Flightsimming for Seniors…..

…. that’s the title of an article I am currently writing for Computer Pilot Magazine, to be published in the April issue. The thing is that I am worried. I DO want to help those folks….. and I DO NOT want to hurt their feelings in any way. I KNOW…

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Easy log-ins…….

Owww.. it happened again! I lost one of my gazillion userID/password combinations and could not update one of my on-line shops last night. Being a ‘netizen’ for many years I indeed have over a hundred log-ins….. not even sure how many I forgot or am not using. It started as…

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The ‘game’ of the century….

I started simming again…….. I shouldn’t, of course, I really don’t have the time to spare… but hey ! This flightsim/aviation stuff IS what got me started in the ‘wonderful world’ of IT at some point, fueled my career, taught me mainframes and PC’s (and everything else IT related), and…

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This thing with nature……

…. I must be really getting old . Although I have loved mountains since I first set eyes on them at the age of 6 or 7, I have never been very interested in flowers, trees, animals and the likes. I am a ‘mechanical man’ ! Cars and planes were…

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‘The Suits’

Which suits? Suites? Microsoft Office? ‘Adobe’ Studio? Nope, I mean the ‘corporate types’, the yupps, ‘executives’……. the very group I was part of until a year ago…. sort of. The guys in the suit with the ties, or even without….. the ones intent on being part of the business jet-set,…

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The world of passwords……

Every once in awhile I discover how ‘sick’ this world is. I mean… can YOU still live and NOT panick when the power goes out !!?? Or the petrol/diesel !? Or even worse… *GASP!* when you loose all your passwords !!!???? Lately I have done a FEW things to make…

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Update on the Update

After much head scratching, panic, cursing, banging head on desk and walls… alltogether making me loose some 12 hours of work…. I have my second hard disk AND contents back !! The solution was – of course – simple. Install Service Pack 1 for Windows XP ! (Which I was…

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I blew up my virtual self …….

YUP.. !! I managed to do it again. One would think you would LEARN after 30 odd years tinkering with PC’s…..!!?? Not this ol’ boy! I started my IT career by crashing computer software… on purpose… and I am still a STAR at it! As some of you might know…

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Should we ‘ban’ the Russians???

Hmmm… yes, that sounds a bit ‘political’ doesn’t it? And with all the ‘perestroika’ thoughts and intentions, not very friendly? The reason for this outcry is the ever-increasing forum spam attempts we are seeing from .ru domains. What is the reason that there seem to be more internet ‘criminals’ (that’s…

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PC/FS Support

I must have had ‘The Eye’ a few years ago, when I registered my fssupport.com domain. ‘What does he mean??’ you ask? Over the past, oh, 10 to 15 years I have had so many requests from friends, aqcuaintances and total strangers for help with their PC’s….. and/or help with…

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Blog or B(ack)log ??

Haven’t posted over the weekend. Too buys trying to get rid of my ever-increasing backlog! In times of hectic stress like these…… you know, the ones I ALWAYS seem to be enveloped in….. the first thing that drops by the wayside are the social contacts. I’ve been neglecting my friends,…

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The scroll wheel……

Honestly, I think the guy who invented that little wheel on the computer mouse deserves a medal ! Being occupied lately with setting up new PC’s, swapping things around, breaking things even… I now have an old ‘wheel-less” mouse attached to the new PC. Wow !!! What a loss of…

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Hard disk woes……

When it rains it pours !! That saying has been on my mind a few times already over the past weeks. Now the hard disk of my main PC (no, not the new ‘FS Machine’) just stopped for a while. Yikes !!! Yes, I do have my data backed up…..…

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Wedding Anniversary…..

Yup, today 31 years ago Nina and I were in complete panick, having to be at the (then still) communist town hall of Deva, Romania, at 9 a.m., outside temps -18 degrees and NO TAXI in sight ! Her brother Florin and I walked into town, finally found a weird…

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Windoes Woes…..

…. or more precisely; PC problems ! Seems like I bought the ‘new one’ just in time (although still working on getting it rigged up). the ‘current one’ is acting up. Freezes with 100% CPU usage ever more often, now even rebooted itself outof the blue ! Where have I…

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End of a weekend….

Yes, and so another weekend comes to a close. Another one that turned out very different from what was planned. I STILL need to do 2004’s tax submission, my 2005 bookkeeping (and Nina’s), build the hardware shop, change my web site…… and a few other little things. Apart from feeling…

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Windows 64-bit woes !!

Here I am, with this beautiful – and WAY too expensive – dual-processor, hyper-threading, 64-bit, ‘I-have-it-all’ AMD powered PC…… and Windows Pro XP X64 on it……. and NO DRIVERS for a load of things ! Since I NEED it for FS first and foremost, that was Bummer #1 ! Enters…

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Disappointed ??

Are you also disappointed to come to a site like this, early in the morning, having your first cup of coffee….. and NOT find a fresh blog post !!?? You don’t care ?? OUCH !!! *grin* Trouble is ‘information overload’ on one side….. and lack of time for the information…

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Freight Dogs almost done….

Our latest ‘baby’, Freight Dogs, made for and to be published by Aerosoft GmbH in Germany, is almost done. Programming and testing is finished and it is being ‘packaged’ as we speak. We’re excited about this. After the download version goes live, next month will see the boxed version being…

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