When Lin-Manuel Zoom-bombed Some Good News and a young girl was speechless

Ok, the title really could have been longer. Actor John Krasinski (The Office, Jack Ryan) has a YouTube series titled “Some Good News”. In Episode 2, he, his wife, and friends rendered a young girl utterly speechless when they surprised her on a Zoom call. Oh, the friends included Lin-Manuel Miranda, and the cast of…… Continue reading When Lin-Manuel Zoom-bombed Some Good News and a young girl was speechless

Just geek out and walk

Photo by Quang Nguyen Vinh

I just went out for a walk in a nearby park. That shouldn’t be particularly noteworthy except for the times we find ourselves in. What made the walk especially enjoyable (well, aside from being out in glorious weather), was the opportunity to just geek out over this interview with Felicia Day on the Id10t podcast…… Continue reading Just geek out and walk

Jocks playing Dungeons and Dragons

Photo by Alex Chambers on Unsplash

When you think about the types of people who play the game, you probably don’t think of jocks playing Dungeons and Dragons, but they do. The stereotypical DnD player is probably a pimply teenager in their basement, or something, but this doesn’t give you an accurate picture of who is playing the game these days…… Continue reading Jocks playing Dungeons and Dragons

Serendipitous discovery leads to David Tewes photographic exhibition

Your Shutter bug Chris Finke, a colleague at Automattic, discovered a box of slides that were taken by the late David Tewes, Chris’ father-in-law’s cousin while Chris and his wife were going through his late father-in-law’s things. According to MPR News – On a spring day three years ago, Chris and Christina Finke were clearing…… Continue reading Serendipitous discovery leads to David Tewes photographic exhibition

Music in the park with Tal Kravitz

Tal Kravitz performed in the park as part of Modiin's Autumn Festival

Tal Kravitz performed at one of our city’s annual Autumn music festival events in a neighbourhood park yesterday. According to his bio on his Facebook Page – Tal Kravitz is a musician and a singer educated at Israel’s finest music institutions. He is also a traveler who journeyed on a personal search for original tribal…… Continue reading Music in the park with Tal Kravitz

Capturing your bucket shot

Lake Moraine, licensed CC BY NC ND 2.0 by Laurent Gass PHOTOGRAPHIE

I enjoyed Peter McKinnon’s short film about his journey to achieving one of his goals, titled “Bucket Shot” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r25IWquxe9s His aim was to capture the popular Lake Moraine, with snow-covered mountains, while the lake was still liquid. It’s a beautiful scene, and well worth watching the film. Featured image: Laurent Gass PHOTOGRAPHIE, licensed CC…… Continue reading Capturing your bucket shot

… you can create blocks like it’s 1999

I’m watching Matt Mullenweg’s “State of the Word 2019” from the recent WordCamp US, and almost snorted my tea when he had this to say about the new colour gradients feature for blocks in Gutenberg v6.8: You can create blocks like it’s 1999 …Matt Mullenweg, speaking at WCUS 2019 You can find Matt’s keynote… Continue… Continue reading … you can create blocks like it’s 1999

The mountains won’t remember you

Photo by Will Tarpey on Unsplash

I really enjoyed Peter McKinnon’s video titled “The Mountains Won’t Remember Me” for a few reasons. To begin with, his photography is awe inspiring. The video was created from a shoot in Banff, Canada. It’s probably one of the most beautiful regions I’ve every seen, albeit through McKinnon’s video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Z0lv6qlj0Q The mountains, the hills, and…… Continue reading The mountains won’t remember you