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Anniversary: ten years in the Netherlands Apr 3, 2018

It's been exactly ten years since I've moved to the Netherlands. And it's been an eventful time!

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Key repeat settings in Ubuntu 17.10 Artful Jan 3, 2018

I've been adventurous enough to upgrade my iMac to Ubuntu 17.10 Artful Aardvark. That's the one that features Wayland instead of X Window and Gnome Shell instead of Unity.

The upgrade process proved to be a big challenge and took almost a week, since a regular system update resulted in a black screen. It required a complete OS reinstall from scratch in order to get it working, and then a few more weeks to have it configured my way. The thing is, settings in Gnome Shell are sometimes located at the most bizarre places of Gnome Control Center.

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So long two thousand seventeen Dec 31, 2017

The fact this year has come to an end was a bit of a surprise for me. I remember myself in July and then—bang—it's Christmas and Sinterklaas is on his way. There's some explanation for that though, more on which below.

And now it's time for the traditional annual round-up!

The last has brought major changes for the better for me, in contrast with the gloomy 2016. I'll remember the following.

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Answer to the Ultimate Question Nov 1, 2017

It seems I've found the answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything.

The biggest gadget: Toyota Prius PHV Sep 10, 2017

My most bulky gadget needed an upgrade. I've been a devoted Toyota Prius fan ever since my first leased car. Later I've owned another one, which almost lost a wheel once. The latter turned eight years old last March so I've decided to trade it for something more modern.

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Amersfoort Marathon 2017 Jul 1, 2017

Yet another medal in your newsfeed!

It's high time for running, so it seems: I've recently completed the Ijsselsteinloop and now, two weeks later, a half marathon in Amersfoort. It's been my second time on this event.

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