Author: Paul

  • The Sock Pocket Universe

    I’ve come to the conclusion that there is a Sock Pocket Universe that is generated by our aging tumble dryer. No matter whether paired socks enter the dryer, there is always a sock missing. The drum is sealed, so the only logical conclusion is that the motion of the dryer generates a rift in spacetime, […]

  • The people you really owe anything to

    I really like this tweet by Shoshanna Keats Jaskoll about who she (and we) really owe anything to: It’s a nice reminder of our higher priorities.

  • Learning vim

    Learning vim

    After procrastinating for a while (probably years at this point), I decided to explore this #vim thing that techie people rave about, last week.

  • Collections in any browser

    One of the features in Microsoft Edge that I’ve grown to really like is Collections. Granted there is some overlap with regular bookmarks. At the same time, Collections feel much more convenient, and immediate. Still, they are limited to Edge (in this form).

  • We had dinner with (vaccinated) friends recently. We moved on to the topic of #vaccination (as one does), and they commented that while the value of the #COVID19vaccines is pretty clear at this point, they can understand that many people are hesitant to be vaccinated because they are concerned about the long-term effects of the […]

  • DnD Beyond catching up with Sly Flourish

    I enjoying reading/watching Sly Flourish‘s content. I think I’m slowly becoming a better GM thanks to his advice. He has a great set of interviews with the @DnDBeyond that are worth watching. Here's the initial discussion about the #ReturnoftheLazyDM approach: Also enjoying this discussion about the super helpful encounter builder and combat tracker on @DnDBeyond […]

  • Our daughter asked me why people hate Jews?

    Our 10 year old daughter asked me two nights ago why people hate Jews? I’ve thought about this a lot. The explanations that I’ve come up with are: 1. Perhaps we Jews are just fundamentally evil? 2. People misunderstand, and fear Jews. I’m clearly biased, being a Jewish Israeli. I don’t believe that we are […]

  • Plus Codes are the addresses you didn’t know you have

    I’m fascinated by Plus Codes, a @googlemaps initiative to give people without conventional street addresses, a GPS-based address that can be used to receive mail or assistance when they need it. I’ve noticed #PlusCodes in Google Maps, and didn’t really explore them further. Take this one as an example. It’s apparently a beautiful hiking spot […]