I enjoyed this introduction to the various races of Middle Earth: https://youtu.be/yZvH4wIKGCM 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…… Continue reading All the races of Middle Earth
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.…… Continue reading Stand against racism
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.
I noticed a new(ish) video podcast, AWNP Unplugged, with Critical Role’s Sam Riegel, and Liam O’Brien. It’s terrific, I’m enjoying it. They’re basically just connecting, and chatting about the pandemic, the importance of being connected to each other, and more. https://youtu.be/rOzCBZ5RIqo I’m sitting on one of our couches, blogging random stuff, and enjoying the conversation.…… Continue reading Enjoying Sam and Liam talking about stuff
When I sit down to have lunch with our kids, I typically watch my favourite science shows on YouTube. I have three (give or take): PBS Eons;SciShow (along with SciShow Space); andIt’s Okay To Be Smart. I’m pretty sure our kids enjoy the shows, I certainly do. I also realised that there’s some overlap between…… Continue reading My favourite science shows
Of course it isn’t just Bill Gates, but he, his wife, and all the people who work with him are doing tremendous good. Still, I totally agree with Dave Winer here: We often wait to say the good things about people until they’re gone and can’t hear it. I just wanted to say about Bill…… Continue reading All the good Bill Gates is doing
Astrophysicist Katie Mack published a wonderful video titled “Disorientation” just over a year ago that combines cosmic images with her poem of the same name. https://youtu.be/2wT1-bRj9wI I found out about the video while watching another terrific video commemorating the Hubble Telescope’s 30 anniversary on the It’s Ok To Be Smart channel, titled “Fly Through a…… Continue reading Beautiful Cosmic Disorientation