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What goes on in my life and hasn’t found a place in one of the categories

Hidden surprise

Sometimes a hidden surprise pops up that brings back a lot of memories. Today my wife was organizing a folders containing some old genealogy information. Also in that folder was an old song from the Engineer Corps from the Dutch army. This made me remember my time in the army with the 11th Engineering Battalion in the late 80's. Man what a long time ago! :roll:

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Anthem of Zeelandic Flanders

As some of you might know by now, I am from Zeelandic Flanders or Zeeuws-Vlaanderen. And proud of it! A beautiful part of The Netherlands (just!) Shielded by the Western Skeldt (Westerschelde) on the north, Belgium border on the south and divided into two by the channel from Gent to Terneuzen (or from Terneuzen to Gent if you so desire. 😉

It’s an area with history, several dialects, beautiful scenery (photo’s of which I’ll post with my cycling and walking posts) and proud people. Who often tend to be more Flemish than dutch, despite the lyrics in the anthem. We also have an everlasting love / hate relationship with the Belgians and the dutch and even the Germans! 😛

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In the claws of the flu

This week hasn't been a very good one. I've been sniffling since last weekend, but last Tuesday, on my way to work, I stopped to fill up my car and I started sweating all over while shaking on my legs. So I rested a bit a the gas station and went back to see the doctor. She confirmed my suspicion that is was the flu. Advice was to stay at home and rest

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Book: Spain to Norway on a bike called Reggie

The third traveloque by Andrew P Sykes. This time about his trip from the most southern spot of Europe (in Spain) to the most northern point in Norway (the Nordkapp). It's an easy to read book, but compared to other travelogues I've read it takes a bit of getting used to as some parts seem to hop from one moment and place in time to another. A bit confusing in the beginning but you'll get used to that as the journey continues.

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No more distro hopping?

For quite some time now, al the computers here have GNU/Linux as an operating system. The only bit resembling MS Windows is Wine on a laptop in case we should need to run some Windows software. But up till now, we never had the need for it. There is plenty of choice in free GNU/Linux software, so we can always find a good alternative.

Talking about choice, there is an enormous variety in GNU/Linux distributions which might be a bit overwhelming for a GNU/Linux beginner. I've been playing around with several distro's myself (still am to be honest), always looking for a distro that fits my needs and feels good. Always searching, until recently. Just when I started to feel more like a distro-hopper than a computer user, I realized that during my search I always came back to the same distro that's already running on my laptop.

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