It's Father's Day coming up this weekend, but my daughter is graduating from high school, so I asked that we celebrate my day early, so we can concentrate on her this weekend. The gift I asked my family for was that we all join our Minecraft Realm and kill the Ender Dragon. We started playing … Continue reading The End
AJ asked for gyros for Topological Taco Tuesday. (We eat foods with carbs on three sides on Tuesdays). This is a little weird; my Greek family is from Jerusalem and mostly makes Levantine dishes with a Greek twist. Gyros were invented after WWII in mainland Greece, so they're not in my repertoire. They also are … Continue reading Gyros
I just finished this book by Roberto Bolaño, and it really messed me up. I can't remember why exactly I picked it up; I think I read an article online that mentioned in passing that it was a difficult novel with some particular timeliness that many smart people were reading right now, and I thought, … Continue reading 2666
I’m excited to announce that I’ve joined the Open Earth Foundation as its new Director of Open Technology. The OEF is a non-profit organization whose mission is to develop Open Source software for climate change mitigation. We work with governments, NGOs, and technology companies to provide solutions for carbon emissions tracking, clean energy generation, healthy … Continue reading Director of Open Technology at Open Earth Foundation
I started reading The Golden Bough by James George Frazer late last year, and it took me many, many months to get through. I have been trying to write about books as I finish them, but this one has been a big block in the pipe for me, so I haven't been writing about the … Continue reading The Golden Bough
I heard about the In The Zone programme last year and I've been really intrigued since. It's a partnership between the World Wildlife Fund and Loblaws group to make native plants more available to everyday gardeners in Ontario and Québec. I found out last week that there are Loblaws garden centres participating in the In … Continue reading Quebec Native Plants at Loblaws Garden Centre
We went to the nearby bird sanctuary, which had bags of sunflower seeds to share with the songbirds.
Part of my job is hiring people. I'm looking for a job right now, and each time I apply for a position, I try to write the kind of cover letter I'd want to read. At some point in the last few decades, we got it in our heads that the cover letter is supposed … Continue reading How to write a cover letter