• Tempted by an older Monster Manual edition

    I popped on to the Book Depository site to check out the availability of the D&D Monster Manual, and spotted a 12 year old edition: I don’t think I ever used that older edition, it’s not available, but I still felt a little tempted!  Even though I prefer digital formats when it comes to […]

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  • Playing Dungeons and Dragons with Discord

    Playing Dungeons and Dragons with Discord, and other cool services such as Notion, and DnD Beyond.

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  • “Those flags gave me hope”

    My wife recently wrote a post about our city’s annual tradition of putting up flags ahead of Israel’s Independence Day. Apparently someone raised concerns on Facebook about how this extra cost was wasted in light of the need for more resources to combat COVID-19. These flags aren’t an annual exercise in vanity and frivolity, they […]

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  • Comforting familiarity

    Jamie Rubin wrote about waning motivation, and comforting familiarity yesterday – Maybe it is familiarity during a time of uncertainty that I find comforting. The unknowns pull the levers of anxiety. Because of this, I have to limit myself to thinking about today and not worrying too much about what may happen tomorrow. When I […]

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  • The new normal

    One of my friends pointed out Seth Godin’s post about transitioning to a new normal through a slog (at least that’s what I take from this). This idea resonates with me, to a degree, even as it unnerves me – During a slog, we have a chance to accept a new normal, even if it’s […]

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  • My favourite science shows

    When I sit down to have lunch with our kids, I typically watch my favourite science shows on YouTube. I have three (give or take): PBS Eons; SciShow (along with SciShow Space); and It’s Okay To Be Smart. I’m pretty sure our kids enjoy the shows, I certainly do. I also realised that there’s some […]

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  • Google Wave 2.0?

    According to Ars Technica – Integrating the service into Gmail is an aggressive move and something we haven’t seen the company do since the Google+ days. Reportedly a lot more integrations are coming in the future—the G Suite team apparently wants to make some kind of “new unified communications app” that merges features from Gmail, […]

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  • The blog helped build the Web, not break it

    I read some wonderful ideas about personal sites as cultivated digital gardens over the weekend (here, here, here, and here), and one post that was linked to in one of these posts caught my attention. It was Amy Hoy’s post titled “Stacking the Bricks: How the Blog Broke the Web“. We built every new page […]

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  • All the good Bill Gates is doing

    Of course it isn’t just Bill Gates, but he, his wife, and all the people who work with him are doing tremendous good. Still, I totally agree with Dave Winer here: We often wait to say the good things about people until they’re gone and can’t hear it. I just wanted to say about Bill […]

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  • Still working on a more convenient publishing workflow on mobile

    My publishing workflow for my site on desktop is convenient enough. I’d love to be able to share on mobile as conveniently. I’m just not there yet. That’s probably why this quote resonates with me: This is important. I need to enjoy the workflow and publishing experience. For me, it’s technical and I want to […]

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