way of artistic and cultural experiences than was possible in my previous career. One new tradition for which I’m particularly grateful is the annual New York Philharmonic concert that I attend with my mother in Central Park. […]
One of my favorite sci-fi films is Flight of the Navigator, a thoroughly 1980s children’s adventure in which a 12-year-old Florida boy named David Freeman goes out one summer evening to pick up his younger brother, falls into a ravine, and then mysteriously disappears. After returning home eight years later with no memory of what […]
I’m pleased to share this recent piece I wrote for HP’s Tektonika Magazine: What does the future of automation hold for modern-day Luddites? It’s a happy development when I receive a writing assignment that is so well matched to my own interests, and I thoroughly enjoyed writing this piece as a result. Anyone who harbors […]
Rose de Fremery
Living at the intersection of digital culture and creativity.