Netherlands and more

Blog about life in Holland
(and a lot of other stuff)

Watermarking pictures for Picasa Web Albums

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Preface

Those of you who happen to author pictures and publish them on the Internet, must have thought about being able to claim your authorship for them.

One of the most obvious ways to do that is watermarking pictures by adding your URL, name, copyright and/or copyleft. An average Joe would open his favourite image editor, click the Text tool and write a magnificent message for the generations to come.

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Dias Latinos 2011

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From Friday the 19th until Sunday the 21st August 2011 a traditional Latin-American musical festival Dias Latinos (“Latin Days”) was held in Amersfoort.

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Non-European

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The story I’m going to tell you this time is not about how a Russian sees Europe, but the other way around. I’ve been in my home city Tyumen for two weeks, and it’s noteworthy (although logical) that after three years in Holland I’m noticing now more peculiarities in Russia than there.

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Post Nubila Sol ‣ Pt. 1. Ad Libitum

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This track was written by me in collaboration with Igor Abakumov back in 2002. Those were our first, and up to now also the last, feeble attempts of Progressive Metal composing.

The name is Latin for “After the clouds there is sun”, which symbolizes contrast vicissitudes of mood in the tune.

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The new old blog

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Some planned changes have been made to the blog.

As it has matured, it moved to my own domain, and the new URL is: blog.yktoo.com.

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Summer, I suppose

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Yesterday’s Easter has set up a temperature record in the Netherlands in the whole KNMI (Royal Meteorological Institute) observation history since 1901.

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Vienna and Budapest ‣ Part 9. Budapest. St. Stephen’s Basilica

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On our last day, (morning, to be precise), we decided to visit St. Stephen’s Basilica (Szent István-bazilika), a famous Roman Catholic cathedral.

On our way to the cathedral I spotted an interesting mechanism at a building yard:

A constructor tried to explain me in signs that I wasn’t allowed to photograph there, but I pretended to not understand Magyar signs.

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