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Fix DLL rebasing problems in Cygwin and MSYS2

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By AlexVie | Wed, 18. 10 2017, 01:33
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Sometimes, when launching new programs under Cygwin or MSYS2, you may encounter an error like this:

0 [main] zsh 8712 child_info_fork::abort: address space needed by ‘datetime.dll’ (0x3F0000) is already occupied

This means, a by default non-rebaseable DLL cannot be loaded into the address space it wants to go.


Embedding YouTube videos in Jekyll

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By Alex Vie in Jekyll | Tue, 10. 10 2017, 19:41
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A include-able fragment that allows to embed youtube videos by video ID. The video will be sized properly to the available width using CSS only. No Javascript or other dependencies needed.

This is HTML/CSS only, should work for any static site generator with an include feature similar to Jekyll’s.

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Visiting Mahon

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By Alex Vie in Travel | Mon, 09. 10 2017, 00:31
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Mahon / Menorca
Mahon / Menorca

Mahón is the capital city of the Menorca, the 2nd largest of the balearic islands, located in the mediterranean sea.

It’s a beautiful small town on the shore of one of the largest natural harbours in the world with a length of more than 3km.

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What we currently know about season 8

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By Alex Vie in GoTFun | Wed, 13. 09 2017, 19:40
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Game of Thrones Season 7 has seen its final just ab it over two weeks ago, but fans are already talking a lot about season 8.

The premiere of season 8 is still at least one year away, but a lot is already known about the final season that will bring everthing to an end.

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The Light of the Seven

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By Alex Vie in EntertainmentGoT | Fri, 06. 10 2017, 00:48
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Game of Thrones fans will instantly recognize this song. It is from the famous intro scene of the sixth season’s final episode The winds of Winter. The song’s name is Light of the Seven and its composer is Ramin Djawadi.

It’s popular among youtubers as material to cover and has been covered even by large orchestras. The song received much praise, even outside the Game Of Thrones continuum.

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The beauty of Sardinia

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By Alex Vie in Travel | Wed, 04. 10 2017, 16:52
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The marina in Porto Cervo
The marina in Porto Cervo

I recently spent some time in the mediterranean, visiting places I’ve never been before in my life - the islands of Sardinia, which belongs to Italy, and the neighbouring French Corsica.

Even though the two islands are close neighbours, separated by the only 11 kilometers (a little under 7 miles) wide Strait of Bonifacio, they are very different…

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Jekyll personal FAQ

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By AlexVie in JekyllSite | Tue, 22. 08 2017, 22:45
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This is a list of questions (and answers) I stumbled over while designing this site. It is by no means a complete list and will most likely cover topics that are already documented elsewhere. I found many answers on stackoverflow questions tagged with Jekyll and links are given when still available. As almost always with such matter, stackoverflow is the #1 resource for such questions.

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Build simple galleries with Jekyll

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By Alex Vie | Mon, 18. 09 2017, 05:18
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Building simple galleries using includes and Jekyll YAML data files.

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Jaime theories

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By Alex Vie | Sun, 17. 09 2017, 19:48
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Jaime Lannister is one of the most interesting characters in Game of Thrones. This is mainly, because he has evolved such a lot.

After he parted ways with his lover-sister at the end of season 7, he is now on his way towards the north. This opens a lot of potential for speculations and theories.

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Bran is the Night King

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By Alex Vie | Thu, 14. 09 2017, 01:56
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A theory that gained new momentum during season 7 is this older theory about Brandon Stark and the Night King.

Understanding it can be a bit difficult though, since it centers around time loops or temporal paradoxes, a scenario more popular in science fiction than fantasy. Nevertheless, fascinating stuff.

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