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Egypt. Hurghada ‣ Part 1. Sea Jan 1, 2014

Happy New Year everyone!

The lucky thirteen has come to an end. One of my achievements in the last year was reaching the total run of 800 km. I registered all my workouts in a Google Drive spreadsheet (you can use this document as a template if you wish). Among other things, it gives you a forecast on the total run at the end of the year, which is a very good motivation. It forced me for one to run 25 km in the last two days of 2013.

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Little blue train Dec 20, 2013

This cute little blue vintage train was spotted today at the Amersfoort Central train station:

Whether it's a well-maintained old piece or just a mockup, I don't know.

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Harlingen Dec 14, 2013

During our trip to Leeuwarden we have also visited, among other places, the port town of Harlingen.

The highlights of that visit can be described as: wind, sky, open water and VIEWS. Harlingen is so small that it's barely visible on a map, so but 15 thousand people enjoy these views.

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DKLang Localization Package 4.01 & 5.0 Dec 13, 2013

Happy Friday the 13th! Bruce Miller, the current maintainer of DKLang, is bringing great news for Delphi developers.

It's been five years since DKLang Localization Package was last revised (time flies!). You might think that it had been abandoned, but no, it did its intended job well enough and it was solid enough that it didn't need an update.

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Leeuwarden Dec 9, 2013

I'd like to show you a bit of northern Dutch summer in our damp off-season. Last June we've visited the city of Leeuwarden (Frisian: Ljouwert), situated in the very north of Holland. It is the capital city of the Friesland province, which is famous for its language that makes very little sense to an average Dutch.

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How I became a Bob Dec 8, 2013

I once posted about a special person called Bob. It's almost a "saint with all possible benefits" (a quote from a popular Soviet-era film). To be precise, there's at least one benefit with him—a car.

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