My name is Ram Rachum, and I'm a Python software developer based in Israel.

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10th July 2014


Fun with etymology

In Hebrew, we have an expression ”radiophonic voice”. If someone has a radiophonic voice, it means they have a pleasant voice and good diction, much like a radio announcer would. 

image This expression makes sense to me, and I was kinda surprised when I learned that it didn’t exist in English.

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10th June 2014



I needed to buy coconut milk.

I went into the nature store that’s on the ground floor of the apartment building that I live in. Since it’s in the same building I live in, and I like buying natural foods, I tend to buy a lot in this store; I always say hi to the cashiers who work there, and they usually give me a discount.

As I was picking the can of coconut milk and getting ready to pay, I took a look at the impressive variety of roasted nuts that’s on display between me and the cashier. Among them were pistachios.

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1st April 2014


Introducing git cascade and git forward-merge

Hi ho!

I just released as open-source two Git scripts that I’ve been using for a while. They were born out of my frustrations with Git over the years. They are awesome and I love them.

Check them out on GitHub:

The project contains two scripts:

  • git cascade - Cascade changes from each branch to its dependents.
  • git forward-merge - Merge branches without checking them out.

Click the GitHub link above to read all about them and start using them.


19th March 2014


SmartGit: My favorite GUI interface for Git

I wanted to give a shoutout to one of my favorite tools that I’ve been using for the last few years: SmartGit.

SmartGit is a GUI interface to the Git version control system. (I assume that Git itself needs no introduction, but if you’re not familiar with it: It’s one of the best version control systems used in software development.) Actually, the full name of the software is SmartGit/HG, because it’s also able to handle Mercurial repositories.

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