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WPF binding with a localizable placeholder

Recently, I faced a following dilemma: I was binding a TextBlock to a string property of a class instance, and when that instance was null, I wanted to show a placeholder that had to be localizable. Here is what I learned.

How to migrate from Ghost to Eleventy

My tango blog used to run on the Ghost publishing platform. It's fast and comfortable, but since the rest of this website is built statically, I wanted move away from Ghost. Here is what I learned in the process.

Localizing a WPF app running on .NET Core 3 in 2020

I have recently updated my hobby desktop app, Embrace, from .NET 4.6 to .NET Core 3.1. The process was mostly painless as I was late to the game and most Nugets were already updated for .NET Core 3 / Netstandard support. I lost no functionality - except the ability to localize the UI. Here's what I did to get it back.

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Tanda of the week: Juan D'Arienzo canta Horacio Palma

I love, love D'Arienzo's work from the 1960s. It's bright, energetic, pumps you up. The sound is much cleaner than his Golden age output, thanks to the superior recording technology of the day. And it's not as overbearing as his last period from the 1970s.