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: https://alex.blog/2018/10/22/two-years/ 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…

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" - https://open.spotify.com/track/7z40FeBqt9U0DaDQxEmxUV?si=ADS7LPfSQ6G69b5QHu-w1w I really enjoy this track,…

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): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqigzj97Vpo 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…

A peek inside Alex Ross’ studio (and his collection)

I'm a huge fan of Alex Ross' work, especially for DC Comics. I have a couple graphic novels that he did the artwork for, and they're some of my favourite books. CBS This Morning's Anthony Mason visited Ross in his studio, and spoke to him about his career painting superheroes. Ross' "toy" collection, alone, is…

Erik Witsoe’s timeless photography

One of the photographers I follow is Erik Witsoe. I see his work when I scroll through my Flickr feed, and I really like his style. His "Time Pieces" photograph caught my attention this morning: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ewitsoe/44614509050/in/feed Erik Witsoe | BLOG | Facebook | Medium | 500px | Twitter | Instagram | FlickrWarsaw, Poland Autumn Here…

“I will keep blogging … for as long as I love and enjoy it”

I'm watching Georgie Luhur Cooke's talk at DDD Sydney titled "Your blog ≠ everyone else’s blog", and this quote stood out for me: I will keep blogging not for as long as someone reads it, but for as long as I love and enjoy itGeorgie Luhur Cooke in "My Blogging Values" I really like the…
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