Nice, sunny day to be outdoors

I've taken a couple days off this week to decompress after what feels like a pretty intense six months or so at work. Today turned out to be a really nice, warm day (we have rain and cold weather forecast for the rest of the week), so I went for a walk this morning. This…

Marriage v13.0

Today is our 13th wedding anniversary, and we both took the day off (I've taken the rest of this week off - I feel like I'm due for a breather from work after a busy ±8 months). We did a repeat of our last anniversary, and went for a hike up Givat HaTitora just outside…

Diabetic for 6 years

Today is the sixth anniversary of my Diabetes diagnosis. I remember the morning I received the news from my doctor. I had gone for blood tests because I was feeling thirsty almost constantly, and I noticed that my vision was a little fuzzy. I discovered that these are two typical symptoms of Diabetes later. At…

Remembering the Holocaust

Yesterday was International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Here in Israel, we commemorate the Holocaust later in the year, on Yom HaShoah. This isn't an event we only think about once a year. The ripples from this tragedy pervade our society. At the same time, we should have times when we intentionally, and mindfully look back at…

Keeping track of my media diet

This idea of tracking my media diet really appeals to me: Just like last year, I kept track of almost everything I read, watched, listened to, and experienced in my media diet posts.Jason Kottke I follow a few people who do this too, sometimes pretty publicly. I'm not sure that I'd want to share everything…

New Year’s resolutions are a little weird, and arbitrary

New Year's resolutions are a little weird. We pick this convenient change from one year to the next, and declare our intentions to do more or better. I'm not sure that we give much thought to why we pick this one date as the time for this rededication to some form of self-improvement. New Year's…

When Automatticians meet up

Being a distributed team has its challenges (and loads of benefits, too). We meet up with our teams at least once a year in person (last year our team met up in Rome), and the whole company meets up once a year for our Grand Meetup. Aside from these meetups, Automatticians also meet up in…
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