Tuesday, March 5th, 2019
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.
Go out of the house to see the moon, and ‘tis mere tinsel; it will not please as when its light shines upon your necessary journey.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
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.
Saturday, October 13th, 2018
I’m with Thomas (now Giselle), as robust as it blimmin’ gets with his Empire for Liberty.
My own sort of wacky view about it is that the American Revolution was basically a dispute over the course and direction and ground rules of the Empire.
Friday, October 12th, 2018
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Cambridge spin-out starts producing graphene at commercial scale
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German Wikipedia blacked out in protest against EU copyright reform
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Computer Latency at a Human Scale
Trump says 400 US troops will remain in Syria
Pompeo arrives in Israel, will offer US support for new gas pipeline
How does Gantz’s hacked cellphone tie in with Israel’s non-strike on Iran’s nuclear sites in 2012?
New Zealand, Australia furious over Erdogan’s offensive remarks
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Two Palestinians killed in attack outside Joseph’s Tomb
New David’s Sling counter-missile weapon passes test
Israeli and US top soldiers hold first phone conversation
Israeli drones struck two balloon teams in the Gaza Strip
Russian Defense chief on surprise visit to Damascus
Prepared for the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations
Online Videos Show Hamas Clubbing Unarmed Protesters in Gaza
Gaza Activists Call for Renewing Anti-Hamas Protests
Lebanese Man Jailed for Contacting Israel via Facebook
Last Week's Rocket Fire on Tel Aviv Was Not a Technical Mishap
Israeli Lunar Spacecraft Conducts Another Successful Maneuver
U.S. Says Iran Missile Program Destabilizing Middle East
Guardian Falsely Claims that Israeli Law Codifies Racism
Americans' Views of Israel Remain Tied to Religious Beliefs
Hungary Opens Trade Mission in Jerusalem
Israel to Transform 60,000 Irrigation Pivots in U.S. into Autonomous Growing Machines
Israel, Greece to Construct Radar Station on Crete
Palestinian Murderer of IDF Soldier, Rabbi Killed in West Bank
Iran's Wartime Preparations include Terrorist Attacks and Assassinations
Two Palestinians Killed in Clashes at Joseph's Tomb in West Bank
How Dare Chelsea Clinton Defend the Jews
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Neoantigen-directed immune escape in lung cancer evolution
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A guide to the Nature Index
Complex societies precede moralizing gods throughout world history
EU’s biggest research programme yet takes shape
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Japan’s global connectors
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Observation of unconventional chiral fermions with long Fermi arcs in CoSi
The Chinese researcher painting the printing industry green
Structural basis of unidirectional export of lipopolysaccharide to the cell surface
Erdogan’s ‘vile’ comments on Christchurch mosques shootings dismissed as not representative of Muslims
Algeria tensions: Governing party chief backs protesters
Netanyahu and Pompeo vow to counter Iranian aggression
Daesh holdouts in Syria battle ‘gone by tonight:’ Trump
Turkey’s economic woes lift opposition hopes
Nile crisis must be resolved to avoid conflict: Think tank
Lions, other animals to be saved from Gaza zoo: welfare group
Syrian refugee turns his escape into a video game
Pompeo thanks Saudi crown prince for supporting UN Yemen envoy Griffiths during Middle East tour
US grants Iraq 90-day waiver to buy Iranian energy
A quarterly magazine of urban affairs, published by the Manhattan Institute, edited by Brian C. Anderson.
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The Marijuana Delusion
Actor Benedict Cumberbatch severs business ties with Mokhzani Mahathir over anti-Semitic comments made by his father
Ghana airline is close to an order for Comac’s ARJ21 regional jet, giving China’s aircraft maker a toehold in global aviation
Machelle Hobson, mum with YouTube kids channel, pepper sprayed and locked up bad performers, police say
Singer R. Kelly, arrested on sex abuse charges, asks judge for permission to fly to Dubai to perform five concerts
French army to be called in to guard public buildings as police tackle yet more ‘yellow vest’ protests
Acting Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan investigated over claims of bias towards Boeing, his former employer
UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet says US sanctions could deepen ‘devastating’ Venezuelan crisis
Amsterdam to ban ‘disrespectful’ tours of its iconic red-light district as councillor says ‘sex workers are not a tourist attraction’
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Funko's lovely Stan Lee tribute
A new film about artist Gus Harper
Why newsletters are the best form of social media: “You don’t have to fight an algorithm to reach your audience”
Where the design community meets.
Phil Coffman Personal site – Everything Old is New Again
Abstract - The value of design hinges on process
Tracing the future of web design, through the history of art
Abstract raises $30M
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