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Weekly Photo Challenge: Cover Art Featuring Don Quixote

Whenever I travel somewhere I search out novels that are set in that particular country. My choice for Spain was Don Quixote, primarily because my friend Eddy had been reading the book while in Costa Rica, and had been killing himself laughing over Quixote’s misbegotten adventures.

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Weekly Photo Challenge

IPC call from .NET to Classic - Converting classic FindWindow, FindWindowEx, SendMessageTimeoutA libs to .NET

We have two programs – a client and a server. The client has an invisible window with the title “Invisible Window for X System”, with a textbox. 576 more words


Anastasia "Nastya" Matvienko

Anastasia Matvienko (Mariinsky Ballet), “Pas de Deux from Don Quixote” at Dance Open Ballet Festival, July 2013, Savonlinna, Finland

Photographer Stas Levshin


The Middle of King Lear

Sitting high atop the dung heap of humanity, the solitary weeper weeps alone. Like the biblical Job, he laments his fall and cries at life’s injustice. 1,054 more words

Personal Reflections

Istanbul's Squat houses

Istanbul, a city known for it’s political upheaval, cultural uniqueness and historical depth. One could imagine that with such an extensive, powerful and rich history, it might be tough to redefine yourself in a modern atmosphere. 292 more words

Squat Houses Worldwide

Was Don Quixote Kafka's Alter Ego?

On the 21st of October 1917 Franz Kafka wrote a brief parable The Truth about Sancho Panza. Its original title “Die Wahrheit über Sancho Pansa” was given by Max Brod, who later published the text in the volume “Beim Bau der chinesischen Mauer”.   686 more words


What You See Over There Aren't Giants, But Windmills

“Destiny guides our fortunes more favorably than we could have expected. Look there, Sancho Panza, my friend, and see those thirty or so wild giants, with whom I intend to do battle and kill each and all of them, so with their stolen booty we can begin to enrich ourselves.

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