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1. Revamped the first paragraphs in the front page to be an introduction
to the site.

2. Added a news item regarding the recent changes.

3. Transferred many news items to old-news.html.

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-* Write a message in the News file:
-
-    1. Stop Software Patents
-    2. New Navigation Menu Code.
-    3. Mozilla Navigation Links.
-    4. Uber-Kitchy Leading Path of Components.
-    5. Giving Private Lessons
-
-* Add the opening paragraph or two to the homepage.
-
 ul.navbarnested { padding-left : 0em ; margin-left : 2em }
 h3.newsitem { text-indent: 3em }
 p.newsitem { margin-left : 6em }
+ol.newsitem { margin-left : 6em }
 div.indent { margin-left : 3em }
 p.indent { margin-left : 3em  }
 div.rightalign { text-align : right }
 
 <if "<software_patents />" "<software_patents_notice />" "" />
 
+
+<h2>About this Site</h2>
+
+<p>
+This is the personal site of <a href="personal.html">Shlomi Fish</a>. I am
+an Israeli <a href="./open-source/">software developer</a>, 
+<a href="./humour/">writer</a>, <a href="./philosophy/">essayist</a>,
+and occasional <a href="<vipe:url "lecture/" />">lecturer</a>.
+</p>
+
+<p>
+You can explore the site using the navigation bar to the right. Alternatively,
+you can traverse it page by page using the arrows at the top, or the 
+Mozilla/Firefox site navigation bar.
+</p>
+
 <h2><a href="./me/">Personal Info</a></h2>
 
 <p class="indent">
 
 <h2>News</h2>
 
+<h3 class="newsitem">23-Sep-2004</h3>
+
+<p class="newsitem">
+The site has seen a major revamp in the last couple of days. Here is a list
+of the most important changes and news:
+</p>
+
+<ol class="newsitem">
+<li>
+I added the <a href="http://swpat.ffii.org/">"Stop Software Patents!"</a> nag 
+image to all my pages and a top frame to the front page.
+</li>
+<li>
+There's a new code for the navigation menu. The old code was an unholy mess,
+and the new code is a pure Perl one, which makes the nav-menu much easier
+to maintain.
+</li>
+<li>
+Thanks to the new navigation menu code, there are now Mozilla/Firefox 
+navigation links, that allow traversing the site page by page. For those who
+are unfortunate enough not to use these browsers, some rudimentary arrows were
+added above the navigation menu.
+</li>
+<li>
+I now have an Uber-kitchy leading path of the page sections and sub-sections at 
+the top.
+</li>
+<li>
+I'm now <a href="./work/private-lessons/">giving private lessons</a> in
+high-school subjects and computer-related topics.
+</li>
+</ol>
+
 <h3 class="newsitem">10-Aug-2004</h3>
 
 <p class="newsitem">
 
 <subject "Shlomi Fish' Homepage Old News Items" />
 
+<h3 class="newsitem">26-Jun-2003</h3>
+
+<p class="newsitem">
+Added my favourite online comic strips to the <a href="links.html">links 
+section</a>.
+</p>
+
+<h3 class="newsitem">19-Jun-2003</h3>
+
+<p class="newsitem">
+Added the <a href="./open-source/favourite/">favourite open source 
+software list</a>. Added the 
+<a href="<rellink url="lecture/mini/mdda/" host="vipe" />">Meta-Data 
+Database Access lecture</a> to the <a href="<rellink url="lecture/" host="vipe" />">lectures collection</a>.
+</p>
+
+<h3 class="newsitem">26-Oct-2002</h3>
+
+<p class="newsitem">
+Added the <a href="http://vipe.technion.ac.il/~shlomif/software-tools/">software 
+tools directory</a>.
+</p>
+
+<h3 class="newsitem">7-Aug-2002</h3>
+
+<p class="newsitem">
+Added <a href="./humour/ways_to_do_it.html">Ways to do it according
+to the Programming Languages of the World</a> to the Humour section. Enjoy!
+</p>
+
+<h3 class="newsitem">18-May-2002</h3>
+
+<p class="newsitem">
+I have placed the fortune files I am maintaining online 
+<a href="http://vipe.technion.ac.il/~shlomif/humour/fortunes/">here</a>.
+</p>
+
 <h3>15-May-2002</h3>
 
 <p>