Friday, May 17th, 2019
China breaches US oil export sanctions against Iran, Debka reports. Oh dear.
There can only be religion where there is a desert country.
Gertrude Stein, Everybody’s Autobiography
Good bonkers, I’m Adam S Khan, the S being for Samuel.
I live in Brighton, England with Irit and our kids and right now no dogs.
Thanks for dropping by — it’s my pleasure to have you.
Thursday, November 12th, 2015
With the villain’s quasi-sibling bond to the hero, 2015’s 007 movie deflates to an incestuous Möbius Strip.
Monday, December 17th, 2012
I’ve tried to enjoy schlepping water, thinking that it serves to keep us to some human roots.
Wednesday, April 11th, 2012
Annoyances and upsets with the iPhone 4S have been more than offset by its screen, the silkiness of its surfaces, the camera, and the third-party market for both software and hardware.
Thursday, March 25th, 2010
It’s amazing, given the adulation he enjoyed elsewhere, that the Israeli public knew from the start not to trust US President Obama.
Monday, March 8th, 2010
It’s 1983: Go for the Apple IIe with 64k that could be opened up as a hobbyist machine? Or the smaller, sleeker and newer IIc with double the memory but a closed case?
Thursday, July 30th, 2009
There’s nothing else around here except empty desolate pretty hills. The Israel Trail passes by a bit to the west. The shops are mostly franchises, almost all homegrown: Super-Pharm, Aroma, Tzomet Sfarim, Cup O’ Joe’s, LaMetayel, Mega, Fox, Castro, H&O.
Tuesday, January 20th, 2009
So, finally, we stopped yesterday; the Israeli assault on Gaza of late 2008/early 2009 is over. With it, Israel lost moral purity and made vital strategic gains.
Friday, January 9th, 2009
Even if it did nothing, was just a prop in a futuristic movie, the MacBook Pro would be impressive; it’s like a sculpture of my previous computer, the MacBook, except it’s actually an improved computer!
Thursday, August 7th, 2008
Irit, the Jam and I walk from Brighton to Gatwick Airport.
Friday, December 7th, 2007
Ariel Sharon’s disengagement policy reflected an understanding that ownership of the Palestinian issue is shared with Egypt and Jordan. If Tony Blair were to acquire this view, perhaps he really could help facilitate an end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Thursday, October 25th, 2007
There she was, sitting outside the apartment block! How did she do it? Dogs—or at least Jam—must have some sort of navigational sense we don’t understand.
Monday, February 26th, 2007
I have had something very flattering: a request. Juan Carlos has asked me for comments on Casino Royale.
Thursday, February 8th, 2007
The Mrs is skeptical of David Allen’s Getting Things Done self-management system because it eschews the rigors of time management in lieu of what feels right. But GTD is about informed feeling.
Saturday, July 10th, 2004
I want to get people in my pics, but it’s tougher when you’re no longer a wide-eyed teenager, because people generally don’t like to think they are a spectacle.
Tuesday, June 18th, 2019
Perfect. The CSS Mindset by frontend web developer Max Böck, and one of those things I should have written myself were I sapiens sapiens.
Monday, June 17th, 2019
Saturday, June 15th, 2019
Who were the Icelandic Eurovision nutjobs?. Very much sons of privilege.
Thursday, June 13th, 2019
Hunger as Art is a 15-minute film released May 2019 by Israeli philosopher Daniel Milo, whose upcoming book Good Enough promises to be seminal. Via Venkatesh Rao’s ongoing exploration of mediocrity, Mediocratopia.
Saturday, June 8th, 2019
The Beta for Strapi v3 is out, with such major internal changes that it might well have been Strapi 4. Strapi is the Node-based self-hosted content management system / API generator that I use (though not yet for this site). The migration is quite involved, but for the first time I can remember, a migration like this went off without a hitch and worked first time! I’m very pleased with my choice of Strapi, even wearing the t-shirt. Bravo the Parisians!
Interesting /r/webdev thread: Does real web dev exist? Like the stuff they write all those articles about?. The consensus seems to be that the further along the spectrum from web site to web app, the more testing and whatnot becomes worthwhile.
Nice frank piece by Monica Lent, a software engineer in Berlin, about mistakenly believing one is a senior developer.
Sunday, May 26th, 2019
Goodbye, Judith Kerr, goodbye!
Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019
When you’re with someone you put up with stuff that makes you lose respect for them. And that is love.
Erin Hannon in The Office
Friday, May 17th, 2019
China breaches US oil export sanctions against Iran, Debka reports. Oh dear.
Thursday, May 16th, 2019
Beautiful — The Nippon Colors of Japan.
Tuesday, May 14th, 2019
The whole thing is available online, Venkatesh Rao’s masterful Nietzschian deconstruction of The Office.
Monday, May 13th, 2019
We must be facing this: David Gelertner on giving up Darwin. Like Smith’s invisible hand and even Newton’s laws of physics, these glorious, newly-algorithmic cosmologies — the precursors to our wonder-world of bitty digitalism — aren’t the full explanation.
A manifesto for the remaining sensible: “Tucker’s Right” by Michael Anton.
Friday, May 10th, 2019
First episode of Views on Vue that I’ve found worthwhile, on things people don’t like about Vue, including a discussion on language and translation.
Tuesday, April 30th, 2019
This detailed account of how The Guardian changed its tech stack provides an excellent peek into the workings of a large digital media outfit.
Friday, April 19th, 2019
In Commentary, her deputy recounts Nikki Haley’s time at the UN.
Thursday, April 11th, 2019
“Clients that come to you only for implementation are going to be your worst clients.” Yes! “The Strategic Independent” by Tom Critchlow.
Saturday, April 6th, 2019
Venkatesh is a treasure, what with his “Jonathan Livingstone Corporation” on solving not for money but aliveness.
Friday, March 22nd, 2019
Trump: “Time for the United States to fully recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights”. What fabulous news. What a mysterious blessing is this American from Queens.
Thursday, March 21st, 2019
James Bond: 50 Years of Main Title Design at Art of the Title. It’s by Ben Radatz, a partner at MK12 and co-director of Quantum of Solace‘s.
Wednesday, March 20th, 2019
Pika, a future without webpack. Looks good, back to sanity. While I’m greatly appreciative that the mass of work involved with compiling stuff gives us hot-loading on the client end and components on the dev end, hopefully the big process that makes that possible will be reduced.
Sunday, March 17th, 2019
Mathieu Triay on his Marvin Visions, a reinterpretation of the 1969 font Marvin by Michael Chave.
Saturday, March 16th, 2019
Waffle House Vistas, a photo essay.
Friday, March 15th, 2019
Trends in International Arms Transfers, 2018 [PDF] by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.
34 most popular GitHub JS repositories in March ’19 by Iren Korkishko
Monday, March 11th, 2019
Putting the ack! in acquihire: Our Incredible Journey.
Tuesday, March 5th, 2019
Thursday, January 24th, 2019
Some good clear thoughts on decision-making in this review by Agnes Callard of Steven Berlin Johnson’s book on the topic.
Thursday, January 17th, 2019
Jonathan Hoefler explores something that typeface designers have long known but that researchers have only now corroborated: horizontal lines appear thicker than vertical ones.
Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019
Tuesday, January 1st, 2019
Chronicling from “below the API line”, as Venkatesh Rao calls it, are Austin Murphy with “I Used to Write for Sports Illustrated. Now I Deliver Packages for Amazon” in The Atlantic and Lauren Hough with “I Was A Cable Guy. I Saw The Worst Of America” in The Huffington Post.
The depicted harshness of American work life for so many is terrible not just for those involved but for all. (Also these two share a prodigious unmet need to urinate on the job — is this the top new workplace tribulation?)
Monday, December 31st, 2018
The Six Day War, Fifty Years On is a series of articles by Tel Aviv University’s INSS think-tank including authors such as Gabi Siboni and Moshe Ya’alon.
Saturday, December 22nd, 2018
My first reading of Bikram’s second book in light of Bikram’s sexual assault accusations and exile from the USA, this one is not only weaker than his first due to a more lecturing tone and structure, now it seems downright tawdry, given the clean living Bikram advocates that he himself allegedly was not living up to. Ah well.
Sunday, December 16th, 2018
The nine totally must-read lessons of Brexit by Ivan Rogers, who was fired as Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the European Union for stating some of these truths. Abject.
Saturday, December 15th, 2018
Harvard’s Belfer Center has produced an English translation of the Israel Defense Forces’ 2015 formal defence doctrine directed mainly against Hizbollah. This is the first such publication, which is worrying because pieces of paper now comprise at least some elements of the country’s deterrence.
Friday, December 14th, 2018
Bikram’s Beginning Yoga Class
A re-read due to renewing my practice of Bikram’s hot yoga, again I’m struck by how perfectly balanced is its jaunty tone of humor, optimism and inclusion; it’s evidently a product of what in retrospect now seem the buoyant optimistic 1970s.
Thank you JINSA for this bracing, worrying overview of the situation between Israel and Hezballah: “Israel’s Next Northern War: Operational and Legal Challenges” [PDF].
Tuesday, December 11th, 2018
Our subterranean biosphere is teeming with some 20 billion tons of micro-organisms, scientists discover.
“The Effects of Bikram Yoga on Health: Critical Review and Clinical Trial Recommendations”, as published 2015 in Evidence-Based Complementary Alternative Medicine.
Expert looks to seal off attacks on swimmers...
NOT FUNNY: Decline of Comedy at Box-Office...
Norway island wants to be world's first time-free zone...
Will Ferrell Trouble Getting Movie Made...
New robotic dishwasher for restaurants taking dirty work out of kitchen...
'Very active' killer whale pod seen for first time ever in Monterey Bay...
World population projected to STOP growing by end of century...
Cape Cod learns to live with rise of great white shark...
Meth-fed 'attack squirrel' found caged during drug bust...
Films Bomb; Stars Fade...
Air Force arms bombers with hypersonic missile for first time...
Drenches passengers with scalding water... Sends 10 to hospital...
Wild turbulence slams flight attendant into plane ceiling...
Dairy Cows Fed Coffee Creamer For Best Milk Results At Award-Winning Farm...
BUZZFEED: Tony Robbins Punishes Followers By Making Them Drink Unidentified Brown Liquid...
Trump Drives Down Price of F-35 25% From Obama Level
Inside Donald Trump's Florida Obsession
What Trump Should Look For in His Next Press Secretary
What a Biden-Trump Presidential Race Might Look Like
Want the Truth? Put Your Money on Bill Barr, Not Jerry Nadler
All the President's Shrinking Sycophants
Big Victory for the Liberal Mob--Harvard Cancels Kyle Kashuv
Why Harvard's Rejection of Parkland Student Makes Sense
Oberlin Case Shows How Universities Are Losing Their Way
How Many Ways Is Michigan In Play in 2020?
How South Carolina Is Leading on Clean Energy Solutions
Trump Might Not Want War. Without Diplomacy He'll Get One.
Was It Legal for Democrats to Pay for the Dossier?
Why Harvard Is Correct to Dump Kyle Kashuv
The Kyle Kashuv Case Illustrates Harvard's Intellectual Rot
Links for the intellectually curious, ranked by readers.
New York to Approve One of the World’s Most Ambitious Climate Plans
Millionaire hacker gets 9 years in death of man building nuclear bunker tunnels
New Twist Found in the Story of Life’s Start
Ribbon (YC S17) is hiring engineers – help simplify healthcare using data
Generalized Algebraic Data Types: A Primer
How Fast can A Single Instance of Redis be?
Announcing Timescale Cloud
Amazon expands its air cargo fleet
Launch HN: Sqreen (YC W18) – Securing Web Apps
$1B for 20,000 Bay Area homes
Transforming a Tesla Model 3 into a Pickup Truck
Simple techniques to optimise Go programs
The worst morale-boosting gesture I've experienced
Pompeo at CENTCOM amid rising tensions with Iran
Shanahan abruptly resigns as acting US defense secretary
Russia and China strongly condemn US 1,000-troop deployment
New Pentagon pix of Iranians removing mine from Japanese tanker
Saudis report intercepting two Houthi bomb-packed drones
US intel: Iranian strike at major Saudi oil target imminent. Another 1,000 US troops for region
Egypt’s deposed president Morsi drops dead in court
Terrorism suspected in Palestinian rape of Jewish child of seven
Hamas reports progress in implementing understandings with Israel
Iran threatens to exceed permitted enriched uranium ceiling
Prepared for the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations
White House: Iran "Nuclear Blackmail" Must Be Met with International Pressure
Israeli Government Officials Not Invited to Bahrain Conference
U.S. Releases New Images of Oil Tanker Attack
Fatah Expels Mayor after Jews Attend Son's Wedding
U.S. Sending 1,000 More Troops to Middle East amid Tensions with Iran
Iran Is Playing with Fire
Iran's Elite Defense Force Finds New Funding Sources
Netanyahu: Step Up Sanctions If Iran Exceeds Enriched Uranium Limits
Former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi Dies during Trial
Bahrain Workshop on Palestinian Economy Is the Opportunity of a Generation
Cambridge Audience Laughs at Anti-Semitic "Joke" by Malaysian Prime Minister
Iran Defying Financial Action Task Force
New Zealand Government Website Wipes Israel Off the Map
Ayatollah Khamenei Warns of Using "Military Tools" to Beat the U.S.
Unraveling the mysteries of preprints and peer review
Ways to juggle fieldwork with kids in tow
University racism report: Cape Town replies
Academics join outcry sparked by Hong Kong’s contentious extradition bill
Heat to smash records every year across vast swathes of Earth
How adapting to research setbacks can pave the way to greater outcomes
Harness microbes for humanity’s future
Prepare river ecosystems for an uncertain future
From the archive
Unintended consequences of gender-equality plans
Africa’s science academy leads push for ethical data use
Psychiatry crisis is a chance to change tack
Plantations take economic pressure off natural forests
The master genes that sculpt tentacles and legs alike
Physicists tackle a delicate challenge: making the ideal crêpe
‘Hypocrite’ Rouhani rejects war as Iran’s drones target Saudi civilians
For Gulf economies, Chinese outbound tourism holds passport to riches
Bouteflika-era tycoon jailed for six months in Algeria
Sudan protesters urge night rallies amid standoff with army
US will maintain pressure campaign on Iran, says Pompeo
Syria clashes kill 45 fighters: monitor
Kuwait emir to visit Iraq amid Gulf tensions: KUNA
Syria says it does not want to fight with Turkey
Turkey orders arrest of 128 military personnel over suspected Gulen links
Iraqi cleric Al-Sadr threatens to withdraw support for Abdul Mahdi’s government
A quarterly magazine of urban affairs, published by the Manhattan Institute, edited by Brian C. Anderson.
Learning Nothing from Yesterday
St. Louis Blues
An Addiction Crisis Disguised as a Housing Crisis
Beating My Dad
Donald Trump promises ‘wild’ rally as he launches 2020 re-election campaign
Justin Trudeau’s cabinet approves controversial Trans Mountain pipeline expansion
Vietnam has a new partner in its old rivalry with China – the US
More than US$1 billion worth of cocaine seized in ‘one of largest’ drug busts in US history
Facebook reveals Libra cryptocurrency, sparking new privacy concerns and calls for regulation
Why don’t Hong Kong Canadians just say they are Chinese? Because of subethnicity, and this is why it matters
Boris Johnson fends off dwindling PM rivals in TV showdown as he says ‘the British people are thoroughly fed up’
US acting defence chief Patrick Shanahan steps aside after domestic abuse incidents surface
Robert Lighthizer: ‘Absolutely’ OK to use tariffs to squeeze nations on non-trade issues
Italian great-grandmother Giuseppina Robucci, Europe’s oldest person, dies aged 116
Brain candy for Happy Mutants
Trump's Fourth Of July 'Salute to America' now includes Air Force One flyover of Mall
NASA accused of misrepresenting costs in new GAO report, Trump's moon mission now threatened
Complete instructions for making a replica of the Minivac 601 educational computer kit
On Paul McCartney's birthday today, listen to Tammy Wynette cover "Yesterday"
The world's first Tesla pickup truck
Video of violent turbulence on a flight
50 people from 50 US states speak in their local accents
Cheap wireless laser printer with 3rd party toner is the way to go
Vast majority of truck-driving jobs are not under threat from automation
Independent tribunal concludes that Falun Gong prisoners in China are targeted for organ harvesting
The British press used to be amazingly homophobic, and the backsliding has begun
Howto: make better salads
Canada's telcoms regulator adopts a sweeping new pro-competition agenda
Elizabeth Warren profile: portrait of a savvy politician who appeals to working people, and who can get stuff done
Libra responds to my queries
The Libra reserve, discussion of background documents
Tuesday assorted links
The new Facebook cryptocurrency
Education sentences to ponder
Why China is not close to democratizing
*The Great Successor*
Monday assorted links
*The Great Cauldron: A History of Southeastern Europe*, by Marie-Janine Calic
Whale carrying costs > whale liquidity premium
Sunday assorted links
That was then, this is now
Zimbabwean passport seigniorage is the best kind of Zimbabwean seigniorage
Neglected Open Questions in the Economics of Artificial Intelligence
Where the design community meets.
Any designers using Framer X? Why or why not?
Whimsical Mind Maps: In-Page Interactive Demo
Show DN: Boxy Suite 2 – Gmail, Calendar, Keep and Contacts for Mac
How the Slack blog’s content strategy works
Stubborn - Free Illustrations Generator
Building a Design System UI Component using Framer X
PV Solar Energy website redesign
Experience working for a corporation as a designer (internal or external)
Calibra | Digital Wallet for Libra Cryptocurrency
Marking Required Fields in Forms
Madgraphism new portfolio
How to Manage Your Design Team Effectively
As a Product Designer, what are your essential tools?
Ultimate Guide to Website Design Cost in 2019
A case study on how to create a case study
Rumors and news on everything Apple since 1997
Here are all the receivers and speakers that are getting AirPlay 2
Dish might pay $6B or more for Sprint & T-Mobile assets including Boost Mobile
PCIe 6.0 will double the bandwidth of PCIe 5.0 to 256GB/s in 2021
Review: Satechi M1 wireless mouse gets the aluminum treatment
Google Calendar was down for some users across the globe [u]
watchOS 6 should support direct-to-Apple Watch software updates
App Store continues to vastly outpace Google Play in consumer spending
Here are 40+ changes in iOS 13 beta 2
CalDigit's Connect 10G joins Thunderbolt 3 Macs to 10-gigabit Ethernet networks
Satechi releases HomeKit-capable Dual Smart Outlet
Kanex launches iAdapt USB-C Multiport Docking Station for 2018 iPad Pro
Opinions on corporate and brand identity work.
Spotted: New Logo and Identity for Skuratov Coffee by White Russian Studio
Spotted: New Logo for The Philadelphia Inquirer done In-house
Linked: Warriors in Alternate Universe
Noted: New Logo and Identity for Destination Canada by Cossette
Reviewed: New Logo, Identity, and Packaging for FENTY by Commission
Spotted: New Logo for Tetris
Spotted: New Logo and Identity for The Marketing Society by Bloom
Linked: 2019 LogoLounge Trends
Noted: New Logos for Golden State Warriors
Reviewed: New Logo and Identity for Correos by Summa
Announced: No Posts Until June 17
Noted: New Logo and Identity for Eyebeam by Mother Design
Reviewed: Friday Likes 289: From Un Barco, Mubien, and AURG Studio
Spotted: New Logo for Sault Ste. Marie by Scott Thornley + Company
Biting the hand that feeds IT
experiments in refactored perception
Worlding Raga 6: World To Live
Refactor Camp Livestream This Weekend
Freelance C# Developer
Freelance Visual Designer
Social media photographer
Data Scientist to create Informatics system
Fundraising Direct Mail Design
Freelance Unity Developer
Food Retail RFID Project
Advertising Design with Motion
Freelance Google Ads
Animated Music Video
Charity DM Graphic Designers
Freelance Web Design