Thursday, 20 June 2013

זכות הצעקה: על המחאות בבולגריה שהעולם מתעלם מהן

אני טקסט פוליטי

זה הפוסט הראשון בבלוג שהחלטתי לפרסם בעברית, וגם הפוסט הפוליטי הראשון (מי שמכיר אותי יודע שאני אדם א-פוליטי, על גבול האנטי-פוליטי), אבל ההחלטה הזאת הגיעה באופן ספונטני במטרה לפרסם ולהפיץ את הבשורה של מה קורה כאן, כי דברים קורים. ובקנה-מידה היסטורי בינלאומי והתקשורת הישראלית משום מה מתעלמת.
את התמונות כאן צילמו חברים קרובים ועמיתים לעבודה, שעמדו עם הרוב המוחה מול בניין הפרלמנט במרכז סופיה.

הפגנות מול בניין הפרלמנט. צילום: סלבייקו אינגיליזוב

Thursday, 23 May 2013

My Very Own Single-Serving Site - Is it 18:00 yet?!

Single-serving sites are awesome. Well, some of them are. Some of them answer really crucial questions.

My contribution to the world of SSS: Is it 18:00 yet?
Sometimes you really really need to know if it's 18:00 already. My informative site "Is it 18:00 yet?" is here to the rescue!
It also shows a countdown till 18:00 (or a count-up, showing how much time has passed since 18:00).
What else happens on the site at 18:00? I'll let you browse and see the wonder for yourself!

GitHub hosting
This SSS is hosted on GitHub (yes! it's possible!). A link to the repository: IsIt6.
To learn about GitHub hosting go to GitHub Pages.

Other examples
Here's a part of my SSSs collection. Some more useful than others:

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Alon In The World - Now on Facebook

Like my blog?
Really like my blog?
Now you can really really my blog...
Join the sensation! Because that's what all the hip hipsters do!

Yo Dawg, I heard you like tech blogs and liking things on Facebook,
so I put my blog in your Facebook so you can like while you like!
Oh, and thanks for liking my blog!

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Babylon-based dictionaries on Kindle - Round 2

My post "Using Babylon-based dictionaries on your Kindle" seems to have gotten relatively wide attention. Currently the statistics show that 2595 users have seen it, 31 of them commented, 2 more via Facebook and a number of emails I've received from readers.
People's interest in pre-built dictionaries which they can run on their Kindle devices (specifically English-Hebrew dictionaries, but not just) is understandable. There are some issues with the BabylonToHtml conversion tool I've put together.

Due to lack of time for resolving the known issues with the project, or for production of pre-built dictionaries, I've decided to share BabylonToHtml publicly as an open-source project, for anyone who wishes to update/improve it.

Pre-Built Dictionaries in this post!

I'm sharing some pre-built dictionaries in this post. Some were produced by me and some by others. They are shared here so that they can be freely downloaded and used by anyone.
This section will be updated with dictionaries which the readers share with me over time.
 Jump to the pre-built dictionaries section!

Monday, 7 January 2013

Full Recordings of my C# Programming Course on YouTube

The complete set of recordings of the "Programming Fundamentals with C#" course (presented in English) which I've lectured between 2011-2012 on the Telerik Academy, was uploaded to YouTube's Academy channel.

I've compiled here the full list of the videos, in their original presentation order. This may help anyone interested in following this course from start to finish.
All lectures were presented by me, except 3 in which I was absent and were presented by George Georgiev, and the general introduction to the course, presented by Svetlin Nakov.

For convenience, here are links to download the book of the course in Bulgarian and in English, and for each lecture I'm also linking the PowerPoint presentation and the demo materials from the academy site. Additional materials and demo tests can be found on the course's materials page.