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Torben Gundtofte-Bruun
Works at Raiffeisen Bank International
Lives in Korneuburg, Austria
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Resize thousands of images at once? No problem.
My boys' kindergarten teacher knows I'm "good with computers". Today she gave me a USB stick with nearly 2000 photos and asked me to make DVD's for the other parents. 
Problem: There were 6 gigabytes worth of photos.
Idea: Resize them all just a little so the sum will fit on a regular 4.7GB DVD. But how?
Solution: Phatch to the rescue. I didn't know I even had this installed; apparently it's among the default apps on Ubuntu. It's ridiculously easy to use! I only defined two actions: reduce, and save. Click execute, and half an hour later, everything is complete. 

That was very nearly too easy! :-)

Now I still have to burn it to 25 DVDs of course...
Phatch is an user friendly, cross-platform Photo Batch Processor and Exif Renamer with a nice graphical user interface. Phatch handles all popular image formats and can duplicate (sub)folder hierarchies. Phatch can batch resize, rotate, apply shadows, perspective, rounded corners, ...
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The background for this idea was that we wanted to give a money gift at a wedding but we wanted it to be more than a card and an envelope. In essence, this is it: A framed poster featuring an aquarium and some fish. On closer inspection, the fish turn out…
The background for this idea was that we wanted to give a money gift at a wedding but we wanted it to be more than a card and an envelope. In essence, this is it: A framed poster featuring an aquar...
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Serious question: Does anybody have a good recipe for soap bubbles? I haven't been able to make anything work very well. 

(And this show act doesn't look too hard. It would be fun to try, but I don't want to buy so much ready-made bubble soap.)
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When you fail to plan, you plan to fail. - Benjamin Franklin

(Also known as the five P's.) 
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No it's not.

It's easier to wake up early and work out than it is to look in the mirror each day and not like what you see. - Jayne Cox
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Wake up early and tackle the day before it tackles you. Be on offense, not defense. - Evan Carmichael
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One day you will wake up and there won't be any more time to do the things you've always wanted. Do it now. - Paulo Coelho
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Fooled me!
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Okay, I'm done. I don't think anyone can juggle better than this?

(Your eyes are fine; the video is fuzzy.)
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Do it badly;do it slowly;do it fearfully;do it any way you have to, but do it. - Steve Chandler
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  • Raiffeisen Bank International
    IT Professional, 2010 - present
  • Golfbravo.net
    Founder, 2012 - 2013
  • Microsoft, IBM, Siemens, Maersk, Allianz ... lots of big ones and some really small ones, too.
    (Various exciting jobs!), 1993 - 2009
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Technology geek, handyman, parent, and all-round nice guy :-)
Introduction
Google+ suggests that I fill this text box with a short description of me, so that you can tell you've found the right "Torben". Let's put it this way:

If you've seen the rest of this page, and you're still not sure whether you know me, then you don't :-)

For everybody else, a few highlights:

I'm an identical twin. Man that's fun!

I'm from Denmark, but I've also lived many years in Sweden, Germany, Japan, and currently Austria. I speak 4 languages fluently, plus one or two more rather badly.

I'm a father of two wonderful young boys, and I'm very active on a great parenting Q&A website.

My education is a hybrid of IT, economics, and organizational change. That makes me a bit of a Swiss army knife, and I've worked in software, shipping, insurance, banking... Every kind of business that uses software. Right now I'm doing anti-money-laundering, which is more exciting than you'd expect, and probably safer than the kind without "anti".

I'm very good with tools, whether IT or mechanic. Nobody can assemble IKEA furniture faster (and better!) than I can. Yes, you may challenge me. Or hire me; I'll bring my own tools. I've always been the local software and hardware guru in the office, and I leave a wake of wiki intranets wherever I work.

On computers:
I've used Macintosh in the good old days before it was Unix-based. I don't like OS X because it requires so much mousing. I did like my (jailbroken!) iPhone because the hardware is fantastic; I absolutely hate iTunes. Switching to Android made me much happier.
I've used DOS and Windows since forever, and I really miss Windows XP. I'm trying to get used to Ubuntu on my home computer and I'm doing great. Ubuntu's "App Store" is awesome, and so is the Ask Ubuntu help community.

I'm generally soft-spoken but driven by clear principles.
I'm not religious; I believe in science. 

I'm a facilitator - what I do best is help others be great.
Bragging rights
I'm a quadrilingual identical twin, married to a trilingual fraternal twin :) :)
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Currently
Korneuburg, Austria
Previously
Vienna, Austria - Kawasaki, Japan - Copenhagen, Denmark - Lyngby, Denmark - Fredensborg, Denmark - Mammolshain, Germany - Lerum, Sweden - Vallensbæk, Denmark
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