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+<h2>What’s New on Shlomi Fish’s Homepage</h2>
+
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+
+<p>
+Here are the recent updates for Shlomi Fish’s Homepage. Most of the work this time was done on the
+look, feel, and infrastructure of the site, such as the navigation menus, but there is still some new
+(and hopefully interesting) content. So without further ado, here is what is new:
+</p>
+
+<ol>
+
+<li>
+
+<p>
+The main navigation to the right now comprises of most of the pages that were navigable and previously
+were present only in the section navigation menus. Since its HTML markup was quite excessive, I decided
+to load most of the content using an <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ajax_%28programming%29">AJAX
+</a> (= “Asyncrhonous JavaScript And XML” or “XMLHTTPRequest”) fetch of a JSON document, while keeping
+a smaller subset still usable as plain HTML for browsers with JavaScript disabled and for search
+engines and other web user agents.
+</p>
+
+<p>
+I made sure that the expansion state of the navigation menu is preserved between the pages. Moreover,
+the much maligned section navigation menus are now hidden by default, but can be enabled using the
+button and should remember their state between pages.
+</p>
+
+</li>
+
+<li>
+<p>
+There is a new
+<a href="http://www.shlomifish.org/open-source/resources/text-processing-tools/">list of text
+process tools</a> and
+<a href="http://www.shlomifish.org/open-source/resources/networking-clients/">a list of
+networking clients</a> in the
+<a href="http://www.shlomifish.org/open-source/resources/">software resources section</a>.
+</p>
+</li>
+
+<li>
+<p>
+There is a new <a href="http://www.shlomifish.org/lecture/HTML-Tutorial/">HTML Tutorial in Hebrew</a>
+under work. Currently, there is only one section, and some aspects of it are lacking.
+</p>
+</li>
+
+<li>
+<p>
+There is a new geek song parody (under work) titled
+<a href="http://www.shlomifish.org/humour/bits/Can-I-SCO-Now/">“Can I SCO Now?”</a> sang to
+the music of <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kx4YdVmhwoM">Jennifer Love Hewitt’s “Can I Go Now?”</a>:
+</p>
+
+<blockquote>
+<p>
+Can I SCO now?<br />
+Sue who you wanna sue,<br />
+it doesn't matter anyhoo,<br />
+it's time to litigate.<br />
+Can I SCO Now?<br />
+Say what you wanna say,<br />
+we don't care anyway,<br />
+we're going to inflate.
+</p>
+
+<p>
++Can I, can I, SCO now….
+</p>
+
+</blockquote>
+</li>
+
+<li>
+<p>
+I now mirror the Fountainhead parody
+<a href="http://www.shlomifish.org/humour/by-others/the-fountainhead-starring-skull-force/">“The Fountainhead
+Starring Skull Force”</a>, whose original link went offline, but which I was able to find a mirror of. Enjoy.
+</p>
+</li>
+
+<li>
+<p>
+There’s a new and open source
+<a href="http://www.shlomifish.org/open-source/projects/japanese-puzzle-games/binary-puzzle/">solver for the so-called “Binary Puzzles”</a>. It is still
+incomplete.
+</p>
+</li>
+
+<li>
+<p>
+Also new is the
+<a href="http://www.shlomifish.org/open-source/projects/countdown/">countdown
+program</a> which is similar to the UNIX sleep command, only displays the
+amount of time remaining.
+</p>
+</li>
+
+<li>
+<p>
+There are now <a href="http://www.shlomifish.org/open-source/anti/java/">a page
+with some links against Java</a>
+and <a href="http://www.shlomifish.org/open-source/anti/SOAP/">a page
+with some links against “SOAP”</a>.
+</p>
+</li>
+
+<li>
+<p>
+The third version of my essay
+<a href="http://www.shlomifish.org/philosophy/foss-other-beasts/">“Open source,
+Free software, and Other Beasts”</a> is now live. It was converted from
+DocBook 4 to DocBook 5 and greatly enhanced.
+</p>
+</li>
+
+<li>
+<p>
+Support for the <a href="http://www.mathjax.org/">MathJax
+JavaScript library</a> was added to the pages in the
+<a href="http://www.shlomifish.org/MathVentures/">MathVentures section</a>
+enabling most modern JavaScript-enabled browsers to pretty view the mathematical
+formulae there.
+</p>
+</li>
+
+<li>
+<p>
+There are some 
+<a href="http://www.shlomifish.org/humour.html#english-wikipedia-1">new
+additions to the original Aphorisms and Quotes page</a>:
+</p>
+
+<blockquote>
+<p>
+The English Wikipedia: now you don’t see it - now you do.
+</p>
+</blockquote>
+
+</li>
+
+<li>
+<p>
+I restored the display
+of the images <a href="http://www.shlomifish.org/lecture/Perl/Lightning/Too-Many-Ways/">in my “There are Too Many Ways to Do it” lightning talk</a>.
+</p>
+</li>
+
+<li>
+<p>
+I added new quotes to the
+<a href="http://www.shlomifish.org/humour/fortunes/">fortune cookies collection</a>:
+</p>
+
+<blockquote>
+
+<p>
+<li><b>Yaakov: </b>I LOVE YOU ALL WITH A GREAT HUGE LOVE</li>
+<li><b>rindolf: </b>Yaakov: HOW MUCH DOES YOUR GREAT HUGE LOVE COST?</li>
+<li><b>Yaakov: </b>It&#39;s on offer half price today.</li>
+<li><b>rindolf: </b>Yaakov: I WILL OFFER YOU 200,000 VIRTUAL DOLLARS FOR YOUR GREAT HUGE  LOVE.</li>
+<li><b>Yaakov: </b>The regular price is free of charge.</li>
+<li><b>rindolf: </b>Yaakov: oh nice.</li>
+<li><i>* rindolf buys Yaakov&#39;s GREAT HUGE LOVE.</i></li>
+<li><b>rindolf: </b>I LOVE YOU ALL WITH YAAKOV&#39;S GREAT HUGE LOVE.</li>
+</p>
+
+</blockquote>
+
+</li>
+</ol>