Cyberdov Life in Riverdale, NY

April 6, 2011

Wonderful Pesach Video (from Chavruta)

Filed under: Holidays,Humor,Pesach (Passover),Torah — cyberdov @ 8:49 pm

Take 15 min out of your day and watch this.

Why did the Canadian cross the road?

Filed under: Family,Humor — cyberdov @ 7:41 pm


To get to the middle.

(HT – Sue’s hockey buddy Buena)




Sue added this one:

What’s the Canadian Olympic cheer?


“Go for the Bronze”



March 8, 2011

Just doing my part…

Filed under: Business,Humor — cyberdov @ 12:42 pm

…to help this video go viral!

February 2, 2011

From the Desk of Bob Mankoff (The New Yorker)

Filed under: Humor — cyberdov @ 4:56 pm

Just finished a third round of ice-pick work to make our driveway passable – it was a solid sheet of ice this morning. So I definitely appreciated Bob Mankoff’s quip:

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about climate change. Like how I’d like to change New York’s climate to San Diego’s.


January 11, 2010

Twitteleh – Twitter for the Jewish Mother

Filed under: Family,Humor — Tags: — cyberdov @ 3:11 pm

Warning – do not watch when drinking anthing that could go up your nose with a sudden fit of laughter…

Hat tip: Jacob Ner David, VCinJerusalem Blog.

December 14, 2009

Parallel Parking Algorithm

Filed under: Family,Humor — cyberdov @ 2:17 pm

Who says Mathematics are not relevant to everyday life? A British mathematician has solved the problem of how much extra space you need to squeeze your car into that too-small parking spot.


From :

For those who dread trying to squeeze their car into a tight space, help is at hand – scientists have created a mathematical formula to help motorists park perfectly.

The equation is the result of a collaboration between Vauxhall Motors and maths professor Simon Blackburn.

Prof Blackburn, from the University of London’s Royal Holloway College, came up with the formula to make even the trickiest reverse parallel parking situations a breeze.However, to the average motorist, its array of square roots, brackets and symbols is likely to lead to more confusion than the driving task at hand.

The formula was released after a Vauxhall survey showed 57 per cent lacked confidence in their parking ability and 32 per cent would rather drive further from their destination or to a more expensive car park, purely to avoid manoeuvring into a small space.

The least confident parkers were those from Norwich, while the most confident were the Welsh.

Professor Blackburn said: “Parking the car is something that most of us do on a daily basis – and we all get a little frustrated with it sometimes.

“This was the perfect opportunity to show how we can apply mathematics to understanding something that we all share.

“The formula and our advice can help people understand what good parallel parking involves.

“If you understand the angles and the dimensions of your own car then you can work out how to park in a nice, confident way.

“Everyone has had the experience of ignoring a space because you’re not sure if you can fit in or not. This formula solves that problem.”

The formula begins by using the radius of a car’s turning circle and the distance between the vehicle’s front and back wheels.

Then, using the length of the car’s nose and the width of an adjacent car the formula can tell exactly how big a space needs to be for your car to fit.

By applying this to basic parking guidelines, you can work out exactly when to turn the steering wheel to slide in perfectly.

Spaces will be at a premium this year as 35 million shoppers flock to towns and cities to snap up last minute bargains.

However, the survey found that 15 per cent of Britons claim parking their car to go shopping is the biggest challenge they face at Christmas.

Simon Ewart, from Vauxhall Motors, said: “There’s no escaping the fact that parking can be challenging for the best of drivers.”

November 19, 2009

Speaks for Itself

Filed under: Humor,NYC — cyberdov @ 7:44 am

(hat tip – The NY Times)


July 9, 2009

The Joys of Being a Consultant

Filed under: Humor — Tags: , , , — cyberdov @ 10:06 am

First, a disclaimer – none of my clients treat me like this!!!

But for a good chuckle, check out this video.

June 16, 2009

Shouldn’t that be ‘Keegl’? :-)

Filed under: Humor — cyberdov @ 10:15 am


Koogle – a search engine for the frummies!

Religiously devout Jews barred by rabbis from surfing the Internet may now “Koogle” it on a new “kosher” search engine, the site manager said on Sunday.

Yossi Altman said Koogle, a play on the names of a Jewish noodle pudding and the ubiquitous Google, appears to meet the standards of Orthodox rabbis, who restrict use of the Web to ensure followers avoid viewing sexually explicit material.

The site, at, omits religiously objectionable material, such as most photographs of women which Orthodox rabbis view as immodest, Altman said.

Its links to Israeli news and shopping sites also filter out items most ultra-Orthodox Israelis are forbidden by rabbis to have in their homes, such a television sets.

“This is a kosher alternative for ultra-Orthodox Jews so that they may surf the Internet,” Altman said by telephone.

The site was developed in part at the encouragement of rabbis who sought a solution to the needs of ultra-Orthodox Jews to browse the Web particularly for vital services, he said.

Nothing can be posted on the Jewish Sabbath, when religious law bans all types of work and business, Altman said. “If you try to buy something on the Sabbath, it gets stuck and won’t let you.”

(Hat tip – PC Magazine“>PC Magazine)

March 31, 2009

Moses is Departing Egypt: A Facebook Haggadah

Filed under: Humor,Pesach (Passover) — cyberdov @ 12:32 pm


(Hat Tip: Elan)

The Passover Seder, the oldest continuously observed religious ceremony in the world, tells the story of the Jews’ Exodus from Egypt.  Jewish tradition says that people of each generation must imagine that they personally had departed from Egypt, and the sages say that each generation must tell the story in its own terms.

The sages probably did not intend this.

Joseph is going to Egypt.

Joseph and Pharaoh are now friends.


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