Seeing the sights in Tel Aviv and Jaffa

I recently wrote about my day trip to Jerusalem with my friend during a short vacation. On the next day we took a day trip to see the sights in Tel Aviv and Jaffa. We started off in Jaffa, with a late breakfast at Doctor Shakshuka, generally a great place to enjoy, well, shakshuka. From…

A trip down memory lane to Stonehenge

My daughter and I watched this Vox video about Stonehenge over lunch today, and it reminded me of my visit to the UK and Ireland in April 2004: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fx-KrvuiafE I found my photos from way back then (in full 640 x 480 resolution⭐️), and was able to impress my daughter by showing her my photos…

Tragedy and Inspiration in Jerusalem

My friend visited me recently, and I took some time off to spend with him. One of our day trips was to Jerusalem, primarily to visit Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center. We started off by taking a relatively new train to Jerusalem from the Ben Gurion Airport. This train takes about half an…

Silence is not necessarily golden for Evernote

I’ve been an Evernote user for well over a decade, and I used it daily until a couple years ago. I have almost 29,000 notes (a fair number of these notes are automatically captured using IFTTT workflows). In recent years, Evernote has been pretty quiet on its blog, and while it’s released updates to the…

Bookmark the Gutenberg Plugin Review

One of my colleagues, Álvaro, runs the site Gutenberg Plugin Review that’s worth bookmarking, and following, if you’re interested in the growing category of Gutenberg plugins. Update (2019-05-22): Gutenberg Times recently published a post covering almost 100 plugins for the block editor that you may find really helpful too: https://gutenbergtimes.com/plugins-for-the-new-wordpress-block-editor/ This is quite a list!…

Whale bones and shadows

We have a curious structure in one of our city parks that’s a little controversial. Some people really don’t like it, most aren’t sure what it’s supposed to represent. It appeals to me, although I can’t quite work out how to photograph it. I took advantage of a couple evening walks past the park to…

Chalk worth hoarding

I enjoyed this story about how mathematicians have been hoarding Hagoromo chalk because it’s apparently such amazing chalk. I remember boxes of cheap chalk from my school years. Clearly this chalk is in a different league altogether. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhNUjg9X4g8 unsplash-logoFeatured image by Daniel Watson

Jewish pride at the new Yitzhak Navon train station in Jerusalem

I took the new(ish) fast train to Jerusalem with my friend today. It was my first time on that train, and I really enjoyed the new Yitzhak Navon station. We arrived mid-morning, and was greeted by this Star of David Shadow caused by lines of Israeli flags in the open air atrium of the station:

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