Friday, May 17th, 2019
China breaches US oil export sanctions against Iran, Debka reports. Oh dear.
How much social capital America gains by its religion of enfranchisement; how stupid can peoples be to ignore this?
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, July 2nd, 2019
Monday, July 1st, 2019
Other glories: on Norman Mailer’s Of A Fire on the Moon.
Sunday, June 30th, 2019
The superior man nerves himself to ceaseless activity.
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.
Sunday, June 9th, 2019
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.
Wednesday, May 15th, 2019
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.
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
Tuesday, March 12th, 2019
Putting the ack! in acquihire: Our Incredible Journey.
Tuesday, March 5th, 2019
Friday, January 25th, 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.
Thursday, January 3rd, 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.
Monday, December 17th, 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.
Snubs: Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers, 'BILLIONS'...
$18,000/year in Panama...
More and more retirees moving abroad...
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Police Warn People Overdosing On Synthetic Meth Made From Wasp Spray...
Robbers' New Weapon: Fake Marijuana To Make Victims Pass Out...
Cops: Colombian drug smuggler had cocaine hidden under towering toupee...
China Leaders Head to Secretive Summer Camp to Ponder Trump...
NKorea warns it may start testing missiles again...
How Kim Gets His Luxury Cars...
Barefoot woman scaled face of Mount Rushmore. She almost made it to top...
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Firefighters Happiest Workers in America...
Woman, 69, missing in Mojave with no supplies or cellphone and wearing only a bikini...
As Trump Piles Up Successes - and Gaffes - the Dems Implode
A Racist in the White House
Democrats Are 100% Wrong About Racism
The Utterly Pathetic Republican Party
Why Won't 'The Squad' Denounce Antifa?
The Left's Broad, Bigoted Politics of Vilification
Trump Has Met His Match: The Squad
Joe Biden: The Man Who Fell to Earth
'Trump's Going to Get Re-elected, Isn't He?'
FBI Spreadsheet Puts Stake Through Heart of Steele Dossier
The DoJ Just Killed My Son Eric Garner All Over Again
How to Overcome Fear, Bias and Modern Media
Epstein's Downfall & the Crumbling of America's Elites
Online Freedom of Speech Threatened by Silicon Valley Elites
The Humane Legacy of John Paul Stevens
Links for the intellectually curious, ranked by readers.
EU opens Amazon antitrust investigation
Google's Project Dragonfly 'Terminated' in China
American kids would much rather be YouTubers than astronauts
Immigration Bill Could Change How Silicon Valley Sources Foreign Talent
Despite High Hopes, Self-Driving Cars Are ‘Way in the Future’
Zelda Screen Transitions Are Undefined Behaviour
Google Search is being routinely gamed by fake blogs and has been for years
Not So Fast: Analyzing the Performance of WebAssembly vs. Native Code
A proactive approach to more secure code
The Semantics of Transactions and Weak Memory in x86, Power, ARM, and C++
Notre-Dame came far closer to collapsing than people knew
How to Find Hidden Cameras in Your Airbnb
Who's afraid of a big bad optimizing compiler?
Ballista: Distributed Compute with Rust, Apache Arrow, and Kubernetes
Show HN: Turn your fzf into a live REPL
Hot winds sweep fires out of control across Israel
Iran denies Pompeo’s announcement
Pompeo: Iran is ready for the first time to discuss its missile program
MK Shelly Yachimovich quits politics
Iran-Syria rift: Tehran calls on Assad to explain his contacts with “Iran’s enemies”
Khamenei threatens to punish the UK for “piracy”
Missing UAE tanker suspected taken to Iranian port
EU calls Iran’s nuclear pact breaches “insignificant.” DEBKAfile: US & Iran testing ground for talks
New Iranian drone delivery to Syria – report
Secret deal with Israel rescues Palestinian Authority from economic collapse
Prepared for the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations
Iranian "Bomb Boat" Found in Path of British Warship Sailing to Gulf
Comparisons of Police Shooting in Israel with U.S. Are Dishonest and Unhelpful
Insurance Rates Increase 10-Fold after Attacks on Oil Tankers in Strait of Hormuz
Two More F-35 Planes Land in Israel, Bringing Total to 16
EU Says Iran Exceeding Nuclear Deal Limits Is "Not Significant"
European Academic Association Bends to the Will of the Anti-Israel BDS Movement
U.S., Israel Monitor Iranian Military Base in Syria
Israeli President on State Visit to South Korea
Israeli NGO Asks to Seize Iranian Oil Tanker in Gibraltar to Compensate Terror Victims
Appeasing Iran Isn't an Option
In Iran, Some Women Take Off Their Hijabs
Rising Anti-Arab Hate Reported in Turkey
U.S. Education Secretary: Campus Efforts to Boycott Israel Are a "Pernicious Threat"
Can Ilhan Omar Overcome Her Prejudice?
Skin sensors are the future of health care
New EU chief makes bold climate pledges
A saga of extinction, Tesla in his time, and explorations under the surface of skin: Books in brief
Sustainable development will falter without data
Space-station cameras reveal how thunderstorms trigger gamma-ray bursts
The plan to mine the world’s research papers
Diversity and international collaboration should not become casualties of anti-espionage policies
How fast is the Universe expanding? Cosmologists just got more confused
From the archive
The battle to rebuild centuries of science after an epic inferno
The coded message sent by orangutan mums’ noisy scratching
Scientists must boost input into Sustainable Development Goals
Going organic for a better camera
Daily briefing: Leonardo da Vinci’s voracious explorations of fluid dynamics
Sudan’s military council, opposition coalition agree political accord
Iranian bread permanent guest at Kuwaiti tables
Adelkhah’s arrest risks increasing tension between Paris and Tehran
UK to send third warship to Gulf
Could foreign Daesh suspects be tried in northeast Syria?
Palestinian refugees protest Lebanese Labor Ministry restrictions
Donald Trump tells Iran to ‘get out of Yemen’
France, Britain, Egypt, UAE, United States, Italy call for immediate end of hostilities in Libya
US ‘suspects’ Iran seized UAE-based oil tanker in Strait of Hormuz
13 killed as minibus plunges into gorge in Iran
A quarterly magazine of urban affairs, published by the Manhattan Institute, edited by Brian C. Anderson.
In Defense of Houses
Bring Back Boomtown
Dark Days Ahead?
Our James Harden Economy
Hashem Abedi, brother of bomber of Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, is being extradited to UK from Libya
China’s handling of yuan backed by IMF despite Donald Trump’s repeated charges of currency manipulation
South Africans mourn ‘White Zulu’ singer Johnny Clegg
US ‘eyes trade deal’ with Japan as South Korea tensions mount
EU launches inquiry into Amazon over data use, as Germany strikes deal on website’s merchant agreements
Prosecutors recommend trial for Air France over 2009 crash in Atlantic of flight AF447, judicial sources say
Sudan military and protesters sign power-sharing document after removal of leader Omar al-Bashir
Elon Musk’s Neuralink shows how we could connect brains to computers
Instagram under fire over gory images of murdered teen Bianca Devins
Donald Trump’s new EU foil: another ‘strong female German leader’
Brain candy for Happy Mutants
This top-rated password manager helps keeps your logins secure
Drug smuggler busted with half a kilo of cocaine under his bad toupée
Many of the key Googler Uprising organizers have quit, citing retaliation from senior management
Watch CBS News coverage of the Apollo 11 moon launch from 50 years ago today
Turn your drone into a flying flamethrower
Florida homes invaded by scurrying onslaught of land crabs
Did the US try to weaponize ticks?
VIDEO: Activists vow to 'shut down' ICE headquarters in Washington, DC
Onion becomes reality: '82-Year-Old New Jersey Congressman Bill Pascrell Quietly Asks Ilhan Omar If He Can Be Part Of The Squad'
Did Donald Trump's racist tweets violate federal laws against workplace discrimination?
Kickstarting "The Decline of Mall Civilization," a sequel to the long-out-of-print "Malls Across America" book
How F Scott Fitzgerald conjugated the verb "To cocktail"
Great deal on a 6.5-inch Lodge cast iron skillet
When Trump's #TaxScam meant that affluent people no longer had to use the paid version of Turbotax, Turbotax started charging poor people, disabled people, students and elderly people
The AEA’s New Data Policy
That was then, this is now
Pessoa, *Philosophical Essays*
That was then, this is now
Foreign exchange and correspondent banking bleg
What is the America-China trade war all about?
Tuesday assorted links
India’s Tallest Building Cut Down To Size
The health care public option in Washington state
William Darity Jr. and Darrick Hamilton advising the Democratic Party
Han Kuo-yu has won the Kuomintang primary in Taiwan
British naval commanders were somewhat rational in avoiding battles
Some points from Peter Thiel (?)
Monday assorted links
What is an optimal number of Pamplona bull gorings?
Where the design community meets.
Fine Tune Your Designer Resume
How to make brand guidelines?
Dedicated E-Commerce Web Design Company - WebClues Global
Freebie: Fully Coded Admin Dashboard Template
Create A New Extension in Elementor Page Builder
Which Mac is the best for product design?
Find Elements With Link Text & Partial Link Text In Selenium
Great storytelling web experience by Thorne: The frontier Within
Is There Such a Thing as a 10x Product Manager?
Accessible CSS Generated Content
Really Good Emails 2.0
Top 8 Email Marketing Tools Compared for 2019
StarWars voxel ships – free download
Which is the Best Color Tool for creating great color combinations ?
How to add a contact form to a static website
Rumors and news on everything Apple since 1997
Don't use FaceApp if you want to keep the rights to your photos
Apple to begin trial production of AirPods in Vietnam
Twitter founder Jack Dorsey gives talk to Apple staff
Apple faces class action lawsuit in Quebec over battery life
Apple to add Time of Flight 3D feature for 2020 iPhones
Withings announces availability of ECG-taking BPM Core & updated BPM Connect
YouTuber reveals 'iPhone 11' models, claims few changes
DOJ asks appeals court to pause enforcement of Qualcomm antitrust ruling
Amazon quietly knocks up to $350 off Apple's latest 12.9-inch iPad Pros
Hands on: The 2019 MacBook Air is a bargain, but SSD speeds fall
Two Apple ads get nominations for Outstanding Commercial Emmys
Apple previews 'holding hands,' other emoji updates planned for this fall
Opinions on corporate and brand identity work.
Linked: More Like Burberry'$
Noted: New Logo and Identity for Allas by Bedow
Reviewed: New Logo and Identity for M Capital by Brand Brothers
Spotted: New Logo for Royal Military College of Canada Athletics
Spotted: New Logo and Identity for First National Bank of Manchester by Austin McKinney
Linked: Reimagining Pepsi
Noted: New Logo and Packaging for Omura by Safari Sundays
Reviewed: New Logo, Identity, and Packaging for The Flower Collective by Cast Iron Design
Linked: Opening at Matchstic
Spotted: New Logo for Yext
Spotted: New Logo and Identity for Big Nerd Ranch by Matchstic
Linked: Bird Misrepresentation
Noted: New Logo and Identity for Cheetah by Moving Brands
Reviewed: New Logo and Identity for FAO Schwarz by Mattson Creative
Spotted: New Logo and Packaging for ColaCao by Batllegroup
Biting the hand that feeds IT
experiments in refactored perception
Pleasure as an Organizing Principle
Predictable Identities: 13 – Totalizing Ideologies
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