Sunday, February 21st, 2016
Sunday, February 21st, 2016
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.
Friday, March 22nd, 2019
Trump: “Time for the United States to fully recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights” what amazing great 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 the Quantum of Solace title sequence.
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.
A screed we need: “When Supplements Become Substitutes” by Joshua Mitchell in the redoubtable City Journal. This conceptual framework clarifies much of what Western societies are concerned about regarding themselves.
Monday, December 10th, 2018
The Formula: The Universal Laws of Success
This book seems like one for our times: a self-improvement topic given fresh life by being supported by social science data. There are sufficient surprising results — similar to say Daniel Kahneman’s Thinking Fast, Thinking Slow — to warrant reading, despite, when stepping back and taking it on the whole, the thing feeling largely self-evident. But it is not, and probably deserves a reread.
Sunday, December 9th, 2018
The insect apocalypse is here, reports The New York Times. This seems likely to be what does us all in; indeed most of us already have been.
Monday, November 19th, 2018
Saturday, November 17th, 2018
“Respected journalist” Joel Golby has pulled off a rather spectacular series of mini-essays for Vice in Choose Your Own Adventure: Friday Night Edition!. More relevant perhaps for people say a quarter of a century younger than me, but one can appreciate.
Thursday, November 15th, 2018
The more you keep your mouth shut, the more fertile you become.
If you don’t give literature a decisive part to play in your existence, then you haven’t got anything but a show of culture.
Sunday, November 11th, 2018
It All Adds Up
Bellow is meaty to pick up on any topic; we’re confident in the arms of a leading novelist. His tributes to old friends read the richest, even though impressionistic, more journalistic pieces such as his coverage of the Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty signing are also satisfying.
Saturday, November 10th, 2018
According to The Secret Anglo-French War in the Middle East by Prof. Meir Zamir, British Intelligence provoked the Arabs to invade Israel in 1948. The link is to an episode of the Tel Aviv Review podcast featuring Zamir.
Wednesday, November 7th, 2018
A savvy 69-year-old Dutchman who “identifies as 45” aims to legally reduce his age.
Tuesday, November 6th, 2018
Concentration without effort is the heart of the thing.
America and I, both exceptional, would together elude prediction and defy determinism.
The degree to which you challenge your own beliefs and expose them to destruction is a test of your worth as a novelist.
Telling all is the function of intellectuals.
The historic task of a civilization is to remake the world in its own image.
Thursday, November 1st, 2018
In this survey of Palestinian opinion conducted 25-27 October 2018 in the West Bank and Gaza [.doc] by the Center for Opinion Polls and Survey Studies at An-Najah University, there’s a drop in support for “the creation of a Palestinian state on the 1967 borders as a final solution for the Palestinian cause” from a mere 34.6% to a meager 16.4% if it includes “some land exchange”. But if they don’t want this, what do they think they can achieve that’s any better?
Important to consider: despite choice fatigue, users do benefit from some symbolic choices, this piece argues.
Tuesday, October 30th, 2018
Species eradication and wiping out animal populations seem to me a more dire problem than mere climate change. It should be our environmental priority.
Thursday, October 25th, 2018
British influence in the EU has been far greater than recognised, this piece argues. If this was better understood in Britain — and if, say, the BBC had devoted a couple of hours a week to pure Europe news — I’m guessing Britons would be much more pro-Europe today and the Brexit own-goal would not have occurred.
Wednesday, October 17th, 2018
The 1953 Bergren Residence, on the market for $2m, is a pretty Wrightian Lautner, especially around the fireplace.
Tuesday, October 16th, 2018
Sunday, October 14th, 2018
You’re ♬ never ♫ too old ♬ to ♫ be young. “The Average Age of a Successful Startup Founder Is 45” in the Harvard Business Review.
Search underway for $500,000 of Baltimore mayor's books sold to hospital...
Robbed 20 years ago from wealthy Saudi's yacht...
Air Force struggles to explain mystery craft plummeting over Alaska...
Tony Romo wants record $10 million a year to stay at CBS...
Men-Only Cuddling Group Aims To Provide Healing Experience...
Stolen Picasso unearthed by 'Indiana Jones of art'...
Exorcist Blasts WALMART Satanic Products...
Chief Justice Roberts Denies Gun Owners' Request to Stay Ban on Bump Stocks...
Acid test: How psychedelic virtual reality can help end society's mass bad trip...
Hamas reveals weak spot in Netanyahu re-election campaign...
No halt to flare-up despite 'ceasefire'...
Stop using Nazi death camp as cute photo backdrop, Auschwitz asks...
'Dark day for internet'...
Israel strikes after Gaza rocket attack...
Politicized Justice: Democracy Does Not Just Die in Darkness
The Collusion Fraud Frame-Up Was a Crime
James Comey Is Now Exposed
Mueller Did His Investigation for a World We Don't Inhabit
Don't Let Trump Pretend He's Been Vindicated
How I Knew Russia Collusion Was a Lie From the Start
Mueller Just Gave Democrats a Gift. Will They Take It?
Our Border's in Crisis, and Congress Is Ignoring It
Teacher Pay Gap Is a National Failure. Here's How to Fix It.
The Media Should Never Apologize to Donald Trump
ISIS Is Like a Chronic Disease
The Left Will Now Target Attorney General Barr
As the Mueller Probe Ends, New Russiagate Myths Begin
Trump Bullying Media Into Falsely Exonerating Him
It Was All a Lie
Links for the intellectually curious, ranked by readers.
Open Sourcing Peloton, Uber’s Unified Resource Scheduler
Apple Violated Qualcomm Patent, U.S. Trade Judge Rules
Elementary Applied Topology [Book]
Repl.it is hiring mobile/frontend/backend hackers to build the future of coding
FTC Issues Orders to Examine Privacy Practices of Seven U.S. Broadband Providers
Why Is Silicon Valley So Obsessed with the Virtue of Suffering?
Google today officially launched AMP for Email
Working for a startup makes less sense, unless you are into the mission
Jepsen: YugaByte DB 1.1.9
Morning Cup of Coding – A curated daily newsletter for programmers of all fields
‘Worse than doing time’: life on the wrong side of China’s social credit system
The Startup Empathy Dilemma: As Power Grows, Empathy Often Diminishes
Darpa teams up with NSF to develop ASICs tailored for ML applications
Mumble – Open source, low latency, high quality voice chat software
Google will open a new office complex and add hundreds of jobs in Taiwan
Syrian Kurds call for international tribunal for ISIS captives
Netanyahu orders more forces deployed to Gaza sector
While claiming a truce, Hamas carries on with terror incidents
Israeli air force bombs three symbols of Hamas rule in Gaza. Sderot home hit. Hamas offers truce
Hamas claims a ceasefire agreed with Israel
A Sderot house struck by rocket volley from Gaza. Some intercepted by Iron Dome
Trump signs directive recognizing Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan
The British-Israeli Wolf family lost their home in rocket attack
Authorities in Greater Tel Aviv ordered to open shelters
IDF launches large-scale counter-terror operation in Gaza
Prepared for the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations
Assad Loyalists Are Turning on Syria's Government as Living Standards Deteriorate
British-Israeli Family's Home Destroyed in Hamas Rocket Attack
Syrians Are Practicing with S-300 Air Defense System
Israel's UN Ambassador: A Hamas Rocket Has Reached My Home
Israeli Boy Injured by Gunfire from Neighboring Arab Village
Hamas Has Developed a Vast Arsenal in Gaza
Trump's Golan Decision Is Moral and Strategic
U.S. Sanctions Iranians Named in Nuclear Archive Exposed by Israel
Proclamation: U.S. Recognizes the Golan Heights as Part of the State of Israel
U.S. Sanctions Organizations and Individuals Linked to Iran's Past Nuclear Weapons Effort
Gazans: Hamas Dragging Us into War
France Stops Iran's Mahan Air Flights
North Korean Hackers Target Israel
IDF Hits Targets in Gaza as Palestinians Fire 60 Rockets at Israel
AIPAC's Washington Conference Will Reflect American Support for Israel
Hardy Brazilian frogs dig deep to escape drought
Wallace Smith Broecker (1931-2019)
Hidden flaws in common piece of lab kit could botch experiments
Why Cyclone Idai is one of the Southern Hemisphere’s most devastating storms
Five scientists explain how they decided whether to move to another country for their work or studies
Alexander von Humboldt: the graphic novel
Cellular censuses to guide cancer care
Globe to gut: inside Big Food
Top US institutes still aren’t reporting clinical-trial results on time
From the archive
Daily briefing: Win a beautiful boxed set of all the elements in the periodic table
The CRISPR fix that could combat inherited blood disorders
Make polluters pay for fluorochemical clean-up
Rent or conference — early-career researchers shouldn’t have to choose
Brexit threatens biosecurity — from data to strategy
Daesh militants kill 7 US-backed fighters in Syria: commanders
Three women, baby die after migrant boat sinks off Turkey
Tense calm in Gaza after Israel, Hamas exchange heavy fire
Dozens of Houthis killed as battles rage in Yemen
Saudi Arabia joins Arab states in condemning US decision on Golan
US approves $3.8 billion F-16 sale to Morocco
Palestinian journalist wins appeal over Gaza graft report
Syria’s Kurds hand three Russian orphans to Moscow
Erdogan: Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia could be turned into mosque
President Donald Trump officially recognizes Israeli sovereignty of Golan Heights
A quarterly magazine of urban affairs, published by the Manhattan Institute, edited by Brian C. Anderson.
More, More, More
Deeper Down the Rabbit Hole
Debts No Honest State Can Pay
Israel’s PM Benjamin Netanyahu threatens to do ‘a lot more’ after overnight flare-up with Gaza
I’ll buy planes from China? Maybe not, says Malaysia’s Mahathir Mohamad – but EU should still rethink its war on palm oil
China’s fragile trade economy could be at risk, as EU outlook goes from bad to worse
Future London embassy’s link to era of Chinese ‘humiliation and sorrow’
Chinese contractors in talks to build two highways in Moldova, extending China’s infrastructure order book in eastern Europe
500-year-old wound ripped open as Mexico’s president asks Spain to apologise for conquest. Spain says no
Asylum seekers who sheltered Edward Snowden embrace new life in Canada after ‘living in hell’ in Hong Kong
Cold war is back: Steve Bannon helps revive US committee to target ‘aggressive totalitarian foe’ China
Nasa cancels first all-women spacewalk because there aren’t enough well-fitting suits
Trump gives Golan Heights ‘gift’ to Israel’s Netanyahu, who compares him to a Persian king
Brain candy for Happy Mutants
Article 13 will wreck the internet because Swedish MEPs accidentally pushed the wrong voting button
Enjoy watching this fancy smartphone car entry system fail utterly
Remake of teen witch classic "The Craft" is underway
Great deal on a 6qt enameled cast iron dutch oven
Use this discount code to get this cordless drill at a discount
Volunteers spend 60 days in bed... for space science!
Man "driving around a college campus without pants" arrested
Unvaccinated minors banned from public places in NY's Rockland County
Air Wolf hand dryer
Listen to David Bowie hear a touching birthday message from Scott Walker
A writer explains why she quit big cities and moved to the midwest
Libby is my very most favorite app because free books
Man breaks obscure English laws, tried to get arrested
“Procrastination is an emotion regulation problem, not a time management problem,” says psychologist
Population Growth and Technological Change: One Million B.C. to 1990
Tuesday assorted links
Tabarrok on Bail
The real Horatio Alger story?
Why do states privatize their prisons?
The best sentence I read today
Monday assorted links
Are all humans South Africans?
Why is there so much suspicion of big business?
The winners and losers of the Mueller revelations
Sunday assorted links
The economic ecology of Jews as a rural service minority
What do concert audiences really want?
Ross Douthat on some reasons for the electoral college
Saturday assorted links
Where the design community meets.
Add AR Effects to your Designs
Exploding 3D Objects with Three.js
Killed By Google is a digital graveyard of the company’s dead products
Do you all agree that studio's or agencies should have pricing upfront?
Saying goodbye to "Good enough"
A Guide to Better Designer Client Relationships
Show DN: I made on puzzle game on boolean operations
Ask DN: Usertesting.com alternatives?
Pseudo Design Titles
new personal site - feedback welcome!
What does a UX-designer normally do?
Stop dwelling on being design-led: Focus on the user
Does anyone have experience, good or bad, buying Refurbished Apple products?
Rumors and news on everything Apple since 1997
Here are the best case options to fit Apple's new 2019 iPad mini
ITC judge recommends partial iPhone ban in Qualcomm patent fight
Shortcuts 2.2 update adds Notes app and number extraction automations
Hands on with Apple News+ -- Is it worth the monthly fee?
Roku CEO says Apple TV+ needs to be on rival platforms for growth & success
Wide spread of Apple's new services & attractiveness to iPhone install base appeal to Morgan Stanley, Bernstein
Review: Apple's new AirPods are a first-class update to an already superb product
Apple Card partner Goldman Sachs says Apple's new video, game & news services will have 'small' impact
Apple Card, Apple News+, Apple Arcade, and Apple TV+ on the AppleInsider Podcast
Here are all of the Apple retail store openings, moves, and remodels in 2018 & 2019
Apple Services privacy praised, but lack of detail on new offerings confounding analysts
The Apple Music app has been installed on 40 million Android devices
Opinions on corporate and brand identity work.
Spotted: New Logo and Identity for Central BBQ by Loaded For Bear
Spotted: New Logo for Parc Jean-Drapeau
Linked: Generator Fail
Noted: New Logo and Identity for DDB done In-house and with Ian Brignell
Reviewed: New Logo and Identity for Alexandra Palace by Lovers
Announced: First Round 2019 - San Francisco: Early-bird Ends March 29
Spotted: New Logo and On-air Look for 3sat by BDA Creative
Spotted: New Logo for Google Stadia
Linked: Concept Toilet Paper
Noted: Follow-up: New Logo and Identity for Mars by Jones Knowles Ritchie
Reviewed: New Logo and Identity for Live Wire Park by Self-titled
Spotted: New Logo and On-air Look for BYUtv by Troika
Linked: Liquored Up
Noted: New Logo for Mars by Jones Knowles Ritchie
Reviewed: Friday Likes 280: From Designstudio B.O.B., CODO Design, and Studio Makgill
Biting the hand that feeds IT
experiments in refactored perception
Infinite Machines: 2 – Plasticized Erotica
Constructions in Magical Thinking
Predictable Identities: 5
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