Archive for the 'life' Category

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 […]

Geeking out with my iPhone

Saturday, December 11th, 2010

Here’s a post about a few iPhone things I would have liked help with upfront. Case! Before I bought an iPhone I picked myself up a case. I’m not the most gentle technology user, and knew I would need a durable one. I read a number of articles about touch iPhone cases and realized there […]

Meet Harley

Saturday, December 11th, 2010

No, not the motorcycle in the picture. That’s N’s and I don’t think it has a name (and I don’t really like it – even though I sat on it). Harley is my iPhone. It’s about time, eh?


Sunday, October 24th, 2010

“May her memory be for a blessing.”

Kobo Story and Review

Friday, July 16th, 2010

This post is longer than it should be because I haven’t written in awhile, my code is taking a long time to compile these days, and it’s my blog so I’ll do what I want. I put headings so you can skip to the actual review part if you so choose Part 1: Where I […]

We are family!

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

I got all my sisters Originally uploaded by Pen for Hire My cousin Marlee’s Bat Mitzvah was a few weeks ago. We celebrated in style. And even had a flash mob. Yes, my little sis choreographed a little ditty to we are family which Marlee and all her friends performed. And me. And my sis. […]