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  • In The Midnight Club the front cover has a carefully taped-in Christmas tag, a gingerbread woman holding hands with a tomte, and it reads, "To Grandpa, From Marissa," and I am already making the printed a's like a typed a rather than a script a, but it is not "From Marissa and Mark," so it was sometime between 1993 and 1996.

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  • After a hearty chuckle, the Lady of the Jewels smiled: I'm glad that someone aside from myself has a soft spot for the noble tomte.

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  • This speaks to a Scandinavian tradition -- that of the tomte, a mythical character that legend says protects the occupants of a home from nighttime misfortune. - RSS 2009

  • RegDeleteKeyEx and RegOpenKeyEx API functions. tomte provides AHK functions RegRead64 () and RegWrite64 () at finally is my actual request), it would be tremendous if AutoHotkey itself provided a way to direct the Registry functions to use (or stop using) the flag in question at any point in a script (this would include not only RegRead, RegWrite and RegDelete, but also Registry loops).

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  • A tomte or nisse is a mythical creature of Scandinavian folklore originating from Norse paganism. Tomte or Nisse were believed to take care of a farmer's home and children and protect them from misfortune, in particular at night, when the housefolk were asleep. Tomte is the common Swedish name, derived from his place of residence and area of influence: the house lot or tomt.


    January 25, 2008

  • The tomtes (in Germany, kobolds) are a pre-Christian race of spirit beings well-known to the north Europeans. Generally, they are considered to be spirits of place who become familiars of a household.

    The tomte is a short (three feet or so) elderly man of unpredictable disposition, attired in grey woolen clothes and wearing a red cap.

    Unlike their English cousins, the gnomes, who most frequently dwell in the countryside, tomtes reside in towns, houses, barns or cellars. They live only where there is cleanliness, order and discipline.

    January 25, 2008