Now it’s all the little things

Immediately after arriving in New York City, I turned myself into a tornado of work and worry in order to make sure KinkForAll was the success I desperately needed it to be. To my indescribable relief and happiness, KFANYC wasn’t just a success, it smashed through even my wildest expectations, topping at 45 presentations with …

Too many tears: My first morning back in NYC

A few minutes ago I awoke in a friend’s bed in their apartment in Harlem. I wanted to do nothing but stay there and not get up. I feel like there is too much to take care of, way too much to handle. My flight from Sydney to New York City was less than good, …

Using Calendars from the Command Line

If you’re anything like me, you always have a terminal window open. One of the reasons I do this, of course, is because it’s fast. If I want to know anything at all about my computer, all I need do is type the question. The answer, because it’s always text-based, comes back immediately. I don’t …

Reason Number…uhh…Why I Love VoIP

So, even though I’m still fighting with the Customer Service department of iiNet to realign my billing cycle with the day (over two weeks late) of when my Internet service actually started, I have to say that the service itself is superb. It may just be because I’m in prime DSL location, only a building away …

Sharing your Windows XP Virtual Machine’s Internet connection with your Mac OS X host operating system using VMware Fusion

In some situations, like the odd one I now find myself in, the only way to get Internet connectivity is to use a solution that requires a fair bit of maneuvering. In my situation, I have temporarily obtained a Vodafone 3G mobile card. Unfortunately, the Vodafone Mobile Connect software for Mac OS X as of …

Things different about Australia

By way of example, I am being completely devoured by mosquitos sitting on a bench somewhere in Newtown, a suburb of Sydney. I’m leeching wifi in quite literally the only freely open, non-commercial wifi spot I’ve been able to find in the entire city after searching for such a spot for more than a week. …

Insomnia of the worst kind

Tonight’s my first of a little over a week’s worth of nights alone. When this ends, I’ll be on the other side of the planet. I’ve turned out the lights maybe four times already, trying to get ready for bed, but my body just won’t shut down despite its utter exhaustion. I really hate this …

Letter to Daniel Gilbert, Harvard Psychologist

Dear Mr. Gilbert, My name is Meitar Moscovitz, and I am hoping that this letter serves two purposes. First, I want to express to you an enormous degree of thanks that, no matter how I try to codify it in writing this letter, seems to defy explanation. In part, this is because I have yet …

Thoughts on happiness and relationships and mental health

I suppose it is not surprising that just after the turn of the new year on all of our calendars, everyone and everything is seemingly reflecting on measurements of their own happiness and satisfaction. I just took a little Happiness Formula test and the result I got is unsurprising: Slightly below average in life satisfaction …