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Another year has passed, and it's my birthday again! 🎉 Quite a lot has changed in the last year. Last year, I looked back on 2017, and where my path had taken me. https://pauljacobson.me/2017/12/08/42/ I pretty much ended my retrospective with the following: While I don’t have all the answers (not even remotely), perhaps being…

Settling In For The Ride Home

I don't use Instagram's Boomerang app that often. It's fun with my kids at times. I was playing around with it last night when we were waiting for a train and captured this fun video: [video src="https://pauljacobson.me/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/VID_171231119_225405_595-1.mp4" height="406" width="720"][/video]

Those crazy, early months as a learner Israeli

Bibi is another learner Israeli who arrived here about 3 months ago. She is blogging about her experiences and, when I read her latest post, it reminds me what we experienced a few months ago (and still do).

Bureaucracy and South Africa’s new Immigration Act rules

I just read an interesting overview of South Africa's new Immigration Act rules which have just kicked in which require international travelers entering and leaving South Africa to produce birth certificates and identity documentation for kids and parents. Two things stand out for me. The first is the administrative headache traveling to and from South Africa with…

Just give me a bigger phone, keep the iPad

Om Malik published an interesting post about Apple's iPhone sales and the impact the iPhone 6+ seems to be having on iPad sales. He singled out the larger iPhone 6+ in particular: If you want to see the impact of the iPhone 6+, look no further than iPad sales: about $9 billion during the quarter, which…

Heading north on the Gautrain

I'm heading to Centurion with my wife this morning for some civil service admin and, hopefully, a more efficient process. I'm using the trip as an opportunity to capture more Gautrain images for my collection. I managed to delete my RAW files from my Rhodesfield collection (I still cringe when I think about it). I…
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