Like most overly-online folks of my generation, I read and watch and listen to a lot of content practically every day of every week. Articles, blogs, podcasts, YouTube, news/debates/interviews/more. This was true this year, as it has been for maybe a decade now. This year though, I made a constant effort to collate anything that crossed the no-man's-land of mild interest, so I might look at a full retrospective on the select media content that got into hand-to-hand combat with existing precepts I held, or lit the path for questions I was just beginning to understand.
So yes, this is just another "Best Of" list. But it's my Best Of List, and I like it quite a bit. So here are some of my favorite blog posts, tech talks, interviews, and other reads/listens from 2023. Excepting the final section, all these links are for material released in the year 2023.
The most significant recurring topic pertains to software engineering and machine learning, but others include zero-day attacks, gender dynamics, free speech, and more. I annotated these visually as Software, ML, Cyber, Gender, Speech & Media, and Other.