Billy Leonard

My Life in the City


An open letter to my landlord

So I got a rent increase from my landlord. I’m not going to write how much it is because, although it might not seem like a lot to some people, to others it is.

When we asked our landlord to justify the rent increase, he gave us this letter (which I have handily copied and pasted below). So this is my rebuttal to him.

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The current state of AI

If you’ve ever watched Iron Man, I, Robot or even Terminator, you’ll have heard about AI. You’ll probably have heard about AI even if you haven’t seen them.

So it makes sense that all the top tech companies are looking into AI. Everyone from Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Google and even Amazon have jumped on the hype – looking to extend their AI and AI-based tech into consumer hands. Their motives may vary, but they’re all experimenting with it nonetheless.

But what exactly are these efforts, and how do they compare next to each other? I was compiling a huge load of research for a blog post that I wrote over on the Tamar blog, about how personal assistants will affect the future of SEO. But I also wanted to compile that research on here, just in case I wanted to refer back to it later. Hopefully it’s interesting to you too!

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Decoding a business email

If you’re ever lucky enough to get an email from me, you might not realise that a couple of things that are commonly written have a double meaning.

Well here they are, in all their double meaning glory;

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Korean Bibimbap

Ever feel like you’re about to get sick, or you’ve got a sniffle that lasts a couple of weeks and you need it to git gone? BibimbapĀ is the dish for you.

Bibimbap is, from what I can gather from the internet, a classic Korean staple food. It’s a whole bunch of veggies served with either noodles or rice. I prefer rice, as it’s quite hard for me to find gluten free noodles at the Morrisons closest to me.

But bibimbap is great, and one of my staple foods for the month, because of three key reasons;

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