• Yariv Levin makes the case against Judicial Reform in Israel

    This headline in Times of Israel today basically reinforces those concerns, and makes a good case against this Judicial Reform legislation. If Justice Minister Yariv Levin’s attitude is anything to go by, concerns about Tyranny of the Majority will be well-founded.

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  • How platforms die

    Cory Doctorow published a terrific, insightful essay about how platforms die. He calls the process “enshittification”.

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  • Afternoon walk through the Ben Shemen Forest

    My wife, daughter and I went for a very casual walk through the nearby Ben Shemen Forest. Our daughter has taken an interest in photography, so she took my Nikon D5100 DSLR with to start feeding her new passion. I captured a few moments of my own on my phone, as usual. It was a nice afternoon outing.

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  • The Accuracy Challenge for ChatGPT

    The challenge with ChatGPT is that it has a tendency to pretty confidently produce inaccurate responses. While ChatGPT shows us a potential future where our digital agents become so much smarter, we’re not quite there yet. I’ve read and listened to two really interesting discussions about this accuracy challenge. The first is an article by […]

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  • This blog turned 19 and I didn’t notice

    I was scrolling through notifications in the WordPress.com app this morning, and noticed that I had hit a milestone. I have been on WordPress.com for 17 years. To add to that, I have had this site in its various incarnations for just over 19 years. My first post on this site was published on 6 […]

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  • Heretic in the House podcast

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    I’ve been listening to the “Heretic in the House” podcast hosted by Professor Naomi Seidman. It’s a short series of about five episodes that explores attitudes towards people who leave the Orthodox Jewish Community to live a life that is “Off the Derech”, or “Off the Path”. https://www.hartman.org.il/program/heretic-in-the-house/ It is a really interesting and engaging […]

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  • Two important questions to ask yourself before you start your blog

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    I shared this on Mastodon earlier, and thought I’d re-share it here too. #PSA: The many recent (and no so recent) articles advocating for more people to #blog are wonderful. Just be mindful of which service you choose to build your blog on. ❓ Here are some questions to ask yourself when you select a […]

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  • Consistency of perspective

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    I really enjoyed this comment by Hank Green about consistency of perspective. He and John, his brother, had a short discussion in response to a question a listener sent to them on their podcast, Dear Hank & John: Consistency of perspective, and consistency of world view, is like a loyalty to a former self who […]

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  • Twitter is where I go to feel bad

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    I just shared this thought about Twitter, Mastodon and Tumblr on Mastodon, and thought I’d share it here too. I feel like Twitter is where I go to feel bad out, well, everything. Mastodon is where I go to lose myself in interesting and generally uplifting posts about all sorts of topics (so much so […]

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