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Shlomi Fish’s Funny Bits

Funny short scale stories I wrote - often just a pageful or two.

Collections of “Facts”

Starting from the meme of Chuck Norris facts and continuing to other people or things, such as Larry Wall, Xena the Warrior Princess, and even XSLT and the NSA.

Ways to Do It According to the Programming Languages of the World

Take the Perl motto (“There’s more than one way to do it”) and extrapolate it to the other programming languages out there.

IRPWUG Announces Project WYSIWYT

The “International Really Pissed-off Windows Users Group” (IRPWUG) announces the project “What you See is What you Think” (WYSIWYT).

“Spam for Everyone” - the International Campaign for Accessible Spam

Make yourself heard now!

The GPL is not Compatible with Itself

Havoc awaits when a huge problem is discovered in one of the most popular open source licences.

Introducing RMS-Lint

Announcement of a tool to facilitate communication with Richard M. Stallman. See also the Slashdot discussion.

Wonderous are the Ways of Microsoft

How compatible are Windows 3.11, Windows 95 and Windows NT 4.0?

“I Like Job Control”

A humorous geek song to the tune of “I Love Rock-N’-Roll”.

“Cracka’s Paradise”

A geek parody of Coolio’s “Gangsta’s Paradise”.

Mastering cat

An interview with me about a new book I’m publishing in O’Reilly about how to master UNIX’s tricky “cat” command.

Programs Every Programmer Has Written

A useful checklist.

COBOL - the New Age Programming Language

The best programming language that ever existed or that can ever exist.

It’s not a Fooware - It’s an Operating System

Software applications which are so comprehensive that they contain (almost) everything.

Announcing Freecell Solver™ Enterprise Edition

You’d better believe it…

“I’m the Real Tim Toady”

A Geeky Perl song inspired by “I'm the Real Slim Shady” by Eminem.

“Can I SCO Now?”

A geeky song sang to the music of “Can I Go Now?” by Jennifer Love Hewitt.

Freecell Solver™ Goes Webscale

Another great innovation from Freecell Solver Enterprises™.

Freecell Solver Enterprises™ Acquires Google Inc.

Breaking news about a small, but important, strategical acquisition.

New Israeli Tech Usergroups

No tool is too small to spend hours discussing…

The GNU Project Will Integrate GNU Guile into GNU coreutils

Because Scheme belongs everywhere including in your toaster…

The Free Software Foundation (FSF) Announces New Versions of the GPL

Google to Discontinue More Services

Google announced it will discontinue its web search, Gmail and its Google Docs services.

Emma Watson Interview for a Software Developer Position

Emma Watson is a 1990-born British actress and model, who rose to fame playing Hermione in the Harry Potter films, and (quoting from the Wikipedia page):

In October 2013, she was voted Sexiest Female Movie Star in a worldwide poll conducted by Empire magazine. In May 2014, BuzzFeed dubbed her the “most flawless woman of the decade”.

Now the question is: does she have what it takes to work as a Java enterprise software developer… ;-).

Emma Watson Visit to Israel and Gaza

A sort-of-sequel to the previous article, this bit explores what will happen if Ms. Watson decides to visit the Gaza envelope and the Gaza strip.