Install language pack on Office 2016 Pro Plus

Suppose that Office 2016 Pro Plus (MS ActionPack, MSDN subscription etc.) is installed on your PC but you still need to add some language support. In my case, I need to add the Russian proof tools to the English Office that includes already the French language support but doesn't contain any Cyrillic spell checking.

It dominates или о доминировании


Les Etats-Unis... sont la seule et unique hyperpuissance. Elle est prédominante dans tous les domaines : économique, technologique, militaire, monétaire, linguistique, culturel. Cette situation est sans précédent
Hubert Védrine, Ministre des Affaires étrangères de la République Française, 2000 (1)

Failure to download extra data files with ttf-mscorefonts-installer on Ubuntu 16.04

An annoying problem due to invalid download links in the package. The Debian package was fixed already.

Solution for Ubuntu.

1. Download ttf-mscorefonts-installer_3.6_all.deb package from Debian site into your Downloads folder

Types of joins in SQL (cheatsheet for beginners)

Better to see once than to hear a hundred times. This small article explains what are the different kinds of joins in SQL.

At the first time you should take into account that SQL is a declarative 4th generation language. So the best way to use it (especially for beginners) is to write the query and let SQL optimizer do its job. That means thinking in set-oriented terms and avoiding sub-queries.

Let's take two example tables: Companies and Contacts.


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