Jacob Saul Elyashar

Raphael Meir Panigel

Raphael Meir Panigel and Jacob Saul Elyashar were both Sephardic rabbis in Jerusalem, born in 1804 and 1817, respectively.  They both wore turbans.

Yaakov Abuhatzeira

He wore a turban like his Moroccan neighbors.

I'll Totally Start Posting More Often

I really wish I could say "sorry I haven't posted in so long, I'll totally start posting more often."  But that's not really true.  A plain blog doesn't really fit my update style any more.  The truth is I have been posting prolifically, on Twitter, Flickr, and Youtube.  Lots of work-related stuff, lots of pictures of the kids.

My New Gallery (and why Flickr is relevant again)

I've once again changed my gallery.  But this time I think I'm going to keep it for a while.

Drupalcon: יום אחד

(That means "first day" and it's a biblical reference.)

Android, Jelly Bean, the Cloud, and Google's Long Game

I've ranted before about Google's long game; see Google's Endgame.  I 2011, I predicted that Google was aiming at a unified user interface.  I was partially right.  Google is still aiming at a unified UI, but their goals are going so much deeper than that.  I just wiped my cell phone, and the experience gave me a taste of the future, Google style.

Starcraft II: Last Impressions

All you need to know is there's a cut scene where a character talks about someone he lost, while Free Bird plays in the background.

Our Strength

I was just having a conversation with Yelena last week about how other nations perceive Americans as weak.  I argued that what others perceive as our weakness, is actually our strength.

The Best Shave You're Not Having

The Art of Manliness says upgrading from a disposable cartridge razor to an old fashioned safety razor is like upgrading from a Pinto to a Cadillac.

It's true.


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