We chose to name our daughter, Shira Tova, after Joel's Grandma Sherry, his paternal grandmother. Sherry passed away when Joel was only 7 years old, but he remembers their years together with extreme fondness, from their summers at Lake Buel in the Berkshires of Massachusetts, to her guitar playing and singing. She was a joy-filled, vivacious woman, who filled every room she entered. Her love resonated with everyone she met, but most especially through the family she built, who she still influences to this day. Her energy was always palpable, as we can already tell is with the case with Shira.
Besides the vocal similarity to the name "Sherry," the Hebrew word "shira" means "song" and "tova" means "good" or "beautiful," so together they literally translate as "beautiful song," which describes Sherry on many levels. Additionally, "Tova" was the Hebrew name of Sarah's grandmother, Tosia, and we are thrilled to be able to honor her as well.
Decided it was about time to try a factory reset of my Nexus 5X today. Went through the process, which is about as sad as one might expect. Everything went smoothly, just slowly. When I got to my home screen, I had the usual realization of "oh no, my apps are going to be installing for the next 6 hours, and my phone won't be usable."
Except, sitting there, completely usable on my homescreen... my PWAs. They started up, ran, and worked perfectly. The only part of my phone that worked, other than the pre-installed apps*.
Thanks, and co.!
* To be fully honest, of course, this only worked because Chrome is installed with the factory image. Of course, it's effectively just an type of Android run-time, so it's not really all that special.
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