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…

This song goes well with the smell of apples and cinnamon

My wife baked an apple crumble for us this cold and rainy afternoon. As the smell of apples and cinnamon filled it apartment, this song, Mountain Air by Cody Francis, was playing on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/77qXYSc3ssAzXflU9deLHe?si=3h-3wLOeRi6GdswLTyNPNg As song and smell pairings go, this is a good one! Update: Here's what that smell was all about: My…

Discovering Spotify’s Discover Weekly playlist

It's a pretty chilly, rainy weekend so we've had a pretty laid back weekend at home with our kids. My wife and I re-watched the sci-fi classic, Serenity, for the nth time (still awesome after 13 years). Afterwards, I switched over to some music and, instead of picking a favourite playlist, I opted for the…

Thunderstorms and why I’m so glad I work from home

There are many reasons why I'm glad I can work from home. Rainy, Winter days are definitely one of those reasons. Today is pretty cold (for Israel at any rate), and we have rain forecast for the whole day. We've had a small downpour already this morning: https://youtu.be/XVwURTd71mM A hailstorm arrived as our kids were…
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