Southern Israel is under attack at the moment. This is what it looks like.

Southern Israel is under attack, again. Hamas and its allies have been firing hundreds of rockets at Israeli towns and cities for the last day or so. Imagine that you were in this situation: https://youtu.be/lf7lqTXGXF0 Image credit: Israel Defense Forces, licensed CC BY-NC 2.0

Ambling around Lisbon

We had a free day today, as our team meetup winds down. I went for a casual walk around part of Lisbon that we hadn't seen yet with two colleagues today. Usually, when I walk, I walk. This time, we literally ambled along in the general direction of the coast. We didn't actually reach the [...]

My Lisbon experience

I'm in Lisbon for my team's meetup (last year we were in Rome). Our first day was a free day, and we went on a walking tour of parts of Lisbon. It was a terrific introduction to this city. Of course, I made plenty of photos. We took the Metro to where we were going [...]

Touring Mini Israel and exploring Israeli tanks

Last weekend we hired a car, and went out for much of the day on the Saturday. We opted for two local attractions: Mini IsraelPark Latrun (a military tank museum) Mini Israel Mini Israel is pretty much what it sounds like. It's a park with miniature versions of various Israeli cities, and attractions. I had [...]

Spider-Man Loves You

I'm working with my team at a meetup in Lisbon, and really enjoying this track from the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse soundtrack: https://open.spotify.com/track/7xDVDHawfjHNoKjzzQsbTQ?si=25FfvqphQbOhssGULLbPww

Opportunistic diversions for 2019-04-17

I watched a couple interesting videos that I enjoyed, and thought I'd share: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5PvHlk3yig This Engadget video about the differences between DSLR and mirrorless cameras is terrific. Chris Schodt did a great job explaining both camera categories, and the advantages each type has. Well worth watching. https://twitter.com/ChrisSchodt/status/1117883051973865473 Leonardo Da Vinci was clearly a remarkable person, [...]

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! From Robin Moul Robin also posted a tweet of her in the dress at a Star Wars Celebration event: https://twitter.com/robinmoul/status/1117533717529026561 Hat tip [...]

Family trip to the Eretz Israel Museum

We had national elections in Israel this last Tuesday, 9 April. Elections days are public holidays in Israel, so we took advantage of the day off to have a family outing. We decided to head to the Eretz Israel Museum in Tel Aviv. I had been to the museum a couple times with our kids, [...]

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