The Christmas tree at Gubbio

Gubbio boasts to have the biggest Christmas tree in the WORLD ! Well, duh….. it is a tree made out of 500 lights, posted on the hill behind the old town. Still, it is a very nice sight when descending from the hill opposite Gubbio. We saw it last year…

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We should NEVER let this ‘die’

  ‘This’ being our awesome mountain world. And it IS dying, melting, eroding, being polluted, being filled with ski lifts and snowboard ramps, parkings and ski run restaurants. But the again, who can stop ‘progress’ ? We’re now at 40 km’s from the mighty Mont Blanc and the ‘video’ below…

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Backup With A Twist

If you’re like me you have too much data strewn all over your computer systems, and not nearly enough backups. If you’re like me in terms of (lack of) discipline to backup as well, you have a further problem. I can’t help you with the discipline (or patience), but maybe…

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Free ‘painting’ programs

Yesterday I was working with Arno of FSDeveloper.com fame, and he showed me Gimp, the free program he uses for painting his FSX models. Since I got another question about painting today, I thought to do a quick search and see what else is there, besides Gimp. The sheer cost…

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Our Alaska Flight

I finally managed to finish the first of a row of articles dealing with my/our flying in the States last October/November. The first in the range is the story about our flight through the Misty Fjords, near Ketchikan, Alaska. This was something I had been wishing for since many years…

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USA 2010 #5 – Mossies

Mossie was the nickname for the British WW2 Mosquito fighter bomber. Mosquitoes is what we’re having in abundance on Aruba. Exceptionally many, we’re told. Caused by continuous tropical rain…… also exceptionally much. We’re told. Swell, just our luck, eh? Haven’t seen much sun yet. Laying in bed for an entire…

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Back home once again……

After an uneventful drive of yet another 1100 km’s, we’re back home again. Of course the PC would not start when I plugged it in, just like the previous times when I transported it. taking the motherboard battery out and putting it back in solved the problems. WEIRD! The bike…

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Toy or Tool?

I just bought me a new camera. After much researching and pondering, scratching my head and searching my conscience, I ultimately decided to buy yet another Nikon. This time a more professional one than my current D70. I opted for the D300s. Not the best, certainly not the least either.…

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Back from France

…. for a while, leaving again in 3 weeks. Lots of ‘stuff’ happened between now and the last post (and most of it was mentioned on Facebook already). To summarize; had several mishaps with trailer, motorcycle, back….. new car has a scratch already (no note as to who did it,…

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Step Two

Something I wanted to do a long time ago already….. get those 40.000 digital images out on the streets! So I opened an account on Fine Art America a while ago, and today started adding some thrilling (I think) pictures into its database. FAA has some nice products and good…

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Smugmug Video Testing

  Bear with me now, this is testing the Smugmug video embedding code……. Now, can we see this thing full screen in HD!!?? We SHOULD !   YAY! That worked. Now, if I can get the thumbnail to show as well, that would be grand! Oh, and click on the…

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Dad’s Army !

Do you remember the British comedy series Dad’s Army, with Captain Meanwaring, Sergeant Wilson, Corporal Jones, private Walker and all those other characters? The Home Guard group is re-enacted every year during the Goodwood Revival at the Goodwood Estate and Race track near Chichester on the south coast of England.…

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Some of my photos on Woophy

Yesterday I found a new photo site, called Woophy. (World of Photography). Founded by some Dutch guys, too. The idea is to fill the site with photos from (amateur) photographers and cover the world! When you go to the front page (map) you get a world map with coloured dots…

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    The ‘rest’ of the bunch of dark-ish photos is HERE on FACEBOOK. )if that works for you). These were taken with my old Minolta Dimage 7, under bad atmospheric circumstances (British rain), rather late in the afternoon. But impressive nonetheless and I wanted to share them anyway.

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Wonderful Photo Site

In the ‘series’ of ‘what I look at on the Internet’ here’s a web site I particularly like. It is called 1x.com and shows beautiful photos by a large number of photographers. Click here to see. And now, ladies and gentlemen, I have to get back to my bookkeeping AND…

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