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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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Autumn and Armillaria Again Dec 5, 2013

It's automn here again. Some annoyed expats keep insisting there's only just this season in Holland, but that's not true.

We are fortunate enough to live in a very picturesque woodland area. One of these days we went on a hike in one of numerous forests called Baarnse Bos and situated near the equally picturesque village Baarn (which I posted about five years ago).

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Two more nights with Stream of Passion Nov 9, 2013

It's been a while since I wrote about the masters of drive and female vocals, one of my favourites, Stream of Passion. They're still there and have even recently toured in Moscow and Saint-Petersburg, which they posted about on their Facebook page.

Just before those, very special for both sides, events I've visited two performances happened with an interval of one week.

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Sound Switcher Indicator ‣ 1.1.1 Nov 8, 2013

The application indicator for Ubuntu called Sound Switcher Indicator (which I blogged about) has been updated to version 1.1.1. There's no new functionality in this release, its main purpose is to make the indicator work in Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander). It was broken because of a bug in libdbusmenu.

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