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From Gichin Funakoshi to Hidetaka Nishiyama and Moshe Rokah: My old love story with Karate

December 3, 2007

In my late teenage years and early twenties I used to practice Karate in a group named Fujiyama. It was a non-profit group of friends so we didn’t have any place of our own to use as a Dojo. Thus, we used this helicopter landing facility in Gan Saker park in Jerusalem, just a few […]

WebUrbanist launched new design and thank their friends, me included!

December 2, 2007

What can be better than reading this with your Sunday morning coffee? My favorite urban culturist was just dressed up with a new cleaner look design and some very interesting layout mods such as the Recent Entries, Recent Comments and Most Commented elements at the bottom. A new design is always refreshing when done properly […]

Assessing Scientific, Reading and Mathematical Literacy: Finland leads. Israel has a serious problem.

November 30, 2007

Yes, Finland once again took the lead in OECD’s three-yearly PISA test of 15-year old secondary-school students, followed by Hong Kong (China) and Canada in second and third place. The tests we focused on science but also examined math and reading orientation. I happen to know one of the great teachers they have there and […]

Jeremy Mayer: Cyborg robotic figures from disassembled typewriters

November 29, 2007

I have always been fascinated by robots and even more by Cyborgs so this fellow got my attention in just about two seconds. Living and working in Tahoe City, California in USA, Jeremy Mayer disassembles typewriters and then puts them back together as those amazing full size cyborg robotic figures. He also does that using […]

Mediasnackers age: an unsnacked observation

November 7, 2007

“It’s time to acknowledge that in a truly multimedia environment of 2025, most Americans don’t need to understand more than a hundred or so words at a time, and certainly will never read anything approaching the length of an old-fashioned book. We need a frank reassessment of where long-form literacy itself lies in the spectrum […]

2007 weblogawards: Vote for Wonderland or Not

November 5, 2007

One of my top favorite bloggers and best online friends Cooper from Wonderland or Not made it to the final list within the 2007 Weblog Awards Best of the Top 3501 – 5000 Blogs. If you don’t know her blog yet this might be the right time to have a look and read one post. […]

Between Two Rivers, my friend and the Saddam Hussein dreamroll

October 30, 2007

18 years ago, in 1989, I left The Department of the Theater Arts in Tel Aviv university and joined a fringe production written by a friend who was studying with me, and served as assistant for director Rami Danon who was already a well known and reputed theater director. The young writer was Ilan Hatzor […]

BuddyMapping: map-based guestbooks supporting Google Earth

October 17, 2007

In the old days, when there was only Microsoft, software were always closed in the sense of not having an Application User Interface (API) for other developers to have their own software “talking” with them. Then came Google with their very different approach leaving everything open and inviting developers from other companies to join in […]

Order, Kola and Drums

August 4, 2007

Take a good look at our daughter as she plays with Altman and Zemah during our visit at the farm yesterday for the birthday party of Oz. It’s night. We had a good dinner, lots of Sangría and the party is almost over but someone just didn’t have enough fun. Timestamp says its 21:12-22:43. The […]

Ladysitters

July 21, 2007

In the pre-web2.0 era, when there were very few and limited options for people to share their media with each other, they were simply sending their “good stuff” in email message attachments. It was horrible, but it worked. Although most of the stuff you got was quite a b.s. some of it was nice. I […]