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A new gallery for the web site

A new gallery for the web site

Category: Random

It was about time to clean up some old, unsupported CMS modules and to replace the old photos with a new and neat gallery . A general problem with a actively developed open-source CMS like CMS Made Simple is that sometimes things break, are found to be insecure or are just..."

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Nov 22 2011

Caterpillar Train

Caterpillar Train

Category: Random

Last Friday morning this odd procession of caterpillars crossed the street in front of the house. From far it looked like a snake. But a closer look revealed something more unusual: An insectoid train of several hundred caterpillars. This whole line of caterpillars..."

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Mar 13 2010

Separated at birth: Google Chrome

Separated at birth: Google Chrome

Category: Separated at birth

I always thought I had already seen Google's Chrome logo somewhere before. And indeed, while far from identical it bears some similarities to ELO's logo from 1977. Both are round, shiny discs with a similar color scheme and docking bay doors in the lower right. More..."

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Dec
2 2009

Last words of a System Administrator

Last words of a System Administrator

Category: Random

Some famous last words before desaster struck: - "We'll do this backup tomorrow" - "Why is 'rm -rf' taking so long?" - "I just need to enable my new iptables-scripts" - "We could do it much better on a Windows server" - "It's redundant server..."

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Oct 24 2009

Warped

Warped

Category: Random

Cars in summer mey get hot - very hot under the Mediterranean sun. Some things you leave in the car on a hot day will look much different after you retrieve them. Exhibit A: This warped Polypropylene CD case is a perfect example of stuff changing shapes when left in the car...."

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Oct
3 2009

CMS Made Simple: More Update Woes

CMS Made Simple: More Update Woes

Category: CMS Made Simple

Just when everything seems to run smoothly, just the it's the perfect time for postponed and long overdue updates. And there are always postponed and overdue updates and never enough time. When I made to long overdue update to Cms Made Simple 1.6.5 is was surprised that it..."

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Sep 28 2009

CMS Made Simple: Update Woes

CMS Made Simple: Update Woes

Category: CMS Made Simple

After some busy months of Linux software development and extensive technical writing it's time to update this site again and to show off one or two things. And what better way to start an update than with the site's software itself. This CMS is also a playground to fiddle..."

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Jan
1 2009

Negev Graffiti

Negev Graffiti

Category: Israel

While staying a couple of the days in the Dead Sea region I explored some of the many interesting rock formations behind the place we were staying between Qumran and Qalyah. There are lots and lots of signs with serious warnings not to disturb the endangered bats who deserve..."

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May 21 2008

About the past rocket Attacks

About the past rocket Attacks

Category: Israel

Since the Hamas took over the Gaza Strip in mid-June 2007, 428 missiles and 590 mortar bombs were fired at Sderot and the western Negev, slamming into the ground in and around Sderot and Kibbutz Niram. From Israel's disengagement from the Strip in mid-August 2005 until the..."

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Dec 26 2007

Appointment with a little digital disapointment

Appointment with a little digital disapointment

Category: Photography

I just reviewed the photos I took on Smadi's and Yannay's wedding, two friends who live in Kibbutz in the north. And what can I say, the photos are simply terrible. I guess everything that could go wrong went wrong and there are only a handful of usable pictures. It's..."

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Oct 10 2007