Mother language

I keep thinking about “Mother Language” and what does it mean.

Obviously, my mother language is Hebrew, but is my Hebrew better than English ?

Probably yes, but having spent almost 10 years outside Israel I feel my level deteriorates.

Only this morning when I read poetry in Hebrew I felt that there is a difference. That I am not sure if I can enjoy English/Japanese or Spanish poetry in the same way I enjoy in Hebrew.

 

iPhone Xs Leather Craft case

Got my new iPhone Xs, which means I had to make a new case for it.

This time, a very simple design, little stitching. Which means, I could finish this in less than two hours work.

 

Me against RDMA

In 2005, I was a a Software team leader in Montilio, a company who tried (and managed) to accelerate File server access, by separating control plane from Data plane and making sure the data is not copied back and forth to CPU memory.

What I did not remember was that we were up against RDMA solutions, a technology I now promote. I still think Montilio had a real cool product, but it could not catch up to the fast pace of CPU and storage development.

 

Link to PR

And quote from the CEO:

Companies such as Alacritech and Neterion have attempted to alleviate this burden by using Remote Direct Memory Access and TCP Offload Engines, approaches Tsuk says are more designed to accelerate network traffic than make file processing more efficient.

 

 

 

Job Description Fail

Saw this on Linkedin and I am surprised the Job Description was published this way.

Someone took the company template added a title and published it.

Key responsibilities:

  • Max 5-7 bullet points with a small introduction

etc.

 

A week later, this job description was not fixed on LinkedIn.   Good luck hiring “Max 5-7 bullet points”

Leather Craft Lacing

Trying new techniques to improve my skills and variety of designs I will be able to create.

Plan is for a bag decoration.

Took Picasso drawing of a dove, and transferred it to Leather.

Currently reading 暗幕のゲルニカ, a story about Picasso’s Guernica, relationship with Dora Maar, as well as story about a Japanese woman living in New York. This drawing was mentioned in the story and felt this is a good drawing to try. Simple, clear and famous.

 

Homo Deus in Japanese

Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari was released in Japan.

The ad photo is from the Nikkei newspaper, so I guess it will go on the Best Selling books soon.

I decided not to read it.

Whatever happened to private emails

Was browsing through my gmail accounts and read old emails and realized that I do not get private emails anymore.

It seems most of my communication with friends is done over Facebook and messaging, but I feel it becomes more shallow or maybe even less frequent.

How will my friends respond if I send them emails ? surprise ? Ignore?

I think I will try

地球星人 - Update

As previously wrote, read 地球星人 by Sayaka Murata and finished reading.

A bit difficult for me to write a review, as had several phases while reading:

First, felt “yet another book by Murata-san” challenging the accepted society rules. Why does one need to play by society rules, get married, have children, work, transfer the genes to another generation that will do the same.

Then, it became a story of a girl that is abused, while society does not protect her but rather judge.

Last part went crazy, but was it really crazy, or just the writer’s way to shake, to create a feeling of disgust while I was thinking the 3 people are actually trying to establish a new culture, which is not that different from ours.

The heroin struggles with sexual desire, discussing reproduction.

Do not want to disclose the story and ending, but I was a bit disappointed after reading コンビニ人間.

 

Love my way

Not sure if I knew this song when I was young, but discovered it last week while listening to Spotify and I can’t just stop listening to it.

 

The Psychedelic Furs, Love My Way :

 

 

Working hard

Thoughts about “working hard”.
What does it mean “to work hard” in the IT world.
Long hours?
Stress?
What is the definition of “working hard” at a factory :
Physical labor
Long hours
Power harassment?
What is the definition of “working hard” for a farmer?
Is there even a definition for that? Or is its just called work  ?
I thought about it when I saw a newspaper delivery girl (woman?) riding her motorbike in a pouring rain without rain gear, to bring me (and other customers) our evening newspaper.
Did she consider what she did “hard Work” or was it for her “another day at the job”