Monthly Archives: July 2016

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TUG 2016 – Day 2 – Figures to Fonts

The second day of TUG 2016 was again full of interesting talks spanning from user experiences to highly technical details about astrological chart drawing, and graphical user interfaces to TikZ to the invited talk by Robert Bringhurst on the Palatino family of fonts. With all these interesting things there is only one thing to compain – I cannot get out […]

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TUG 2016 – Day 0 – Books and Beers

The second pre-conference day was dedicated to books and beers, with a visit to an exquisite print studio, and a beer tasting session at one of the craft breweries in Canada. In addition we could grab a view into the Canadian lifestyle by visiting Pavneet’s beautiful house in the countryside, as well as enjoying traditional style pastries from a bakery. […]

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TUG 2016 – Day -1 – Wines and Waters

This years TUG is held in Toronto, Canada, and our incredible host Pavneet has managed to put together an busy program of excursions and events around the real conference. The -1st day (yeah, you read right, the minus-first day), that is two days before the actual conference starts, was dedicated to an excursion to enjoying wines at the wine estate […]

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パン屋 NiOR

パンというもの、本当のパンというのが大好きな僕は、いつも美味しいパンを探したり、すべての新しいパン屋を試してみる。野々市に住んでる場合は、ジョアンというパン屋さんは一番人気だと思うけど、僕の感覚の中、ジョアンはパン屋ではありません。ジョアンはペストリー、お菓子を作ってる。商品の9割りは変わったことだ。よくとっても美味しいペストリーを作ってるけど、パンではありません。 最近うちの近所にできた「NiOR」というパン屋は全く違う。神様から送ってもらったみたい。パンを作ってるパン屋。 これから幸せな生活が始まります!

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Osamu Dazai – No Longer Human

Japanese authors have a tendency to commit suicide, it seems. I have read Ryunosuke Akutagawa (芥川 龍之介, at 35), Yukio Mishima (三島 由紀夫, at 45), and also Osamu Dazai (太宰 治, at 39). Their end often reflects in their writings, and one of these examples is the book I just finished, No Longer Human. Considered as Dazai’s master piece, and […]

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Michael Köhlmeier: Zwei Herren am Strand

This recent book of the Austrian author Michael Köhlmeier, Zwei Herren am Strand (Hanser Verlag), spins a story about an imaginative friendship between Charlie Chaplin and Winston Churchill. While there might not as be more different people than these two, in the book they are connected by a common fight – the fight against their own depression, explicitly as well […]

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OpenPHT 1.6.2 for Debian/sid

I have updated the openpht repository with builds of OpenPHT 1.6.2 for Debian/sid for both amd64 and i386 architecture. For those who have forgotten it, OpenPHT is the open source fork of Plex Home Theater that is used on RasPlex, see my for details. The repository also contains packages (source and amd64/i386) for shairplay which is necessary for building and […]

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