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This my blog page where you will find the latest post on top, and years and years of older posts below.
For a more focused way of reading, you can select the Categories underneath My Articles tab at the top !
Enjoy your stay here and check back once in a while!

No market for magazines….

The market for Flight Simulator magazines remains a difficult one. I just read that the new PC-Simulations in France had to fold, after maybe only a year in existence. Other magazines that came and went are in the Netherlands, Austria

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Exit simFlight stage right……

Sadly, my days at simFlight (and simMarket) are numbered and I had to decide to quit an 8-year ‘career’ running one of the world’s top flight simulation news sites. The main reason being the fact that I just couldn’t afford

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May 1st – Travel Season Starts

Seems too nice a date to let pass without writing something. We are eagerly awaiting the arrival of our friends from Seattle on Tuesday. We’ll show them a little bit of Holland, and then take off to hopefully see the

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New ventures……

When someone is trying to push you out of business, and out of your income, there are two things you can do. Fight them with all means, or just go around them and do something else…. preferably better. Looks like

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Some Flightsim news for a change

Been working hard all afternoon on flightsim related stuff (and out riding again this morning……. 😉 ). New is the patch that Jon Patch (what’s in a name) published to make Vancouver X compatible with the new Orbx Pacific Northwest

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No Misty Fjords X

well, not from FSAddon Publishing, that is. Holger Sandmann regrettably has decided to stick with the competition and not continue his work for FSAddon. I won’t comment any further here, suffice it to say that obviously I don’t agree with

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Sinusitus Stinks

Big Time. Been having headaches for the past 3 weeks and that’s why you haven’t seen much of me here. Maybe I should see the doctor after all, one of these days. Meanwhile, we’re pretty busy with all sorts of

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Vivian coming ‘home’

  Our daughter Vivian and her husband Menno are returning to Holland for a 2 weeks. And although we see her a few times per week on Skype, it will be good to have her around for a bit! Will

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FTX (not TFX) NA Blue Released

I guess this should go under ‘grumpy tales’, or at least the first part of my pondering. You see, here I am PAYING for some add-on scenery for once, just because I wanted to support some of my friends, and

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Ultimate Alaska X – Get It !!!

Let me repeat a message that I wrote on my FSAddon Publishing website "….. From our friend and colleague Allen Kriesman is the Ultimate Terrain series of landscape enhancement programs for Flight Simulator. Ultimate Alaska X is the perfect companion

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Sketchup, FSX, Facebook and Blog

1-0 for now. It appears that it is so much ‘easier’ to quickly type a few lines on Facebook, read about what your friends and acquaintances are doing, check again a few times every day, and move on, then to

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Herb ‘Lizardo’ Morse Died

  I’ll be posting our best wishes for the next year soon here. But unfortunately I have to finish 2009 with yet another sad story. For the second time this month I have to post news that will be devastating

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Merry Christmas !

  It is finally here. Christmas. And a WHITE one at that! So Merry Christmas everybody! Hope you have some wonderful days with family and friends. And also my deepest sympathy to some of our friends whom I know are

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Burning midnight oil

  The Lysander is ready. The User Manual is ready. Nick made beautiful pictures. The Special Operations Guide is written. We have a bunch of marvelous repaints. All the ‘scenery’ (landing zones with objects placed) is done. I compiled dozens

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News or Advertising?

Journalism or Marketing? Not an interesting question for many of you, I am sure. Or maybe it is? Here’s my continuous dilemma, one that I face on a daily basis, and have done so ever since I started working for

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Nina is back home

…. and I am SO glad. Apparently I (and about agazillion husbands with me, I am sure…. come on, admit it!) am not made to live on my own. Too quiet, nobody to complain to, too much hassle of collecting

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I could do without computers

Really, although I’ve been in the ‘computing business’ since 1978 and involved with PC’s (or microcomputers as they were called back then) before that, I could very often well do without the bloody things. We’ve all been there. A perfectly

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Grumpy Tales

My good friend Miguel often calls me grumpy, a name that until recently I myself attached to quite a few people older than me. Since I am rapidly growing older myself, or so it seems of late, I guess I’m

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Lizzie exists !

Yessir, she’s for real, NOT just a ‘thang’ in pictures or ‘promise’ on Flight Simulator X. How do I know? I CLIMBED IN a few weeks ago…… that was just soooooooo coooooool! (If you’re an aviation freak, that is…. ).

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Super Cub X left the nest !!

Phew, one down, more to go ! Simon’s Super Cub X Collection is now available on simMarket (they beat me to it, haven’t even had time to put up some news blurbs OR add the Cub to our own website

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Current ‘Projects’…..

Since not many people read here, I can safely list some of the projects I am currently working on….. And yes, as usual for me, not enough hours in a day! Oh, that picture on the left? Check out the

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Blogging Time!

Darn! Been too busy once again! Here’s a quick update of what we did: we got on the bike, and onto the ferry to England. We visited our friends Didier and Liz in London and had a most wonderful 4

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Almost time to go

Yes, I KNOW my last post was on August 24th, when we returned to France. And now we’re almost ready to head north to Holland again. Been too buys to write here…. sounds familiar? But apart from the usual headache-inducing

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Running out of time??

I don’t stop being amazed at who finds my forums and blogs sometimes. I look at the stats once in awhile, and sometimes check the most recent list of search phrases that brought people onto my blog. Usually I find

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