Today, I watched my best friends graduate college. University of Chicago, class of 2017. Bachelors of Arts and Science. I’m just starting to appreciate just how lucky I was to have them. They were my first real group of friends.Read More
I grew up hearing the phrase “never again”. As a young Jewish boy, those two words embodied how I understood justice. It meant that we’d learn from the atrocities of the past, and do my part to ensure they wouldn’t happen on my watch.
Right now, that very idea of justice is under attack.Read More
These ten days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are supposed to be about repentance for transgressions against other people. Yom Kippur is only about atonement for sins against god (or yourself, depending on your understand of things). It’s so cathartic to just write out the things you’ve done in a year you’re sorry for, and to let people know that you want their forgiveness.
In that vein, al cheyt:Read More
This is the talk I gave at NSSpain 2016
The Road to CocoaPods 1.0
I’ve been CocoaPods’ lead developer for the past couple of years, and today I’m going to tell the story of CocoaPods 1.0.Read More
This was my final paper for my European Civilizations class, discussing what I learned over the the course of the quarter.
It is very tempting to view the history of European civilization as a relentless progression towards a perfect society. This temptation is particularly strong for those of us here in the United States, a nation whose own founding document begins, “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union…do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” This ‘more perfect union’ is envisioned as the natural successor an uninterrupted line of societies dating back to biblical times, from Moses to Jesus to Rome, through to modern Europe and across the Atlantic to the New World. This view, however, is not an accurate assessment of ‘how we got here today’, since it ignores the very parts of history that were responsible for shaping the meaning of a ‘civilized European society’.Read More