• Thumbnail for Photoshop is Slow? How to Fix the Slow “New Document” Window in Adobe Photoshop (CC, 2017, 2018)

    Photoshop is Slow? How to Fix the Slow “New Document” Window in Adobe Photoshop (CC, 2017, 2018)

    After upgrading to Photoshop CC I noticed a very annoying issue with the new versions, specifically the slowness of the New Document window (CTRL + N). Current versions of Photoshop come with a new and “improved” New Document Window and it works like sh#t.

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    Thorn – “The White Village”, Netherlands

    Thorn is a town in the municipality of Maasgouw, in the Dutch province of Limburg. It lies on the rivers Meuse and Witbeek. It is known as ‘the white village’ for its white-washed brick houses in the centre of town.

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    Schloss Burg – Solingen, Germany

    Work on the castle started around 1130 and from then on the Dukes of Berg lived here for several centuries, all the while constantly enlarging their sphere of influence. By the end of the fifteenth century their successors ruled over huge areas of what is now North Rhine Westphalia!

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    Inside WordPress.org Theme Review Team: Money, Abuse and Inconsistent Leadership

    This post is about the Theme Review Team (TRT) at WordPress.org, which I am (still) a small part of. I would like to address some weird things that have been going on lately in this team and what it looks like from a distance.

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    #OnTheDraw – Beautiful & Original Destination Marketing for Canary Islands

    Some months ago I read about a beautiful destination promo campaign for Canary Islands and decided to share it with you. I think this is one of the most original and impressive marketing campaigns that I ever read about.

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    “When Breath Becomes Air” – What Makes a Life Worth Living?

    Last month I accidentally stumbled upon this book’s summary and thought to give it a try. The Kindle version of “When Breath Becomes Air” is ~200 pages long, so I expected to quickly get through it in a couple of hours.

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  • Thumbnail for Vikings and Knights (Wikinger & Ritter) at Kemnader See (Hafen Heveney) – Germany

    Vikings and Knights (Wikinger & Ritter) at Kemnader See (Hafen Heveney) – Germany

    During 15-18 June 2017 Heveney Harbor at Kemnader See was the host of a “Vikings & Knights” festival organized by Sündenfrei®. Battle reenactments, medieval-themed clothes, drinks and food.

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    Museum Burg Vischering – Lüdinghausen, Germany

    Vischering Castle (German: Burg Vischering) in Lüdinghausen, North Rhine-Westphalia is the most typical moated castle in the Münster region of Germany. The castle consists of outer defensive courtyard, defensive gateways, moat, drawbridge, main building and chapel.

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    “Master of None” Season 2: Locations in Italy (incl. Wedding Scene)

    I wanted to find out if season 2 of the show had any measurable effect on the volume of tourist interest for the two Italian cities where some of the action takes place: Modena and Pienza. Additionally I decided to uncover the name and location of the villa where the wedding scene was shot, if only for those lovely gates!

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    Westerwinkel Castle – Ascheberg, Germany

    The Westerwinkel Castle is one of the earliest Baroque castles in Westphalia and was built in the middle of the 17th century. It is completely surrounded by a golf-club with the same name.

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    Schloss Nordkirchen – Versailles of Westphalia

    Schloss Nordkirchen is a palace situated in the town of Nordkirchen in the state of North Rhine Westphalia, Germany. The schloss was largely built between 1703 and 1734 and is known as the “Versailles of Westphalia” since it is the largest of the fully or partly moated Wasserschlösser in that region.

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    LWL – Freilichtmuseum Hagen, Germany

    The Hagen Westphalian Open-Air Museum (German: LWL-Freilichtmuseum Hagen – Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Handwerk und Technik; English: “LWL Open-air Museum Hagen – Westphalian State Museum for Craft and Technics”) is a museum at Hagen in the southeastern Ruhr area, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

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    Hohensyburg Ruins, Germany

    The Sigiburg was a Saxon hillfort overlooking the River Ruhr near its confluence with the River Lenne. The ruins of the later Hohensyburg castle now stand on the site, which is in Syburg, a neighbourhood in the Hörde district of Dortmund. Archaeological evidence suggests the site was occupied in the Neolithic era.

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    Burg Altena – Märkischer Kreis, Germany

    Altena Castle (German: Burg Altena) is a Medieval hill castle in the town of Altena in North Rhine-Westphalia. Built on a spur of Klusenberg hill, the castle lies near the Lenne in the Märkischer Kreis. It is a short ~40 km drive from Dortmund.

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    ProWein 2017 at Messe, Düsseldorf

    ProWein is the world’s leading trade fair for wine and spirits, the largest industry meeting for professionals from viticulture, production, trade and gastronomy. Over 6,500 exhibitors from more than 60 nations – more than ever before – were presented at ProWein in Düsseldorf from 19 to 21 March 2017.

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