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From "A practical introduction to the study of Japanese writing" , by Basil Hall Chamberlain

“The deep mountains of karma” is one of the verses of the Iroha, perhaps the most perfect pangram ever composed: a text that uses each character of the Japanese syllabary exactly once. My thanks go to my kind friend @wim_v12e who taught me about it.

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Now that I finally (after almost 6 years) finished reading Haruki's 1Q84 in , I wrote about what I learned from the experience of reading this novel for so long.

I only knew the flemish name of this one, "heggewinde", so I looked it up. It's Calystegia sepium, and it has so many names in English: hedge bindweed, Rutland beauty, bugle vine, heavenly trumpets, bellbind, granny-pop-out-of-bed.

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The leaves of this plant, vrouwemantel, alchemilla vulgaris, lady's mantle, are well known for their ability to gather raindrops or dewdrops.

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I am extraordinarily pleased to announce a new release of my refactoring source-to-source compiler for FORTRAN 77! So happy!

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