This is the private Domain of Ruben Safir. It is a nearly 25 year old
compendium of living experience, family experience, story telling,
and shared culture. I have six children (Talyah Leah, Shoshan Rivka,
Dovid Shimon, Itka Shira, Aviva Rochel, and Schmuel-Lieb Eliezar),
and 3 grandchildren. The site contains many thousands of photographs,
images, a resource section of archived news articles, many of which have
otherwise disappeared from the internet, and many kids pictures sprinkled
throughout. Due to my personal interestest you will find here substantial
information here on Brooklyn, Free Software, Linux, Jewish information,
history, the fine arts, Israel, events, and more. Take a look at the
site map menu for categories that I've added to most of these pages
Over the last few years, I've been slowly reorganizing this site according
to the site map. In the process, I've done a lot of recent writing
and trying to get more of the images into organized compartments and
onto webpages. I hope you find some of this material useful.
I've recently been struggling, as a web designer, in finding a compromise
between making pages cellphone/tablet compatable or making use of
the full desktop screen. The problem, of course, is that people have
moved away from desktops to the small devices. Truthfully that sucks.
Just as the technology for video and photography is finally reaching the
capacity to produce truly analogue quality, even museum quality, images,
video and sound, people are being stripped of the full expereince, and
jettisoned to the there tablets. That not only limits there expereince,
but also prevents them from owning there own data. Ideally, your
desktop systems are running your home and offices, and your phone is
just a satilite to your home and office servers. We have a situation
where the tail is wagging the dog. Partly out of fustration, I have
decided (actualy starting with the post of that above image of my desk), to
stop robbing viewers of the full depth of media which I can produce,
and to expand image sizes and videos. Fuck it. Nobody visits anyway
and google refuses to list my considerable writings in a strange form of censurship.
So I think I will start to dispay images and videos at there most effective size
for full desktop display. Anyway, I almost always have easter egg images
all about the site, so don't be afraid to click on things.
Basic Contact Information:
Everything here, at least what has been produced by me, has been written
with VIM, and the graphics have been created with the GIMP and other Free Software.
EMBPERL, modperl, Perl and Python are used for development. I try to keep all graphics as PNG or JPG files.
Did he really think that the people who live on Park Avenue could care less about Jews living in the ghetto of
Crown Heights? If they did, we would have a much better city.
Secondly, what does that have to do with the fact that he created the race baiting environment
that allowed for the riots in the first place, and then tied the hands of the police force when the
riots started. And then left Bill de Blasio to handle the riots while he went to see the US Open
There are a lot of images buried in this webserver. I never thought of myself as a photographer, and I make no claim, but here we are. Starting with my Cannon AE-1 on film, until today, with my Cannon T3I rebel and my new G9X, I've managed to rack up thousands of images, and many of them are worth seeing, just for artistic purposes. I think I will start posting a few of them here, just to exhibit them and to give regular viewers something to enjoy from month to month.