Saturday, September 24th, 2022
Kudos to the Biden Administration: Musk’s Starlink is legally permitted by the US Government to supply internet to Iranians.
It’s easier to hold to your principles 100% of the time than it is to hold to them 98% of the time.
Clayton M. Christensen
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, September 27th, 2022
The American model appeared to demonstrate that capitalism plus democracyled to mass prosperity and deep social stability.
-Walter Russell Mead
Sunday, September 25th, 2022
If “the Jews” ran America, immigration would not have been restricted and Israel would likely not exist.
Walter Russell Mead, The Arc of a Covenant (p. 251)
Saturday, September 24th, 2022
Thursday, September 22nd, 2022
A good ol’ rant by everyone against Microsoft in this Hacker News thread, this time about Teams. When o when will this monstrosity of a corporation die already. “Developer-friendly”; may the GitHub guys get what they deserve for selling out to the Borg.
Israel’s patience and humility is rewarded first by Trump and now by Truss: the UK may follow the US in relocating its embassy from Tel Aviv the seafront metropolis to Jerusalem the capital.
Wednesday, September 21st, 2022
Very ambitious people probably need colleagues more than anyone else, because they’re so starved for them in everyday life.
Paul Graham, What I’ve Learned from Users
Tuesday, September 20th, 2022
So ifixit are really excited by the repairability of the new iPhone 14, the internals of which have been totally redesigned. This was barely mentioned at the launch, and interestingly did not carry over to the 14 Pros.
Friday, September 16th, 2022
At Nat Con 3, Peter Thiel argues in a speech entitled “The Tech Curse” that while the Democrats have nothing to offer but the California model of gutting the middle classes except state employees, the Republicans nonetheless need something more than simply a negation of it.
One heuristic he offers in order to measure societal success in contrast to California is cheap real estate, but offers no path to get there.
My monomaniacal suggestion: flying cars/eVTOLs, which increase the human daily commute distance from about 50 to 250 miles, multiplying our practicable habitable area by likely an order of magnitude. As well as other unforeseeable boons, surely this would radically lower the cost of homes.
But it requires government support. “If the U.S. doesn’t take a leadership role, either someone else will do it or it won’t get done at all,” said Rep. Jay Obernolte (R-California), co-chair of the Congressional AAM Caucus, along with Rep. Jimmy Panetta (D-California), at Honeywell’s Air Mobility Summit. “We are really at an inflection point in the industry. It’s such a critical time for Congress to get involved.”
Thursday, September 15th, 2022
Wednesday, September 7th, 2022
In Mosaic, Philologos discusses the Biblical use of “and”. The crux of the matter is this:
One reason that the prefixed vav is so ubiquitous in the Bible is that, as everyone familiar with biblical Hebrew knows, it can have a second function that is not a conjunction’s. This is the marking of tense—or more precisely, the reversing of tense, since it is a peculiarity of biblical Hebrew that a prefixed vav, when attached to a verb, can change its tense from past or perfect to future or imperfect, and vice versa.
Biblical Hebrew has no punctuation (the cantillations it is chanted to in the synagogue are a later development) and is a language poor in conjunctions. Although it has its own ways of expressing logical and temporal relationships between parts of sentences, something that is largely done in English by means of commas and periods, dependent clauses, and conjunctions like “when,” “while,” “as,” “though,” “despite,” and so forth, biblical Hebrew rarely puts together sentences by such means. It prefers coordinate clauses joined by a vav—or, in more technical language, paratactic rather than hypotactic constructions in which the vav can do the work of various English conjunctions and mean other things beside “and.”
Tuesday, September 6th, 2022
The Mufti, Qadaffi, King Hussein — I’m vastly enjoying season 2 of the Israeli TV documentary series Enemies (streaming requires an Israeli IP). One thing I can’t help but notice is the impressive living rooms in which the interviewees — mostly military intelligence vets — sit. None of them are in apartments, all have leafy window views, there’s a lot of wood, and most of them aren’t furnished like typical Israeli dwellings. I guess these aren’t military men, they’re men and women of the world.
I can’t tell if I enjoy Israeli docs because they’re so good, or merely because I’m the target audience. If it’s the former, and I think it is, they really should be selling them subtitled to wider audiences, say to Netflix and Amazon Prime.
It’s great, this pounding away at Israeli history, each episode a different prism.
Monday, September 5th, 2022
The reward is that if you give, even at the times when you think you have very little, you’ll teach your brain that there is more than enough.
Tony Robbins, Money: Master the Game
Wednesday, August 31st, 2022
Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business
Entertainingly caustic albeit a tad ad nauseumly, Neil Postman’s famous book regales us with at least one important historical fact and one historical idea.
The fact: that before showbusiness, Americans were by far the world’s most literate, informed, engaged population, whereas today it must be said have a reputation abroad for ignorance.
The idea: that even while powerful technologies are mindless and agnostic, each nonetheless has its own nature that pushes society in particular directions. Postman argues mostly convincingly that print is healthy for society, television not.
Just like the self-help gurus pointing out that it’s better to totally goof off than do busywork because at least leisure doesn’t feel like work and thereby misguide the mind, so Postman prefers straight-up entertainment shows like Hart to Hart to those that pretend to inform like 60 Minutes.
Now, the book was written in 1985 and is about TV; the big question is what Postman would have thought of the Web and social media. He does write that the potential influence of computers is overrated, which reminds us that nobody’s infallible (which does undermine the book’s credibility, so kudos on the publishers of later editions in not cutting out these throwaway few words).
Market Realist wisely marvels at Jeff Bezos’s enthusiastic reminiscences of working at McDonald’s.
Tuesday, August 30th, 2022
Saturday, August 27th, 2022
TwIS on Twitter’s new podcasting.
Friday, August 26th, 2022
Great interview at Berkeley with alum and local Oakland boy Craig Federighi [Dec 2019].
Friday, August 12th, 2022
Hamas stays out of the fray in Israel’s latest Gaza blow-up, further fractalizing the Palestinian movement.
Tuesday, August 9th, 2022
I agree with the sentiment in this Haaretz op-ed piece “It’s Time for Israeli Media to Start Calling Gaza Victims by Their Names”, an issue I blogged about during a previous Gaza altercation back in 2014 and haven’t changed my mind. What regular folks here in Israel care about are the disruptions caused due to incoming rocket fire — and that’s totally legit. But for the record the media should be noting whom Israel kills in order to ameliorate the aggression — especially when they are non-combatants. Perhaps one argument against doing so is that we must rely for the facts on the Palestinians themselves, for whom facts seem to be malleable instruments. If credibility is truly Israel’s issue, then we should enlist the aid of credible third-parties organizations for corroboration.
Friday, August 5th, 2022
Yippee, Conrad Black is back, juicy and crunchy as ever. From “The Triumph of Davos Man”:
Our [hard Left] enemies leapt from the jaws of bitter and total defeat, hijacked the careening gadfly of esoteric conservationism, and transformed it surreptitiously into a well-camouflaged battering ram that has inflicted immense costs and opprobrium on the corporate world and great sadness and inconvenience on the laboring proletariat on whose behalf the Marxist Left has supposedly been crusading these past 150 years.
The second most important country in the Western Alliance is almost detached from it, all by the apparently innocuous and meliorist actions of Germany’s peppiest environmentalists.
Conrad Black, Triumph of Davos Man
News I can use: to be published in the academic journal Experimental Gerontology, “Frequent sauna bathing offsets the increased risk of death due to low socioeconomic status” — a prospective cohort study of middle-aged and older men.
Thursday, August 4th, 2022
At last, a British publication (The New Statesman, with muchos kudos for the great rebranding) addresses the bonkers British practice of placing washing machines in kitchens and consequently lacking space for dishwashers (or vice versa, the causality is mysterious):
Non-Brits find having a washing machine in the kitchen hilarious (as well as unhygienic, which it is). But the idea of bringing smelly socks near food preparation surfaces apparently pales in comparison to the shady plastic tub in the sink, its fleet of mugs bobbing in the oily foam.
The article even addresses that other bugbear: “UK residents commonly have separate hot and cold taps, whereas single mixer taps have long been the norm in Europe.”
Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022
Britons should be honored by this Palestinian diatribe against them.
Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022
Telegraphy made relevance irrelevant.
Neil Postman, Amusing Ourselves to Death
The problem is not that television presents us with entertaining subject matter but that all subject matter is presented as entertaining.
Neil Postman, Amusing Ourselves to Death
The act of thinking … is as disconcerting and boring on television as it is on a Las Vegas stage.
Neil Postman, Amusing Ourselves to Death
Ventriloquism, dancing and mime do not play well on radio, just as sustained, complex talk does not play well on television.
Neil Postman, Amusing Ourselves to Death
Monday, August 1st, 2022
Saturday, July 30th, 2022
Nice on Nietzsche. And nice that reviewer John Gray mentions La Gaya Scienza as one of his best books. Time for a reread.
Wednesday, July 27th, 2022
Really good interview with Seth Godin who had dropped off my radar because his posts felt too brief and too pat unto banality. I love his back-of-the-bottle trick for public speaking. Plus he closes with Eli Goldratt!
As soon as you make the decision not to work at Goldman Sachs everything you’re doing should be because you are trying to enable your mission, not because you are trying to make a living.
Brave of Tablet to publish this inflammatory Hunter Biden laptop story by Lee Smith:
There is so much data on Hunter Biden’s laptop that it’s hard to keep straight the sequence of images and information that have come from it since the New York Post started sourcing stories to the personal computer in October 2020. The most recent release includes 80,000 images that a Switzerland-based cyber expert recovered from deleted iPad and iPhone accounts backed up on the laptop.
There are more pictures, texts, and emails about the younger Biden’s business deals, drug use, sex life, and family relations. Hunter referred to his stepmother, first lady Jill Biden, as a “vindictive moron.” There’s a contact nicknamed “Pedo Peter,” which appears to refer to his father: Joe Biden often used the alias “Peter Henderson,” the name of a character in a Tom Clancy novel, when he traveled.
Thursday, July 21st, 2022
On Israeli Policy Pod, Ehud Yaari for the (more or less) hour. When asked who is the greatest of the many great men he met, he is unequivocal: Sadat.
Wednesday, July 20th, 2022
The virtues involved in being a good driver —the mix of independence and cooperation, knowledge and responsibility — really are virtues well suited to citizenship in a sprawling and diverse republic.
Tuesday, July 19th, 2022
Haaretz travel writer Moshe Gilad writes of hiking Israel’s abandoned Jerusalem line and how it could be put to use but is being stymied by Israel Railways — a reminder of the typical national dysfunction.
Sunday, July 17th, 2022
Saturday, July 16th, 2022
At the Washington Institute, they note that popularity among Arab populations for the Abraham Accords remains low and that — surprisingly — it’s highest among… Palestinians!
Friday, July 15th, 2022
The maker of Linen, a service to make Slack conversations accessible, talks about how this time he went about starting a startup properly and got income within a month. Impressive.
The Spectator’s best London rooftop bars.
Great bit of analysis on why in the UK it’s the Conservatives who are more ethnically diverse.
Tuesday, July 12th, 2022
Paula Wright has done us a service if we are willing to listen with her piece “We Need To Talk About Karen” on the danger of giving women a pass on malignant behavior. She uses some nice literary references as well, such as Les Miserables and Tess of the D’Urbervilles (though of course the feminist-inclined might point out that these are works penned by men).
It’s all fine and dandy lionising supposedly benign female traits, like “empathy” and “equality” but the evidence is right before our eyes that the female of the species can be just as deadly as the male, if by sleight of hand and not yet recorded in official statistics.
Why is this relevant?
As more women enter politics and managerial positions; as workplace policies become shaped by the invisible hand of female strategies of competition, whilst at the same time we remain both ignorant and in denial about them – this is why we must talk about Karen.
Saturday, July 9th, 2022
Walther Russell Mead illustrates his Jacksonian stream of American foreign policy thinking by showing how much affinity it has with Israel. I think for the most part WRM partakes of it himself.
As I learned from an emigre last night in at a meetup in London, Belarusians have taken to Telegram for news for anonymity.
Friday, July 8th, 2022
Melanie Philips soberly points out the parallels between Britain’s Johnson, America’s Trump, and Israel’s Netanyahu:
Despite the singular characteristics of this British implosion, there are striking similarities between Johnson and two other extraordinary world leaders—Israel’s former prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and America’s former president, Donald Trump. All three were brought to power by voters repudiating the defeatist and self-destructive story being told about their nation by a progressive elite that had lost touch with reality.
In these different contexts, Johnson, Netanyahu and Trump were all seen to deliver what the public had so desperately sought but been denied for so long. All three, however, are flawed characters.
Thursday, July 7th, 2022
“Punch a TERF, smash the Zionists!” Fathom magazine, the journal of BICOM, the Britain Israel Communications and Research Center, begins a series investigating the ramifications of the post-modern sociological revolution, ie, wokeness.
Shakira to face trial for tax fraud in Spain...
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Can Democrats Win Back Rural Voters?
Republicans Make Their Case to Middle America
Congress Stock Trades Still Not Banned
Newsom's Laughable Gripe About Conservative Media Bias
Law Says DeSantis Is Nothing More Than a Swindler
Biden's Student Loan Bailout Is Just The Beginning
The Biden Admin Has Declared War on Pro-Lifers
The Truth Is Progressives Don't Care About Crime
Soaring Prices Are Crushing Seniors on Fixed Incomes
The Danger of GOP Extremism Extends to the Economy
DeSantis: The Making & Remaking of a MAGA Heir
Is Italy's Next Prime Minister a 'Fascist'? Hardly
The Lesson for America From Italy's Election
Q & A w/Chair of U.S. Commission on Religious Freedom
Are Progressives Nearing a Reckoning With Their Party?
Links for the intellectually curious, ranked by readers.
Making Python fast for free – adventures with mypyc
Not as famous as they should be: Pioneers that shaped computing as I know it
DataBorg – Knowledge Management Simplified
The Ringelmann Effect
Retraction of Roomtemperature superconductivity in a carbonaceous sulfur hydride
It Hurts to Ask [pdf]
Show HN: Get conversational practice in over 20 languages by talking to an AI
An Introduction to Binary Decision Diagrams [pdf]
Julia Back-End for LFortran (LFortran – Julia Transpilation)
270K subscribers and $5K/mo with an Asian history/tech YouTube channel
Cairo: Alternative Windows Desktop
0 A.D. Alpha 26: Zhuangzi
How one of America’s last piano manufacturers stays alive
The next century of computing
Feelings of guilt may signal leadership potential (2012)
Mossad chief Barnea calls emerging nuclear accord a “strategic disaster” with Iran just weeks from breakout
Protests apart, Israel is out of options for halting Iran’s race for a nuclear bomb
Gantz travels to Washington as nuclear deal shapes up with Iran
Iranian drills test UAV air defense and electronic warfare capacities
Iran tells Lebanese proxy Nasrallah to prepare to fight Israel over Mediterranean gas fields
Gantz: A Hizballah attack on Israel’s gas assets would spark war
Bank of Israel raises interest rate by 0.75pc to 2.0pc
CNN omitted key US concessions in proposed nuclear deal with Iran
Iran reportedly drops demand to delist Guards for nuclear deal
At least 10 killed in al Qaeda-linked attack on Mogadishu hotel
Prepared for the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations
PA Bolsters Forces amid Growing Unrest
The Palestinian Authority's Fall Is Becoming a Palpable Threat
Jewish Partisans Recount Struggle Against Nazis in New Documentary - "Four Winters"
Iran Renews Claim to Bahrain
New Study: College Newspapers Single Out Israel for Harsh Criticism
IDF Innovation Branch Tasked with Meeting Enemy Threats
Israeli Army Foiled Dozens of Iranian Cyberattacks in Past Year
Hizbullah Is Now on Israel's Border
Former Pakistani Government Minister Meets with Israeli Foreign Ministry Officials in Jerusalem
Israeli, Turkish Leaders Hold First Meeting since 2008
U.S. Court Awards Millions to Victims of Hizbullah Rockets
Iran's Logistics Unit Targeted in Latest Israeli Strikes in Syria
Britain Considers Moving Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem
Hamas Plotting to Take Over in West Bank
Israel Moves to Confiscate Terror-Linked Funds from Palestinian Security Prisoners
In Syria, mounting cholera cases pose threat across frontlines
Sudan officials warn of disease from unidentified bodies
Arab League, Egypt condemn repeated Israeli violations of Al-Aqsa
Teachers’ strike and soaring fees: Lebanon’s public school pupils miss class
Lebanese lawmakers to convene to elect country’s president
100 dead in Lebanon migrant shipwreck off Syria: new toll
Iranians outraged after TikToker shot dead in protests
Algeria’s UN integration will develop with support, says FM Lamamra
UAE lifts mandatory mask policy in indoor places
Iranian football legend Ali Karimi under fire for condemning Mahsa Amini’s death
A quarterly magazine of urban affairs, published by the Manhattan Institute, edited by Brian C. Anderson.
Keep Politics Out of MoneyA new book offers philosophical insights about money while making an unpersuasive case for its “democratization.”
The Machinery of BarbarismRussian atrocities against Ukrainians rely on the bureaucratization of the killers and the dehumanization of their victims.
A State Tax WarNew Jersey’s effort to dun New York remote workers highlights a mounting face-off between state governments over telecommuting.
Further Rightward?What to look for in the new Supreme Court term
Antidepressants, Empathy, and DemocracyIs the American way of life threatened by the growing proportion of citizens taking psychiatric medications?
For long-suffering readers of his treatises, the adulation that <strong>Johann Gottlieb Fichte</strong> once inspired is hard to understand
The friendship of <strong>Nina Totenberg and Ruth Bader Ginsburg</strong> reveals the perils of insider-based journalism
“<strong>We analytic philosophers</strong> pick up our worldview by osmosis”: “It silently substitutes for the existentialist, spiritual or pop-psych alternatives we scorn”
<strong>Hilary Mantel</strong>, who spent much of her life in the past with the dead, is dead. She was 70
<strong>Piet Mondrian</strong> and the patient pursuit of perfection. He could spend a year applying one stripe of blue paint
Conflicts over <strong>religious freedom</strong> stress the ossified assumptions of liberal pluralism. Consider New York's Hasidic schools
As a young child, <strong>Saul Kripke</strong> fretted about the existence of God, read all of Shakespeare, and was invited to teach at Harvard
Ukraine: Russia issues stark new nuclear warning as it wraps up contested referendums
King Charles to gradually replace Queen Elizabeth on British banknotes from mid-2024
Almost 86, Italy’s Silvio Berlusconi makes a political comeback
Global Impact newsletter: With China’s 20th party congress less than a month away, Russia and Taiwan remain hot topics
Russian mercenary supremo Yevgeny Prigozhin confirms an open secret
Former Chicago graduate student Ji Chaoqun convicted of spying for China
The British pound has taken a tumble. What’s the impact?
Nasa’s Dart spacecraft strikes asteroid in test of defence against killer space rocks
US vows deeper India defence ties on same day latter vents anger over F-16 deal with Pakistan
Russian military recruiter shot amid fear of Ukraine call-up
Brain candy for Happy Mutants
The world's most painful plant
60s Bond star George Lazenby fired from Bond music tour after telling story of "sexual conquest" that sounds a lot like rape
These pretty puzzles will give your brain a workout
The only work productivity hack you need is this laptop accessory bundle
Florida Christian school teacher loses her job and faces jail for twerking on a student
"Kevin" from The Office reveals a startling secret behind the iconic chili scene
What is an "inhuman"? A new entry in the Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction
Burt from Burt's Bees on what a good day is
Trump said "I'm just not going to leave" before he left the White House
West Texas U.S. border patrol Twitter account to close after sharing far-right rant and homophobic remark
Chimps communicate by banging on trees with their own signature drum beats
Here's why your car's speedometer goes to 160 mph even though that will never happen
Watch this new trailer for the previously cancelled Batgirl film
Dig the cool cartoon beatniks in this vintage TV commercial for a chocolate bar
NASA Reduces Existential Risk!
What should I ask Paul Salopek?
The overreaction to the Truss macro policy
New Magnus Carlsen statement
Monday assorted links
From the comments, more on health care
What I’ve been reading and browsing
Sunday assorted links
That was then, this is now…
The economic policy that is Liz Truss
Saturday assorted links
A White Supremacist Under Every Bed
The Truss economic plan
Where the design community meets.
Visual Hierarchy Guide: 7 steps to clean design
NES games remastered with Stable Diffusion img2img
What Is Design Thinking? Definition, Process And Examples
The Future Of Design Is Open Source, Thanks To Figma
Will Adobe ruin Figma?
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Run Stable Diffusion AI on Low-End Device & Tablet
The Principles and Laws of UX Design – Why Every Designer Should Know Them
Instaprice - the pricing calculator for freelance projects
All Together Festival by Bank of Ireland had awesome visual this year. Check it out.
Show DN: I made 7,000+ images with DALL-E 2 to create a reference/inspiration table
New Bravorizer Figma Plugin!
A book about Product Design Psychology?
Making a Comic Book Page with Midjourney AI
Wanna Organize your UX Research Visually?
Rumors and news on everything Apple since 1997
Daily deals Sept. 27: Up to $150 off M2 MacBook Air, $150 off GoPro Hero10 Black, $120 off AirPods Max, more
Twins sentenced over $2.2 million AT&T Apple hardware fraud
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How to use Lockdown Mode on iPhone, Mac, and iPad
Apple launches App Store development program focusing on UK women
iOS 16 bug breaks support for Cinematic videos in Final Cut Pro
Apple Watch Ultra has exposed screws, but still a difficult repair
How to build a tech emergency kit
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How to start or expand your HomeKit smart home with Aqara
Amazon announces Prime Early Access Sale will run October 11-12
iOS 16.1 AirPlay & HomeKit changes, Yale Assure 2, Smartmi humidifier
Opinions on corporate and brand identity work.
Announced: Brand New will Shift to Subscription Model
Spotted: New Logo for Blue Islands
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Spotted: New Logo for Playtika
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Linked: Objects may be Closer than they Ap-pear
Noted: New Logo and Identity for Zappos Adaptive by Eric&Todd
Reviewed: New Logo and Identity for Lot61 by Smörgåsbord
Biting the hand that feeds IT
Saudi Arabia turns to HPE for AMD-powered Cray supercomputer
Arm hires former Splunk CFO Jason Child ahead of IPO
Microsoft bets on hardware/software duo for Win11 security
Grab – Asia's Uber – knows customers and drivers so well it can vet them for loans
Consolidation looms for UK broadband providers
Salesforce set to hire thousands in India after hitting brakes on US recruitment
Is it a bird? Is it Microsoft Office? No, it's Onlyoffice: Version 7.2 released
China's infosec researchers obeyed Beijing and stopped reporting vulns ... or did they?
European carriers again call for Big Tech to fund network builds
Microsoft China turns 30, gives nation the gift of jobs and export promotion
Scientists overjoyed after DART smashes into asteroid Dimorphos, contact lost
City isn't keen on 5,000 erratic, traffic-jam-causing GM robo-cars on its streets
experiments in refactored perception
Tangle LogicThe word tangle is generally used pejoratively in the English language, as in Walter Scott’s line, Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive. Or at least disapprovingly, as in tangled mess. Darwin’s usage, in the last passage of The Origin of the Species, is the only famous example I […]
ε/δ ThinkingWe live in a world shaped by, and highly conducive to, discrete or 0/1 thinking. But not so long ago, we lived in a world shaped by, and highly conducive to, a kind of thinking you could call continuous, or ε/δ (epsilon/delta) thinking. The basic idea behind ε/δ thinking is to think of the world […]
September 2022 Blog UpdateI haven’t been in a creative blogging mood for a month, thanks to oven-like conditions in Los Angeles these past few weeks, and of course the general Augustiness of August, the Armpit of the year. August gets Augustier every year thanks to climate change. Even the less demanding kind of writing I now reserve for […]