Blog about life in Holland (and a lot of other stuff)
It's a remarkable event in the world of aikido, which takes years of preparations. The last time we were honoured by Doshu's visit to our part of the world was back in 2009 in Almere (Netherlands). Now Belgium got lucky, and lots of aikidōkas came there from the neighbouring countries such as France, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Portugal etc.
Just like the previous time I've invited my first sensei Rudik Manukyan, the president of Tyumen Region Aikido Federation (4th dan aikikai).Read on »
I've been able to pay a bit more attention to the Sound Switcher Indicator and implement some of the long asked-for features.
Version 2.1.0 (2016-09-29)
Version 2.0.2 (2016-09-28)
.pofiles, and merged from pull requests.
man indicator-sound-switcher(there's not much information yet, but at least it's there).
It's been more than two years since the last release of the Sound Switcher Indicator (1.2.2). During this period I've been bombarded with requests to allow the indicator to switch device profiles, because most sound cards cannot be otherwise switched to their digital ports, like S/PDIF and HDMI.
So today I proudly present Sound Switcher Indicator 2.0.1, which finally supports profile switching:
There's an automatic redirect set up from http://yktoo.com to https://yktoo.com, but you may still need to update some links, like the RSS feeds, for example.
I've recently been to Saint Petersburg, Russia, to help my parents to renovate the apartment they had moved into. Just for your information, Russians recognise Saint Petersburg as the "cultural capital of Russia" due to its rich cultural traditions, heritage and, arguably, population.
But I'd like to touch on another subject now. For the sake of the renovation I had to do a lot of shopping in a big builder's store. Just because it was big, I preferred to ask staff for directions rather than waste my time looking for the thing I needed.
After so many years of living in Holland I'd usually open a conversation, smiling, with: "Hello! Could you please help me with …?"
Some (un)cultural patterns began to emerge after lots of repetitions of the above procedure.Read on »