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: This is quite a list! unsplash-logoFeatured […]

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. 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:

Southern Israel is under attack at the moment. This is what it looks like.

Southern Israel is under attack, again. Hamas and its allies have been firing hundreds of rockets at Israeli towns and cities for the last day or so. Imagine that you were in this situation: Image credit: Israel Defense Forces, licensed CC BY-NC 2.0

Ambling around Lisbon

We had a free day today, as our team meetup winds down. I went for a casual walk around part of Lisbon that we hadn’t seen yet with two colleagues today. Usually, when I walk, I walk. This time, we literally ambled along in the general direction of the coast. We didn’t actually reach the […]

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