Friday, May 17th, 2019
China breaches US oil export sanctions against Iran, Debka reports. Oh dear.
Any fool can fast, but it takes a wise man to break a fast properly.
George Bernard Shaw
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, 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.
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
'Revolution' in Poland as nation confronts church pedophiles...
Neighbors suing over pig fumes spur 'right-to-farm' push...
TV Ratings Freefall: 90% of Broadcast Shows Decline...
Malaria back with vengeance in crisis-hit Venezuela...
5 Catholic priests charged in Michigan sex abuse investigation...
Glittery festival literally costs the earth...
Films in running...
Cannes to present Palme d'Or, with history on line...
Miami bounty hunters armed with battering ram storm home over $750 bond, video shows...
Federal Judge Blocks Trump's Wall Plans...
UPDATE: CROSSFIT quits FACEBOOK; 'Utopian socialists'...
U.S. Military to Trawl Through 350 Billion Social Media Messages...
Jews warned against wearing kippah in Germany...
Covert digital threats...
EU votes as populists seek historic breakthrough... Developing...
Chief Wisely Reverses Himself, Apologizes for Raid on Journalist
Why Would Any Country Trust America Again After Trump?
Media Cries Wolf Again Over Russiagate Transparency
Sources Fear Barr May Expose Secrets, Politicize Intel
In Australia, the Least-Hated Party Won
Julian Assange's Chilling Effect
Theresa May Had One Job - Brexit. She Failed.
Rein in Politicized Judges and Their Injunctions
Teaching 'White Privilege' Doesn't Accomplish What You Think
U.S. Democracy Has Been Hijacked By White Men
Trump-Russia: The Knives Are Out
Pence's Efforts to Help Iraqi Christians Faces New Threat
Harvard's Latest Enfeeblement of Liberal Education
Dems Have Forgotten How Playground Bullying Works
Naomi Wolf Was Destroyed By Her Research Bias
Links for the intellectually curious, ranked by readers.
Nancy Pelosi clip shows misinformation still has a home on Facebook
The Feds May Come to Regret Charging Assange with Espionage
Bounty hunters storm home with battering RAM over $750 bond, video shows
The Shield of Achilles (1952)
Iris Automation Is Hiring a Computer Vision Expert – AI for Drones
Show HN: A renderless and extendable rich-text editor for Vue.js
B017 Braille Music and Unified English Braille (Final) [pdf]
Please don’t theme our apps
Starlink satellite-train visible with the naked eye
macOS X GateKeeper Bypass
U.S. military to analyze 350B social media posts to understand popular movements
DSLs for non-programmers are a hoax
Details about MIDI 2.0
No, Night Owls Aren’t Doomed to Die Early
Iran claims secret weapons for sinking US warships
French police hunt for masked cyclist Lyon bomber
The US military plainly accuses Iran’s Guards of sabotaging 4 tankers
Officials: Trump decides to send 1,500 more troops to the ME
Theresa May steps down as UK prime minister, leaving divided party
Theresa May believed heading to finally resign as UK PM
Firefighters out in force on Friday as sizzling temperatures rise
Trucks hauling S-300s to coastal Asaluyeh shown on social media
Huge fires force 3,500 to evacuate homes. 20 houses burned down
Trump Peace Plan’s Chapter 1 Faces Shaky Birth at Bahrain
Prepared for the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations
No, Israel Isn't a Country of Privileged White Europeans
How Israel Is Helping to Feed the World
NATO and Israel Deepen Ties
The New German Anti-Semitism
German Holocaust Archive Puts Millions of Documents Online
What Would a Palestinian State Actually Look Like?
Dozens of Homes Destroyed as Israel Battles Major Wildfires
A Global Study of Settlements in Occupied Territories
Arab States Pressuring Palestinians to Attend Bahrain Economic Workshop
My Father's Family Was Turned Away from America on the M.S. St. Louis
Six Palestinians Wounded in Gaza Tunnel Collapse
India Ended Iranian Oil Imports
Former Israeli Security Adviser: Iran Wants "to Annihilate" Israel
Palestinian Security Prisoners Receive Special Perks in Detention
Changes in the Iranian Revolutionary Guard: Preparations for Conflict?
Daily briefing: Video films four trillion frames per second
Author Correction: miR-34a blocks osteoporosis and bone metastasis by inhibiting osteoclastogenesis and Tgif2
Taiwan considers double-blind peer review for grants
Robo-pups, printed ears and bias – a tour of AI
Author Correction: A CRISPR/Cas system mediates bacterial innate immune evasion and virulence
Violent birth could explain galaxy’s shortage of dark matter
Daily briefing: Are carbon offsets failing us?
Video filmed at four trillion frames per second captures light in a flash
World’s largest laser lab rocked by slew of disputes
Landlocked Mongolia might hold clues to underwater volcanoes
Brazilian scientists strive to turn politicians into allies
Billion-year-old fossils set back evolution of earliest fungi
Podcast: Pre-industrial plankton populations, European science, and ancient fungi
Rogue emissions of ozone-depleting chemical pinned to China
Closing in on what motivates motivation
Iranian FM lands in Baghdad for talks with Iraqi counterpart
Sudan military council chief Al-Burhan visits Egypt for talks with President El-Sisi
Lebanon denies forcing Syrians home from Beirut airport
Sudanese protesters call for strike amid divisions with army
Iraqis turn to budding ecotourism to save marshes
Six women are all that remain of a once-thriving Jewish community in Cairo
An NGO strives to stem brain drain of talent from Lebanon
US bolsters Middle East force with 1,500 troops as Pentagon blames Iran for tanker attacks
Lebanese cabinet approves draft state budget
Lebanon deports 16 Syrians
A quarterly magazine of urban affairs, published by the Manhattan Institute, edited by Brian C. Anderson.
Remember the Fallen, and Their Cause
Nothing Left to Lose
Bring Back the Old Cory Booker
Au Secours—and Pass the Duck
Socialism Destroys the Human Character
Iran’s Javad Zarif says US troop deployment to Middle East a 'threat to international peace'
Global tribunal tells Russia to free detained Ukrainian sailors 'immediately'
Pope Francis says abortion is never OK, likens it to ‘hiring a hitman’
European Union votes as populists hope to upset the apple cart
If Donald Trump kills off Chinese firm Huawei, do Asia’s 5G dreams die?
Novartis launches most expensive drug ever, a gene therapy treatment that sells for US$2.1 million
North Korea’s latest ballistic missile launches violated UN resolution, top US security aide John Bolton says
Why China shouldn’t retaliate against US firms after Huawei ban
For Modi 2.0, India’s US-China balancing act just got trickier
Why Theresa May’s exit won’t fix British politics – and could make it even more chaotic
Brain candy for Happy Mutants
Quantum physics, Brad & Angie, and Doris Day's scandals, in this week’s dubious tabloids
Give your career a boost with these online training bundles that are 60% off
Real estate title insurance company exposed 885,000,000 customers' records, going back 16 years: bank statements, drivers' licenses, SSNs, and tax records
Already regretting assigning Anthony Burgess to review the Samsung Galaxy Fold
The Digital Public Library of America has re-released the Mueller Report as a well-formatted ebook instead of a crappy PDF
A(nother) Lego Turing machine
On the visual miracle of "slit-scan" video
How to manage anxiety and depression in 10 easy* steps
Highly rated Black n' Red notebook on sale
Deepfaking Mona Lisa
A cheap bread lame that should work just fine
That guy who made up a story about stealing a brick of heroin from an MS-13 gang member says he now regrets it
Germany demands an end to working cryptography
Why Are the Prices So D*MN High?
Maciej Cegłowski on gdpr
Friday assorted links
Shipping the good economists out?
*Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World*
State and local policy is the real immigration policy
What should I ask Neal Stephenson?
Thursday assorted links
America’s Cities Are Unlivable. Blame Wealthy Liberals
Incentives matter, installment #1437
Raj Chetty’s empirical restructuring of Harvard’s undergraduate economics
My Conversation with Ezekiel Emanuel
One of the Greatest Environmental Crimes of the 20th Century
Wednesday assorted links
Good news, but long overdue — the rise of personal finance economics
Where the design community meets.
For San Francisco Designers: who is going to design week?
Made the dream expense tracking app. Just how I want it.
How we designed a bike/scooter-to-transit trip planner
Introducing Struct Illustrations for Web
How we research for designing a new product
HTML Emails 101 For Web Developers
Factors that influence the reading experience in Augmented Reality
The New We Work Remotely
I built a WordPress Plugin to auto-create og:images
How To Make A Conversion-Driven SaaS Landing Page [2019 Edition]
Tables for a design system
Resy : Behance Design
13+ Books All About Email Marketing Design You Need To Check Out
Animation handoff: how to make sure what you design is what the developers build
Rumors and news on everything Apple since 1997
Apple facing class action lawsuit over alleged iTunes & Apple Music data sale
Apple Card is the subscription that pays you to use it
Former Apple retail chief Ahrendts says 'mission accomplished,' denies reported criticisms
Apple confirms Apple Watch ECG function to roll out in Canada
DOJ might green-light T-Mobile and Sprint merger, report suggests
Apple buys asthma-monitoring startup Tueo Health
Review: Creative's Sound BlasterX Katana brings a punch to the desktop
C by GE smart home lineup gains HomeKit support after multiple delays
New price drops deliver the best deals on Apple Watches, Macs, iPads
Huawei tossed from SD Association, Wi-Fi Alliance, RAM spec group
Apple issues iOS 12.3.1 update fixing VoLTE & Messages issues
Killer 2019 MacBook Pro deals: Save $150 to $200 on new models
Opinions on corporate and brand identity work.
Spotted: New Name and Logo for Artemis
Linked: Bee-g Mac
Noted: New Logo and Packaging for Æcorn Aperitifs by Pearlfisher
Reviewed: Friday Likes 288: From Diano, makebardo, and A Friend of Mine
Spotted: New Logo for Hyundai Merchant Marine
Spotted: New Packaging for Alaskan Brewing Company by Blindtiger
Linked: Stade Rennais FC Fan Fiction
Noted: New Logo for Sallie Mae
Reviewed: New Logo and Identity for Duquesne University Athletics by ChangeUp
Spotted: New Logo for Healthline
Spotted: New Logo and Identity for Savoir Beds by Without
Linked: Game of Chairs
Noted: New Logo and Identity for True Ventures by Ueno
Reviewed: New Logo and Identity for MoFu by Podpunkt
Spotted: New Logo for Wintershall Dea by Jung von Matt
Biting the hand that feeds IT
experiments in refactored perception
Predictable Identities 10: Big Updates
Domestic Cozy: 5
A New Newsletter: The Art of Gig
Animated Music Video
Charity DM Graphic Designers
Drupal 8 Developer Needed
Freelance Web Design
Social Media Support
Senior Artworker needed
Google and Facebook Ads set up
Digital Marketing Executive
Wordpress Developer needed