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No, that's something totally different, but bonus points for knowing the word.
Poffertjes are smaller and typically baked together in a special cast-iron pan with a lot of small indentations. They are like mini pancakes ...
Every year my lawyer friend sends me this greeting. So, I pass it along as if I had thought of it:
Please accept with no obligation, implicit or implied, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low stress, non-addictive, gender neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced with the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect to the religious/secular persuasions and/or traditions of others or their choice not to practice any religious and secular traditions.
A fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2018, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped to make America great (which is not to imply that America is necessarily any greater than any other country or is the only “America” in the western hemisphere), and without regard to the race, creed, colour, age, physical ability, mental ability, religious faith or sexual preference of the wishee.
By accepting this greeting, you are accepting these terms:
This greeting is subject to clarification or withdrawal;
This greeting is freely transferable with no alteration to the original greeting;
It implies no promise to the wisher to actually implement any of the wishes for
himself/herself or others and is void where prohibited by law and is
revocable at the sole discretion of the wisher.
This wish is warranted to perform as expected within the usual application of good tidings for a period of one year, or until the issuance of a subsequent holiday greeting, or the Midleton’s runs out, whichever comes first, and warranty is limited to replacement of this wish or issuance of a new wish.
Issuance of a new Midleton’s will ensure a new wish with much longer lasting good wishes.
IOW: Happy New Year!
User: Technical term used by developers. See Idiot.
By summing up my achievements back in 2017, I’ve come to the conclusion that the end of this year was very successful and lucky for me. Finally, the two of my articles published at CodeProject.com were deemed by the audience of readers in CodeProject’s community to be the best articles that have deserved to win the first and second prizes during the monthly articles contest held in October and November 2017.
The only what has really left before the New Year of 2018 comes is to wish you the all very-very best the whole next year of 2018 through. My very special warmest greetings for everyone in CodeProject’s community and staff, especially to those ones people who all the way make it possible to contribute various articles to CodeProject.com web-site, turning it into a useful giant knowledgebase for those software developers who are seeking for the guidelines and quick answers that they regularly use in their everyday work to create a new PC software intended to solve many important real-world problems and challenges.
My very special Happy New Year greetings to software developers who made the CodeProject.com web-site work, system administrators, moderators and other staff.
May this festive winter holidays of Merry Christmas and Happy New Year season will bring joy and peace, outstanding success at work and personal life to everyone. I believe that the forthcoming New Year of 2018 will write a new chapter in the CodeProject’s history as one of the largest and best online web resources about software and web-development.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year of 2018!!!
Arthur V. Ratz.
It's 8:30 in Perth and Sydney is half an hour from New Year. My lady partner has busied herself this afternoon making a pavlova which looks spectacular. Meanwhile I've had a few sherbets and now we are dressed and ready to go out to celebrate with friends. She has also offered to drive which is a real bonus. See you in 2018 which I hope is going to bring good things for you all.
"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts." - Bertrand Russell
So here I am updating a list of a countries in a database I'm working on (fun stuff) to be all recent and fancy etc. I decided "hey, why not get all official and go with ISO standards." Cool right?
Well, therein makes one wonder. If you look at the list of ISO-3166-1[^] codes... UK is gone. So is Scotland, etc. You can search for ISO 3166-2:GB on the page to see the entry I'm referring to. Now it's GB for the whole darn mess. I know the UK isn't a country per sé, but when I show a list of countries as a selection on a form in a webpage and it doesn't say something like United Kingdom or Scotland and just a blanket "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland" in a select box that means everything and the kitchen sink, I can't help but think WTF.
So, let's say I want to store the address - including country - for a user in a database who lives in Scotland. Should I now be saying: John Doe, XYZ, in the friggin United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland? Seems kinda silly to not just say Scotland, right?
More seriously…. if you think that’s bad enough, try adding a drop-down selector for UK counties – it’s next to impossible. Scotland and Wales both have two incompatible systems for defining counties/”administrative districts”, and while one may be “official”, try telling that to upset users because you used one and not the other…
And, going back to your original point and my reply, I once had a postcard addressed to me in “…. Wales, England”. The most astonishing thing was that it actually got delivered!