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t2/personal.html.wml

-#include '../template.wml'
+#include "multi-lang.wml"
+<set-var shlomif_lang="en" />
 
-<latemp_subject "About Myself" />
+#include "pages/t2/personal.wml"
 
-<div class="lang_switch">
-<ul>
-<li><a href="">English</a></li>
-<li><a href="./personal-heb.html">Hebrew (עברית)</a></li>
-</ul>
-</div>
-
-<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/81969889@N00/180695966/" 
-title="Shlomi Fish sitting next to the computer - click for the image on Flickr"
-><img src="$(ROOT)/images/shlomif-next-to-computer.jpg" alt="Picture of Shlomi Fish" 
- class="self_picture eng"
- /></a>
-
-<h2 id="history">History</h2>
-
-<p>
-My name is Shlomi Fish and I was born on 5 May, 1977 in Israel. When I was 
-about 1 year old, my parents moved to the United States for my Father's 
-Post-Doctorate. I stayed there until I was 5, and my sister Michal was born 
-while we stayed in Dallas, Texas.
-</p>
-
-<p>
-My other sister, Noa, was born after we returned to Israel. Here, I went
-to kinder-garden, and to elementary school. Afterwards, I studied in
-Gimnasia Hertzelia in both junior high and high school, and I graduated
-from high school at the summer of 95'.
-</p>
-
-<p>
-I spent some time working as a programmer and computer developer for
-several computer-related companies. I gained a lot of knowledge and
-experience in the process, and met some very supportive people in the
-industry. In October 97' I began studying Electrical Engineering in the 
-<a href="http://www.technion.ac.il/">Technion</a>.
-</p>
-
-<p>
-I enjoyed my studies as much as academic studies can be enjoyed.  
-I feel that I deepend my understanding of computers and electronics
-because of them. The Technion gives his students a high level of studying, but
-my main problem with it is that its tests are sometimes completely out of sync
-with the material that is learned, too long and/or too hard, and so students 
-receive low grades and are frustrated. This is especially demotivating 
-considering the fact that studying there is <b>a lot of work</b>.
-</p>
-
-<p>
-I graduated from the Technion in July 2004. I've been searching for a job
-since, and despite the fact that there's a shortage in Israel for programmers
-like me who are well-versed in <a href="http://www.opensource.org/">Open Source
-technologies</a> such as <a href="http://www.perl.org/">Perl</a> and 
-<a href="http://www.linux.org/">Linux</a>, I had a lot of difficulty finding
-a job. As I contemplated 
-<a href="http://perl.org.il/pipermail/perl/2006-June/007942.html">this 
-is due to the employers becoming more picky</a>. Nevertheless, I was able to
-find a good job and am working now. I have some aspirations of becoming a
-freelancer (like some people I know), but that may be somewhat premature for
-me. I'll see.
-</p>
-
-<h2 id="interests">Interests</h2>
-
-<p>
-I am particularily intersted in mathematics, computing, philosophy and 
-writing. I've been programming since I was 10 years old, but it was not very
-serious until I started working as a programmer at 1997. As for 
-math, it's been a favourite of mine since junior high. (I'm also
-interested in linguistics and ancient history of the Near East and
-Europe, but in a rather unprofessional manner).
-</p>
-<p>
-Other hobbies of mine include a small amount of sports, biking, hiking, and 
-solving puzzles and riddles of all sorts.
-</p>
-
-<h3 id="foss_contributions">Open-Source Contributions</h3>
-
-<p>
-I am very interested in the <a href="http://www.linux.org.il/">Linux</a> and 
-free software world. I initiated some of those <a href="$(ROOT)/philosophy/foss-other-beasts/">open-source</a> projects of my own. Namely, I ported a 
-<a href="$(ROOT)/jmikmod/">MOD player to Java</a>, (where MODs are a type
-of Music files which contain notes and samples for instruments), wrote 
-<a href="http://fc-solve.berlios.de/">a 
-program that solves various variants of Card Solitaire</a> and coded 
-<a href="$(ROOT)/grad-fu/">a useful patch</a> for 
-<a href="http://www.gimp.org/">the GIMP</a>. (a cross-platform
-image manipulation program) You can find more information
-about them <a href="$(ROOT)/open-source/">in the software section.</a>.
-</p>
-<p>
-Recently, I also contributed more patches to GIMP; some cleanups and 
-functionality extensions to the 
-<a href="http://subversion.tigris.org/">Subversion version-control system</a>;
-and some documentation cleanups to <a href="http://www.perl.org/">Perl</a>. I
-hope to contribute more.
-</p>
-
-<p>
-Finally, I have started maintaining 
-<a href="http://search.cpan.org/~shlomif/">some modules on CPAN</a>, either
-such that I wrote from scratch, or such that I adopted.
-</p>
-
-
-<h3 id="stories">Stories</h3>
-
-<p>
-Aside from all that there is my literatural creations. I wrote 
-<a href="$(ROOT)/humour/TheEnemy/">a funny story called "The Enemy and how I 
-Helped to Fight it"</a>. It was originally written in Hebrew, but there is 
-also an English translation.
-</p>
-<p>
-There's also <a href="$(ROOT)/humour/TOWTF">"The One with the 
-Fountainhead"</a>, which is an episode of the T.V. Show Friends
-which parodies the book <a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0451191153/qid=1095933788/sr=ka-1/ref=pd_ka_1/103-1274014-9327020">"The Fountainhead" by Ayn Rand</a>. It is written in English, and you can also find it 
-on my site.
-</p>
-
-<p>
-<a href="$(ROOT)/humour/human-hacking/">"The Human Hacking Field Guide"</a> 
-is a complete story that I wrote in English. It tells the story of teenage
-computer enthusiasts in 2005 Los Angeles.
-</p>
-
-<p>
-<a href="http://humanity.berlios.de/">Humanity</a> is a parody about Humanity
-and modern life in particular that describes a day in the life of a Semitic
-city circa 500 B.C.
-</p>
-
-<p>There are other exploits like that in 
-the <a href="$(ROOT)/humour/">humour section</a>.
-</p>
-
-<h3 id="essays">Essays and Philosophy</h3>
-
-<p>
-I recently started to consider myself as an open-source advocate and software 
-"guru"-wannabe, as well as a general philosopher. So far I wrote 
-<a href="$(ROOT)/philosophy/">a large number of essays</a> which you can 
-read. Some of my other writing is available in 
-the <a href="http://better-scm.berlios.de/">Better SCM</a> site, in 
-the <a href="http://groups.yahoo.com/group/hackers-il/">Hackers-IL 
-Group</a>, and on <a href="http://www.advogato.org/">Advogato</a>. I also
-have <a href="$(ROOT)/me/blogs/">some blogs where I write some random
-thoughts (among else)</a>.
-</p>
-
-<p>
-My interest in philosophy is definitely not a passing phase.
-The philosophy which I found to make the most sense is 
-<a href="$(ROOT)/philosophy/philosophy/guide-to-neo-tech/">Neo-Tech</a>, which 
-is an extension and re-organization of Ayn Rand's Objectivism. The so-called 
-"Neo-Tech Discovery" is a mind-revolving and very insightful book. Another
-heavy source of influence is Eric S. Raymond's 
-<a href="http://www.catb.org/~esr/writings/cathedral-bazaar/">"The Cathedral 
-and the Bazaar"</a>, series and his many other writings, but
-there are many other lesser sources of influences. (and I have reached many
-philosophical conclusions on my own).
-</p>
-
-<p>
-I hope you enjoy my web-site!
-</p>
-
-<p class="indent">
-<i>Shlomi Fish</i>
-</p>
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