Author Archive

From 13 to 3: Lessons I’ve learned

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

Yesterday was my last day at IBM after 13.5 years. While it’s hard to believe I have spent my entire professional career in one company, the different roles and opportunities that have been afforded me make it seem like I’ve worked in at least 5 different places. Not to mention, I grew up while at […]

Jewish Wedding 101

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

yes, jenn is getting married. in four (!!) sleeps. i am uber excited to be having a wedding with lots of friends and family joining me, and realized that while i almost exclusively attend jewish weddings, for some mine will be a first. I haven’t been able to find one site that explains things in […]

So, you want a visa for Mozambique, eh?

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

I’m going to Mozambique soonish. For my trip, I was told I needed a visa. I was also told that this visa should be acquired prior to arriving in Mozambique. I did what any normal visa seeking person does, which is Google “Mozambique Visa”. Got a lot of weird sites this way, and ended up […]

Miss me?

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Yes, it’s been awhile. I’m not radio silent, though. I’m just articulating myself in 140 characters or less. I will start posting more regularly.

A reply from Kobo

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

In case any one is curious, here’s the reply I got from Dan Leibu, CTO of Kobo. They’re definitely owning up to the problems which is nice. Dear Ms. Schachter: First and foremost, please let me apologize for the poor experiences you have had in upgrading your Kobo Reader. I’m deeply sorry for them and […]

The Solitude of Prime Numbers by Paolo Giordano

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

I wanted to love this book. The title. The cover. Everything. But I didn’t. It was good but not great. The characters were interesting and the story too… but I wanted more. And yes, I guess in some ways that’s the whole point.


Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

I hate to say it, but Oprah picked a winner. I couldn’t stop reading this novel. The characters were interesting and complex and I just had to know what was going to happen next. We’re doing it at my book club this month and I’ve actually written down things I want to talk about because […]

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

The only non-fiction book I read in 2010 (at least by choice). An interesting tale about the woman behind HeLa cells and the author’s challenge in the present day learning about her. Didn’t find it all that engrossing and was definitely ready for it to be done by the end.

One Day by David Nicholls

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

A window into the lives of two people – the same day over two decades. I didn’t expect to like this very much but ended up loving it! Cried when it was done and talked about it to no one (N who wasn’t listening) on the boat.

Kobo Update Chaos

Friday, December 17th, 2010

If you follow me on Twitter or know me in real life you’ve likely heard that I upgraded to the new version of the Kobo Desktop and eReader software. It was an awful experience that resulted in me resetting my unit to the factory defaults. This was particularly aggravating because the same thing happened the […]