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The Gentle Storm and Stream of Passion in Melkweg Mar 29, 2015

It's been a while since my last gig report, time to catch up with the latest developments in the Dutch rock world. I've a perfect occasion as I've seen two live rock legends.

The project called The Gentle Storm, which is just one year old, were presenting their debut album The Diary in the Amsterdam club Melkweg (I've seen Pagan's Mind there before).

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Subscription to e-mail blog updates Mar 13, 2015

A short announcement about a new subscription option.

If the term RSS seems completely foreign to you, there's now a Good Old E-mail subscription option available for those who want to stay current with my blog. This way you will receive automatic updates by e-mail. Of course, you can unsubscribe at any time.

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Ghent Light Festival 2015 Feb 3, 2015

This year I've visited Ghent Light Festival, just as I promised a year ago.

Katarzyna Malejka and Joachim Slugocki. Horizontal interference.

The festival, which is held once every three years, proved to be immensely popular. Streets, hotels, restaurants of this small town could hardly cope with the horde of light-worshippers.

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Happy New 2015! Jan 3, 2015

We had a great time celebrating the New 2015, together with our Russian and Ukrainian friends. Red caviar is a typical Russian delight.

Here, outside of our homelands, we're still friends, you know.

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Househunt Dec 12, 2014

So we've settled in Houten. It's time to go in particulars on how we sought a house.

Looking for a house has a special name in Dutch: huizenjacht, which literally translates as "househunt". During the hunt we gradually figured out a number of criteria:

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Tuning Ubuntu for SSD Dec 1, 2014

In my last post I told you about upgrading an iMac with a solid-state drive (SSD). These drives are very fast (read throughput is usually ca. 500 MB/s if connected via a 6 Gbps SATA III) and completely silent.

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