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+<div class="hilighted_title_note">
+<h2 id="note_to_readers">Note to Readers</h2>
+
+<p>
+<b>Date:</b> 28-Jun-2006
+</p>
+
+<p>
+Due to some
+<a href="http://discuss.joelonsoftware.com/default.asp?joel.3.328310.0">pretty
+useless discussion of this article on the "Joel on Software" forum</a> I'd like
+to make some comments before everything. If you stumbled upon this article, 
+and consider to make a comment in the style of "your site sucks because of the 
+Google Ads [which existed at a time, but may no longer be present], and/or 
+because it doesn't have a good visual appeal, and/or because you have a PayPal 
+button, so this article must also suck", please note the following. 
+(If not <a href="#toc">then skip ahead</a>).
+</p>
+
+<ol>
+
+<li>
+This is a classic <a href="http://www.nizkor.org/features/fallacies/ad-hominem.html">Ad-hominem logical fallacy</a>, where
+one criticises the source of the claim (for some reason or another) instead of 
+the claim itself. The common "The Disqualifier disqualifies based on his 
+own defects." (a translation of a Hebrew phrase), is sometimes valid, but
+often not.
+</li>
+
+<li>
+
+<p>
+I realise some people may not find the design attractive or interesting or
+<a href="http://www.paulgraham.com/web20.html">Web 2.0-ish</a> enough. I
+didn't try to stretch the limit of my web design skills on this homepage,
+which at the time of this writing quite suck. I'm more of a web-developer 
+(not necessarily of dynamic sites or HTML, but even of plain HTML), than
+a visual web-designer. 
+</p>
+
+<p>
+Many web-shops or consultants have separate people for writing the content
+and markup, and separate people who specialise in making it attractive
+visually. I could try hiring a professional to re-design my site for 
+me, or borrow an existing design with permission, so this site will be more
+attractive.
+</p>
+
+<p>
+In any case, this design is optimised to not be too intrusive and distracting
+of the content.
+</p>
+
+<p>
+If you have any comments on the site <a href="mailto:shlomif@iglu.org.il?Subject=Comments on Your homesite - http://www.shlomifish.org/">send them to me by
+email</a>. My site may still have some issues. If you have any comments 
+(problems, omissions, corrections, etc) on this article, you can either send
+me an email or comment where the post was made. But doing ad-hominem bitches
+on both is bad karma.
+</p>
+
+</li>
+
+<li>
+<p>
+The Google ads were placed on this site because I am trying to monetary 
+justify the time and work it takes me to work on the site, and the pay I have 
+to pay for quality hosting. All the contents on this site were composed by 
+me, are presented here free of charge, almost all are freely re-distributable, 
+and a lot of them are
+<a href="http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html">free as in freedom</a>.
+</p>
+
+<p>
+All the Google ads should be fully textual, or at most a non-animated
+text-on-an-image. None of them are animated, and none of them are
+flash-based. So they should be as non-intrusive as possible. I'm making little
+money from selling the content of the site, and would rather put some 
+"annoying" ads than make their licence more restrictive. I hope you understand.
+</p>
+
+</li>
+
+<li>
+The PayPal button is there from the same reason - to try and justify the
+amount of work I put on the site. I'm not "begging" people to donate, I'm 
+just kindly asking them. Another advantage is that when people hire me as
+a contractor or consultant for some web work, and would like to pay me by
+PayPal (which has already happened several times), I can refer them to
+<a href="http://www.shlomifish.org/meta/donate/">this page with the 
+donation button</a>. 
+</li>
+</ol>
+
+<p>
+If I ever become rich and famous, I'll probably remove the ads. Right
+now 
+<a href="http://www.google.com/search?q=shlomi+fish&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;oe=UTF-8">I'm 
+moderately famous</a> and am very far from being a millionaire.
+</p>
+
+</div>
+
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