Multilingual keyboards can be tricky

Here in Israel we have people who speak Hebrew, Russian, Arabic, and English (just to name more common languages). Keyboards sold here tend to have at least English and Hebrew layouts to cater for what are probably more typical requirements. When I bought a new keyboard and mouse for our daughter (I went with a […]

Machine assisted bowling – this might be considered cheating 🎳

This is funny. Pretty sure this doesn’t comply with bowling rules (whatever those may be): I’m not sure if this is a real robot, but it’s pretty awesome either way.

Giving a 2011 MacBook Air new life with Linux

I bought my wife a 11″ MacBook Air in 2011. It’s a Intel® Core™ i7-2677M CPU @ 1.80GHz (four core) laptop with 4GB of RAM. Over time the battery became less effective, and started to swell. We eventually removed it early last year, before it burst. That left my wife with her MacBook Air that […]

4th of July for everyone, except for Americans

Our son came to me this morning, and asked me this: Is it the 4th of July for everyone, or just in America? Me: Well, everyone has the 4th of July. It’s just a bigger deal for people in the United States. I checked my watch, and noticed that it was 06:49 (we’re UTC+3) Me: […]

Resisting closed platforms with the open Web

Simon commented on the state of the Web in a recent post: Thanks to the open web it was possible to create massive platforms, which inevitably became closed. He asks an important question: Do we now abandon the open web or is it essential for keeping the closed platforms in check? I think the only […]

Remarkable Formula 1 Photographers

I just watched a YouTube video featuring three photographers who capture Formula 1 races: Vladimir Rys, Qian Jun, and Mark Thompson. Of the three, I really like Vladimir Rys’ style, with his emphasis on the shadows, and underexposing the images in varying degrees. Here’s an example: unsplash-logoFeatured image by Chantel Lucas

Austrian Grand Prix Spoiler Alert Fail

I sat down to watch the pre-recorded Austrian Grand Prix after work. My son came up to me … Son: Do you know who won the race?Me: No, I haven’t looked. I just want to watch the race. My son left the room, and returned a few minutes later. Son: Can I show you something?Me […]

The new Dropbox is a compelling alternative to both Evernote and Google Drive

Why thoughts about switching All of what I’ve explored below is premised on me wanting to migrate away from Evernote and Google Drive. I don’t have a particularly strong desire to move away from either service, although there are reasons for me to have a Plan B in mind if it becomes necessary to make […]

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