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IDPF Assimilation into (merge with) W3C

Last year I got an eMail message that caught me by surprise the IDPF would like to merge with the W3C. I think that even though IDPF makes heavy use of XML, HTML5 and CSS, it is still has different goals

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How I helped Israeli F15 fighters to continue flying?

Few days ago my wife called me “Do you know Yuval Rakhavi?” “Yes, I do, he I have learned most of what I know in computer programming from him” Mr. Yuval Rakhavi is one of the founders of BRM and

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Installing Ubuntu 16.04 on HP 255 G4

I recentrly purchased a new HP255 G4 laptop. It came without operating system, to be exact, it came with  free-DOS. The computer does not have any CD-ROM. The only boot option is USB. I downloaded Ubuntu 16.04 from ubuntu.com and

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Python 2 vs. 3? – Why move to Python at all?

Many people are talking these days about Python 3 vs. Python 2. This started after the Ubuntu team announcement that Ubuntu 16.04 will come only with Python 3. I would like to ask, why move to Python at all? I

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Women and computing – International women day

March 8th is the International women’s day, so I feel this is the right time for another post on women in computing. This is not the first time I write about women in computing. During my career as a manager

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How did I steal my own logo?

Two days ago I have uploaded a new version of Helicon Books Android EPUB3 Reading application. This was a minor update to the existing version that has been in google play for about two years now. About 2 hours later,

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Ada Lovelace Day

I am following the Free Software Foundation newsletter which always bring news about free software only. Today I found out that October 15 is Ada Lovelace Day. Ada Lovelace was a 19th century female mathematician and is considered the first

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Designing user interface for an application

Before commencing the task of building an application one must carefully plan the user interface or user experience. This is one very important factor in marketing an app. There are two ways of doing it, one is the long way

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Developing a new EPUB3 reader for Android

Helicon Books, my company has been marketing the first EPUB3 reader for Android, however due to business dispute with the original developer, we stopped working with them and stopped marketing this reader. In July 2013 we started to develop a

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Digital books and free standards

The digital books today resembles the first days of the internet. At the beginning we had services such as BBS which didn’t have any governing standard and thus created a fragmented world. Then Sir Tim Barners Lee has invented the

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