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-<h1>Blog Entry for my 36th Birthday</h1>
-
-<p>
-Being born on <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May_5">5 May</a>
-1977, I turn 36 (= thirty six) on 5 May 2013. 36 is a special number for me
-in part because it is the square of 6, but more importantly because it is
-two times of 18. The age of 18 is considered the start of maturity in Israel
-when Israeli boys and girls gain the right to vote, and are supposed to enroll
-into <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israel_Defense_Forces">the
-Israeli military</a>, and normally hit sexual maturity at that point.
-The time I was 18, 19, 20 in 1995-1997, was very influential for me, and
-now I feel that I have achieved a second maturity.
-</p>
-
-<p>
-My story actually begins earlier when I was fourteen, and my D&amp;D
-character
-<a href="http://www.shlomifish.org/me/rindolf/#rindolf_the_dwarf">Rindolf</a>
-died, which proved quite a shock on myself. Throughout the second part of
-the summer, I felt like I lost my meaning to live, and hardly smiled during
-a trip that my family took to the United states. Later on, during the
-9th grade scholastic year, I entered seveal periods of
-<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Major_depressive_disorder">clinical
-depressions</a>, which I didn't quite know what they were, or how to properly
-handle, since the philosophical background I had at the time was inadequate.
-</p>
-
-<p>
-During my high school years (10th-12th grades), I had several other periods of
-clinical depressions, and some periods of
-<a href="http://www.shlomifish.org/philosophy/psychology/hypomanias/">hypomanias</a>.
-Meanwhile, I continued my interest in mathematics, and took part in maths
-competitions, went back to program a little in the computer, quit playing
-table top role playing games (because it was not good for me), and started
-writing some essays. I also became introduced to
-<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_R._Wallace">Neo-Tech</a>, which
-is an offshoot of Ayn Rand’s
-<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Objectivism_%28Ayn_Rand%29">Objectivism</a>, through
-a book that my father bought, and was mostly happy.
-</p>
-
-<p>
-After I graduated from high school (at the age of 18), I had lots of raging
-hormones, and also had a crush on a former schoolmate (which quickly
-subsided), and also started working as a software developer in some
-workplaces, before serving in the Israeli military. Right before the military,
-I entered into a prolonged period of depression, and received psychological
-and psychiatric treatment. When an army officer learned of it, he exempted me
-from service, which made me feel better almost immediately.
-</p>
-
-<p>
-In the meanwhile, it was 1996 and the Internet craze started with
-<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_1.0">the early web - “Web 1.0”</a>,
-and in my second workplace at
-<a href="http://www.shlomifish.org/prog-evolution/shlomif-at-cortext.html">Cortext
-web-design</a>, I spent a lot of time developing for the early web using
-a multitude of hacky technologies, and browsing some pages of interest. I
-stumbled upon some early pages providing an introduction for Objectivism,
-which proved of great influence to me, and also was introduced to the net
-fiction <a href="http://bofh.ntk.net/BOFH/index.php">the Bastard Operator
-from Hell</a>, which also proved of influence. The end results of that was
-<a href="http://www.shlomifish.org/humour/TheEnemy/">my story, <i>The
-Enemy and How I Helped to Fight it</i></a>, which was my first real
-and serious story.
-</p>
-
-<p>
-Now, for a long time, I've been thinking of myself as a “profile” or
-a “god” : <a href="http://www.shlomifish.org/philosophy/the-eternal-jew/">The
-Eternal Jew</a>. This thought that I am a profile has haunted me and undermined
-my life. A few months ago, however, while thinking about my screenplay,
-<a href="http://www.shlomifish.org/humour/Selina-Mandrake/"><i>Selina
-Mandrake - The Slayer</i></a>, I realised how silly it was, and also
-<a href="http://www.shlomifish.org/humour/Selina-Mandrake/ongoing-text.html#from-dispeller-to-selina">built it into my story</a>. Now I am simply Shlomi Fish,
-the wonderful, talented, intelligent and great indidivual, and not
-a profile or god or anything like that that starts with “The”.
-</p>
-
-</body>
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--->
-</html>

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+    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml11/DTD/xhtml11.dtd">
+<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en-US">
+<head>
+<title>Blog Entry for my 36th Birthday</title>
+<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
+<meta name="author" content="Shlomi Fish" />
+<meta name="description" content="Shlomi Fish's Homepage" />
+<meta name="keywords" content="" />
+<link rel="stylesheet" href="./style.css" type="text/css" media="screen, projection" title="Normal" />
+<link rel="stylesheet" href="./print.css" type="text/css" media="print" />
+<style type="text/css">
+a:hover { background-color: palegreen;}
+</style>
+</head>
+<body>
+<!-- Tags: TODO : FILL IN.
+-->
+
+<h1>Blog Entry for my 36th Birthday</h1>
+
+<p>
+Being born on <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May_5">5 May</a>
+1977, I turn 36 (= thirty six) on 5 May 2013. 36 is a special number for me
+in part because it is the square of 6, but more importantly because it is
+two times of 18. The age of 18 is considered the start of maturity in Israel
+when Israeli boys and girls gain the right to vote, and are supposed to enroll
+into <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israel_Defense_Forces">the
+Israeli military</a>, and normally hit sexual maturity at that point.
+The time I was 18, 19, 20 in 1995-1997, was very influential for me, and
+now I feel that I have achieved a second maturity.
+</p>
+
+<p>
+My story actually begins earlier when I was fourteen, and my D&amp;D
+character
+<a href="http://www.shlomifish.org/me/rindolf/#rindolf_the_dwarf">Rindolf</a>
+died, which proved quite a shock on myself. Throughout the second part of
+the summer, I felt like I lost my meaning to live, and hardly smiled during
+a trip that my family took to the United states. Later on, during the
+9th grade scholastic year, I entered seveal periods of
+<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Major_depressive_disorder">clinical
+depressions</a>, which I didn't quite know what they were, or how to properly
+handle, since the philosophical background I had at the time was inadequate.
+</p>
+
+<p>
+During my high school years (10th-12th grades), I had several other periods of
+clinical depressions, and some periods of
+<a href="http://www.shlomifish.org/philosophy/psychology/hypomanias/">hypomanias</a>.
+Meanwhile, I continued my interest in mathematics, and took part in maths
+competitions, went back to program a little in the computer, quit playing
+table top role playing games (because it was not good for me), and started
+writing some essays. I also became introduced to
+<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_R._Wallace">Neo-Tech</a>, which
+is an offshoot of Ayn Rand’s
+<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Objectivism_%28Ayn_Rand%29">Objectivism</a>, through
+a book that my father bought, and was mostly happy.
+</p>
+
+<p>
+After I graduated from high school (at the age of 18), I had lots of raging
+hormones, and also had a crush on a former schoolmate (which quickly
+subsided), and also started working as a software developer in some
+workplaces, before serving in the Israeli military. Right before the military,
+I entered into a prolonged period of depression, and received psychological
+and psychiatric treatment. When an army officer learned of it, he exempted me
+from service, which made me feel better almost immediately.
+</p>
+
+<p>
+In the meanwhile, it was 1996 and the Internet craze started with
+<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_1.0">the early web - “Web 1.0”</a>,
+and in my second workplace at
+<a href="http://www.shlomifish.org/prog-evolution/shlomif-at-cortext.html">Cortext
+web-design</a>, I spent a lot of time developing for the early web using
+a multitude of hacky technologies, and browsing some pages of interest. I
+stumbled upon some early pages providing an introduction for Objectivism,
+which proved of great influence to me, and also was introduced to the net
+fiction <a href="http://bofh.ntk.net/BOFH/index.php">the Bastard Operator
+from Hell</a>, which also proved of influence. The end results of that was
+<a href="http://www.shlomifish.org/humour/TheEnemy/">my story, <i>The
+Enemy and How I Helped to Fight it</i></a>, which was my first real
+and serious story.
+</p>
+
+<p>
+Now, for a long time, I've been thinking of myself as a “profile” or
+a “god” : <a href="http://www.shlomifish.org/philosophy/the-eternal-jew/">The
+Eternal Jew</a>. This thought that I am a profile has haunted me and undermined
+my life. A few months ago, however, while thinking about my screenplay,
+<a href="http://www.shlomifish.org/humour/Selina-Mandrake/"><i>Selina
+Mandrake - The Slayer</i></a>, I realised how silly it was, and also
+<a href="http://www.shlomifish.org/humour/Selina-Mandrake/ongoing-text.html#from-dispeller-to-selina">built it into my story</a>. Now I am simply Shlomi Fish,
+the wonderful, talented, intelligent and great indidivual, and not
+a profile or god or anything like that that starts with “The”.
+</p>
+
+</body>
+<!-- vim: set indentexpr=
+-->
+</html>