Nice to know that Keanu Reeves is a genuinely nice person

I stumbled across this post on Kottke.org about how “Keanu Reeves Keeps His Hands to Himself“, and linked through to another story about how he’s a genuinely nice, and generous person. This second story is based on a Reddit thread that includes anecdotes from people who have met Reeves, and is worth reading. What I […]

My introduction to Narkis and Claire Guerreso

I’ve been listening to two artists I hadn’t come across until recently. The first artist who’s new to me is an Israeli artist/band called Narkis. I head their song ״ממה אתה בורח״ (“What are you running from?”) in a Spotify playlist titled ״בדרך״ yesterday, and I’m obsessed: I went looking for a music video for […]

This is how you dress for a Star Wars convention

Robin Moul apparently made this awesome Star Wars dress, completed with hand lettering. It’s brilliant! The hair stick things (there’s probably a real name for them – I’m clueless) are a nice touch! Robin also posted a tweet of her in the dress at a Star Wars Celebration event: Hat tip to my ever vigilant […]

Sad news as Alex Mills passes away

I didn’t know Alex well, but I’ve been following his journey for about six months, starting with his news last October that he was in remission: Unfortunately, his cancer returned, and it proved to be a tougher challenge this time around. In this short time that I followed Alex, his courage was nothing less than […]

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 […]

Enjoying 9 Dead Alive by Rodrigo y Gabriela

One of our many, many Slack channels at Automattic is one that focuses on great soundtracks, and other instrumental music. We usually share movie, TV, and game soundtracks in the channel. The other day, I mentioned how I’d love to find more music like Cody Francis’ “Mountain Air” – I really enjoy this track, but […]

Whiteboarding future greatness

I really like this photo that Kelsey shared on Flickr. What I like about this are the shadows, and the contrasts on the whiteboard.

Imagine almost cycling around the world, every year

Wired’s video about ultra-endurance bicycle rider, Lael Wilcox, is well worth watching if you’re interested in cycling (here’s a story on Wired.com): I used to cycle everywhere in my teens because, well, that’s how I got around. My father was really into cycling, and I remember riding a pretty long race with him. We didn’t […]

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