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+<!-- TITLE=New Aphorisms, Collections of Humorous &quot;Facts&quot; and Hebrew Translation of &quot;Define Zionism&quot;-->
+<p>
+There are <a href="http://www.shlomifish.org/humour.html#siginificance-of-being-18">four new aphorisms</a> in the aphorisms' collection:
+</p>
+
+<blockquote>
+    <p>
+    A kid always wishes they were older until they are 18. Afterwards, they 
+    always wish they were younger.
+    </p>
+</blockquote>
+
+<p>
+There's <a href="http://www.shlomifish.org/humour/bits/facts/">a new
+    sub-section of my humour section dedicated to collections of "facts"</a>
+about various things that my friends or I originated. Right now,
+there are some facts about Chuck Norris, why Knuth (= the famous computer
+scientist) is not God, some facts about Larry Wall (the software developer
+known for Perl) and some about how and why XSLT is evil. More additions are
+welcome:
+</p>
+
+<blockquote>
+
+    <ul>
+        <li>
+        Chuck Norris read the entire English Wikipedia in 24 hours. Twice. 
+        </li>
+        <li>
+        Chuck Norris is the ghost author of the entire Debian GNU/Linux 
+        distribution. And he wrote it in 24 hours, while taking snack breaks. 
+        </li>
+        <li>
+        Bugs are too much afraid to reproduce on Chuck Norris' computer. As a
+        result, when he uses Microsoft Windows, it behaves just like a Linux
+        system.
+        </li>
+    &lt;/p&gt;
+</blockquote>
+
+<p>
+There's now an <a href="http://www.shlomifish.org/art/#music">mp3 version
+    of the "Yonathan Haqatan" MOD Techno/Dance version</a> (which my
+friend and I prepared). Hopefully, it will be good enough to be heard by
+people who are unable to play 
+<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Module_file">module files</a>.
+</p>
+
+<p>
+There's now 
+<a href="http://www.shlomifish.org/philosophy/politics/define-zionism/heb/">a 
+    Hebrew translation of "Define 'Zionism'!"</a> available.
+</p>
+
+<p>
+<a href="http://www.shlomifish.org/open-source/projects/Spark/">the Spark
+    page</a> was updated with many corrections, new links, and more
+content:
+</p>
+
+<blockquote>
+    <p>
+As opposed to Arc, which shipped with no automated tests, Spark will be
+developed in a Test-driven development fashion. Namely, it will have a
+comprehensive test suite that will need to fully pass upon any commit to the
+trunk (or "master" or whatever the main branch is called).
+</p>
+
+<p>
+The code of the tests is not expected to be authoritative for how the final
+version of the language will behave. Rather, some future design decisions will
+require changing the code of a lot of the tests accordingly.
+</p>
+
+<p>
+I still don’t have a clear idea of how to design a lot of "big picture" Spark
+design decisions. While I believe that design is good, I also think that Spark
+should be designed incrementally, and that we can expect many design decisions
+to change. Test-driven development, while accepting the fact that often a lot
+of testing code will need to be modified, will allow us to do that.
+</p>
+    &lt;/p&gt;
+</blockquote>
+
+<p>
+I have added JavaScript-based text ads courtesy of 
+<a href="http://www.adengage.com/">AdEngage</a> to the top of the page. My
+hope is that they will provide me with some extra income for maintaining the
+site, as a replacement to the Google AdSense ads that 
+<a href="http://community.livejournal.com/shlomif_hsite/11327.html">have 
+    been suspended</a>. Being textual ads, they hopefully should note be
+too intrusive, and I hope people can relate to my desire to be rewarded for
+the hard work I put into the site and the costs of hosting it.
+</p>
+
+<p>
+I have made several spelling, grammar, etc. corrections to some of my
+<a href="http://www.shlomifish.org/humour/stories/">stories and 
+    screenplays</a>. 
+</p>
+
+<p>
+Finally, I should note that I've heard several critiques of the new style,
+which emphasised some problems with it. While it is more attractive than the
+old one, it results in a narrow content section, especially where the
+section navigation menu is present. I'm currently working on trying to
+improve the new design or to replace it with a new one, so stay tuned.
+</p></ul>
+
+<p><a href="http://community.livejournal.com/shlomif_hsite/12528.html">See comments and comment on this.</a></p>