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David Goldfarb
Works at Degel Software
Attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Lived in Beit Shemesh, Israel
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Can anyone here recommend which VoIP services that play well with Obihai boxes? (Google Voice connection is turning off next week).
Or, do you have any recommendations (pro or con) about Anveo or PhonePower service?
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Forward your google voice to a free DID from CallCentric or IPcommunication
And then use LocalPhone with a usa subscription for excelent! rates and low latency to Israel .

They have very good rates to Israel as well.
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Enjoying not being in Barcelona this year...
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Now into the 6th week of my cough / walking pneumonia / "the mother of all colds", and starting my 3rd course of antibiotics. The term "resistant bacteria" has never before been quite so real too me.
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Nasty; I've only once had a resistant bug.

As they say: kill it, before it multiplies...

(for all our sakes...)
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I just learned that Acrobat supports OCR of Hebrew, and has since version 9. I've wanted this feature for years, ever since I started scanning all of my Israeli bank and utility statements.

Of course, the last time that I looked carefully at the program options was back around version 4 or so. Serves me right for not reading release notes religiously!
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I just installed Rockbox on my daughter's ancient MP3 player. Seems to be an amazing piece of open-source work, but really blew me away for a bunch of surprising reasons:
- Besides the expected music-playing features, it also includes some games. It even has Doom, functioning much better than I would have expected on the tiny 2cm screen.
- Despite the arcane interface and limited number of buttons, the kids instantly picked up on how to use the new GUI. Zero learning lag.
- The Rockbox specs boast about how it runs on many, many, devices, even on CPUs as slow as 12MHz. Lovely, runs fine even on this lowly Samsa C240. But, but... 12MHz... that's faster than my first PCs; faster than any Lisp Machine I ever used; faster than a VAX; faster than a DEC-20. I know Moore's law and I really do appreciate the power of exponentials but still, it's staggering to see how 30 years of doublings turns the strongest mainframes into laughingstocks too weak to serve as a kid's toy.
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Yup, and the difference between systems programmers and application programmers is whether you view that as a curse or a challenge. :-)
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I've always thought it would be cute for my microwave door to do double-duty as a TV. Someone's finally built this, and with some really amusing twists:
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Work
Occupation
CTO, Classical hacker
Employment
  • Degel Software
    President, 1988 - present
  • Vringo
    CTO, 2006 - 2010
  • 2AM
    VP R&D, 1996 - 2000
  • Symbolics
    Member of the Technical Staff, 1981 - 1985
  • MIT Laboratory for Computer Science
    UROP, 1980 - 1981
  • International Lisp Associates
    Partner, 1986 - 1988
  • NYU Courant Institute
    Lab rat, 1979 - 1979
  • Decision Systems Israel
    Developer, 1986 - 1988
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Previously
Beit Shemesh, Israel - Rehovot, Israel - Haifa, Israel - Jerusalem, Israel - Boston, MA - Cambridge MA - Kvutzat Yavne, Israel - New York, NY
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Technology Enabler
Introduction
This is my new (and, I hope, permanent) Google+ account.  If you've previously linked to me at davidegoldfarb@gmail.com, you can drop that link. It is no longer needed, now that Google+ supports corporate accounts too.

I've been doing cool stuff with computers for communication since my first email account in 1978 and have high hopes for Google+ playing a key role in the next chapter.

For more about me, for now, see professional info on LinkedIn and personal on Facebook. We'll see how much migrates here as Google+ keeps firing on all cylinders.
Bragging rights
Trying a mid-career change to biotech, after 30 wonderful years ignoring everything outside classic computer science.
Education
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    VI-3 (Computer Engineering), 1980 - 1984
  • Ramaz
    1st-12th, 1967 - 1979
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