Interview with Stephan Ango, Obsidian CEO
I really enjoyed Nicole can der Hoeven’s and Andy Polaine’s interview with Stephan Ango (aka kepano), Obsidian’s CEO, recently.
Heretic in the House podcast
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…
DnD Beyond catching up with Sly Flourish
I enjoying reading/watching Sly Flourish‘s content. I think I’m slowly becoming a better GM thanks to his advice. He has a great set of interviews with the @DnDBeyond that are worth watching. Here's the initial discussion about the #ReturnoftheLazyDM approach: Also enjoying this discussion about the super helpful encounter builder and combat tracker on @DnDBeyond…
Our daughter asked me why people hate Jews?
Our 10 year old daughter asked me two nights ago why people hate Jews? I’ve thought about this a lot. The explanations that I’ve come up with are: 1. Perhaps we Jews are just fundamentally evil? 2. People misunderstand, and fear Jews. I’m clearly biased, being a Jewish Israeli. I don’t believe that we are…
All the races of Middle Earth
I enjoyed this introduction to the various races of Middle Earth: I’m very tempted to try figure out which of Tolkein’s books delve into the history of Middle Earth, before the events of The Hobbit, and Lord of the Rings. Well, I know there are earlier books. I have a little research to work out…
Stand against racism
The wave of violence spreading across the United States is shocking, even as the growing protests are understandable. It boggles my mind that this country, the “land of the free”, is still mired in deeply routed racism, and inequality. Every society has its challenges, certainly. Israel is no different. We have divides of our own.…
How The Hacker Who Saved The Internet Redeemed Himself
I read a fascinating story in Wired about Marcus Hutchins, a hacker who used lessons from years of writing malware to save the Internet from WannaCry, only to come to terms with his past misdeeds at the height of his success.