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 <h2 id="about_site">About this Site</h2>
 
 <p>
-This is the personal site of <a href="personal.html"><b>Shlomi Fish</b></a>. I
+Hi all, and welcome to the personal website of
+<a href="personal.html"><b>Shlomi Fish</b></a>. I
 am an Israeli software developer, and writer of stories, articles, essays and
 presentations.
 </p>
 <h3 id="humour"><a href="humour/">Humour</a></h3>
 
 <p>
-I enjoy writing <a href="$(ROOT)/humour/stories">large-scope humorous
-stories</a> (novellas). My first and favourite one was
+You can read <a href="$(ROOT)/humour/stories">large-scope humorous
+stories</a> (novellas), which I have written. The first (and still
+my favourite) one is
 <a href="$(ROOT)/humour/TheEnemy/"><i>The Enemy
 and How I Helped to Fight It</i></a>, which is a political
 satire, inspired by mid-eastern politics, but with a more universal
 message. I also wrote <a href="$(ROOT)/humour/TOWTF/"><i>The One with the
-Fountainhead</i></a>, which is my funniest piece yet, and
+Fountainhead</i></a>, an episode of the television show <i>Friends</i>
+which parodies the book The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand. I consider it my
+funniest piece yet. You can also trsf
 <a href="$(ROOT)/humour/human-hacking/"><i>The Human
 Hacking Field Guide</i></a>, which is a not-so-realistic realism about
 teenagers who are open-source enthusiasts, but with many jokes.
 </p>
 
 <p>
-I have also written many <a href="humour/bits/">shorter bits</a> and
-maintain
+You can also read many <a href="humour/bits/">shorter bits</a>, including
+some <a href="$(ROOT)/humour/bits/facts/">factoids about people
+and things (Chuck Norris/etc.), have a
+<a href="$(ROOT)/humour.html">collection of original aphorisms
+and quotes</a> and maintain
 <a href="humour/fortunes/">a large collection of fortune cookies</a> by
 myself and others.
 </p>
 <h3 id="philosophy"><a href="philosophy/">Articles and Essays</a></h3>
 
 <p>
+You can read various essays and articles I wrote about politics, software
+development and software management, the Internet, psychology, and ideology.
+</p>
+
+<define-tag old_essays_description>
+<p>
 I am <a href="philosophy/politics/define-zionism/">a Jew and an Israeli</a>
-by nationality, an atheist by faith, and <a
+by nationality, an agnostic by faith (or lack of it), and <a
 href="philosophy/philosophy/guide-to-neo-tech/">a “Neo-Tech”
 Objectivist</a> by ideology. (Objectivism
 <a href="$(ROOT)/humour/fortunes/shlomif-fav.html#neo-tech-selfishness">does
 in philosophy, history, software management, and other fields also provide
 fodder for my essays and articles.
 </p>
+</define-tag>
 
 <h3 id="open-source"><a href="open-source/">Open Source Software</a></h3>
 
 <h3 id="presentations"><a href="lecture/">Presentations</a></h3>
 
 <p>
-I prepared several technical presentations. Especially recommended is the
+You can find several technical presentations I have written or maintain
+here. Especially recommended is the
 <a href="lecture/Perl/Newbies/"><i>Perl for Newbies</i> series</a>
 introducing <a href="http://perl-begin.org/">the Perl programming
 language</a> to absolute beginners.
 <h3 id="puzzles"><a href="puzzles/">Puzzles and Riddles</a></h3>
 
 <p>
-I maintain some pages with <a href="MathVentures/">Mathematical problems</a>,
+Some pages with <a href="MathVentures/">Mathematical problems</a>,
 with <a href="puzzles/logic/">Logic puzzles</a> and with other riddles. Some
 of these pages require a <a href="http://www.w3.org/Math/">MathML</a>-enabled
 browser.
 
 <p>
 I hope you enjoy my web-site. If you do, please
-<a href="$(ROOT)/meta/how-to-help/">link here</a> or recommend
-it to your friends.
+<a href="$(ROOT)/meta/how-to-help/">link here</a>, recommend
+it to your friends, and <a href="$(ROOT)/me/contact-me/">drop me a line</a>
+that you enjoyed it.
 </p>
 
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