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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 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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First version of helicon books reader available on google play

The first version of my new company’s reader application is now available for purchasing on “google play” This version would work on most android devices (in fact I don’t know yet of an android device it does not work on). A

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Yet another company I established

I have recently launched a subsidiary to of Helicon technologies named Helicon Books ( That is my way of combining my career as a writer with my business career. I always considered myself more of a technical guy and less

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Technical guy vs. Marketing guy

Again and again I find that I am a technical guy and not a marketing guy. I have recently released 3 open source projects: txt2epub – A pel/GTK+ script to generate an ePUB digital book from series of text files

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I have become my own publisher

I have recently completed the writing of a new book (in Hebrew). As in most of my previous novels, the story focuses on Avishay: his complicated relationships with family, profession, and his unconditional love for his sailing yacht. The new

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