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- Nice day for a walk. Enjoying my new Samsung Galaxy S21 phone’s cameras too! 📷
- I have grown to like having my daughter sitting at the same table as me for her remote lessons, except when she updates me every 5 seconds about how utterly painful her drawn-out Zoom classes are. I definitely feel for her though.
- I went for a long run this morning, and I’m pretty proud of myself for completing this distance. It’s the longest run I’ve ever done.
- I ran my #wwwp5k virtual race this morning. It was a beautiful morning for a run. I can probably improve on my pace though. Good thing I can do it again later this December. 🏃🏻♂️
- I’m pretty sure there are news editors just waiting to publish a headline to the effect of “Mr Trump, You’re Fired!”. 🤔 The irony will be amazing.
- “With the power of Yeet, I was able to teleport to the island …” Something I wasn’t expecting to hear from my kids today. 😜
- As challenging as this morning’s run was, it was a beautiful morning to go running. 🏃🏻♂️📷
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We had dinner with (vaccinated) friends recently. We moved on to the topic of #vaccination (as one does), and they commented that while the value of the #COVID19vaccines is pretty clear at this point, they can understand that many people are hesitant to be vaccinated because they are concerned about the long-term effects of the… Continue reading Thoughts about concern about the long-term effects of the vaccine
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… Continue reading DnD Beyond catching up with Sly Flourish
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… Continue reading Our daughter asked me why people hate Jews?
I’m fascinated by Plus Codes, a @googlemaps initiative to give people without conventional street addresses, a GPS-based address that can be used to receive mail or assistance when they need it. I’ve noticed #PlusCodes in Google Maps, and didn’t really explore them further. Take this one as an example. It’s apparently a beautiful hiking spot… Continue reading Plus Codes are the addresses you didn’t know you have
Every now and then I look at my very mid-range phone, and I'm just amazed that we have this technology in our hands. I still remember when the Nokia N97 was the most advanced device I had seen. Of course, the phone I remember the most fondly was the Nokia 6310i. I had the silver… Continue reading The amazing technology in our hands
After exploring Notion and Dynalist for my game preparation for Dungeons and Dragons games, I’ve settled on Obsidian for Dungeons and Dragons games, as my preferred tool. There are other amazing tools for sure. This is the one that best fits how I like to prepare my games, and I thought I’d share that in… Continue reading How I use Obsidian for Dungeons and Dragons games
As you may have seen in the media, Israel has been vaccinating citizens with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Because I’m diabetic, and over 40, I qualify for earlier access to the vaccine. I was finally able to make my appointments for the two doses. Photo by CDC on Unsplash
I ran my first half marathon this morning as part of my Garmin 10k coaching plan. I had to leave really early to give myself time to complete what turned out to be a 22km route around my city. I felt pretty good for the first two thirds of the run, and started to feel… Continue reading My first half marathon
I’m on week 10 of my 10k coaching plan with Garmin. As part of that plan, I ran my longest run so far, yesterday. It was an “easy” long run of about 17.7km (not counting warm up and cool down). I stepped out just after 6am, and set out on my route that would take… Continue reading My longest run so far
45 feels like a milestone, although I couldn’t tell you which milestone it is, aside from a vaguely significant number. At least, 45 seems more significant than 44, or even 46, with the next big number being 50. I’ve taken a couple days off to celebrate my birthday, and have a mini-staycation after a particularly… Continue reading 45
As you may have heard by now, Google is going to start charging for all photos uploaded to Google Photos from June 2021, not just full resolution images. While this may be alarming for some users, I would rather pay for Google Photos. Why would I say such a thing after having an option to… Continue reading I would rather pay for Google Photos
Israeli politics in a nutshell
This exchange basically represents Israeli politics for me. 😂
Source: Times of Israel