read my stories

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!

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I really thought Iwas dying

Not a very positive title is it? Thing is, it’s true. Yesterday morning I woke up at 5:30 and started getting a headache fast. By 7 am I couldn’t get out of bed anymore and was just clinching my head.

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Skiing at Méribel

  Today was anoter brilliant day and we stayed in bed late……..*grin*. Hey! This IS our vacation, remember? And I actually find skiing a major uncomfortable happening these days.On the other hand, since we’re still able, we HAVE to go

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Running and Skiing

Yes, I know this is boring, but I want to put it somewhere. So why not on my blog. To make it more interesting, maybe the added info that I now use a heartbeat sensor (thanks to daughter Vivian) and

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Working less

…… don’t worry, only ever so slightly less. But still enough to do some OTHER things too, like walking along the North Sea shores at Den Helder, Holland’s naval base and ‘top of the province’. It was nice weather, cold,

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He’s running again… sort of

View Provinciale Weg in a larger map Alright, so maybe I should turn the thing on when we actually start running ! It still won’t make me the fastest jogger on earth. Nor will I cover enormous distances. But for

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Running again…..

….. but not yet savvy enough to know what to do with my Android GPS…… maybe this works? Part one of our running today:     View Running Part 1 – 23/10/2012 15:41 in a larger map

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Changes coming

  Since I have too many blogs and sites to maintain, expect some changes over the next few months… yeah, yeah, I know… what else is new !!

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No I am not Mr. Niceguy anymore…..

In a discussion that ensued on another website it was declared that ‘we’ in western Europe should be MORE tolerant towards others. It all started after France ‘cleaned up’ some illegal gipsy camps in THEIR country. Well, I’ve experienced the

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Curiosity killed the cat…….

Not sure there are cats on Mars, that’s what we may find out soon though ! Been following the Curiosity Mars Lander program for a while and found this Youtube video to be one of the best. It shows what

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Not done just yet……. are you !?

I was thinking the other day, looking back at the last mostly difficult 7 years, why the heck do we bother at all? Why do we continue with what we’re doing? What’s the purpose of it all? Well, I for

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The Icon doesn’t spin !

The all-new Icon aircraft caught my attention from the early beginning. Not only does it look really futuristic, it also lands on water! And it is a Light Sports Aircraft, i.e. relatively cheap *cough*. It also folds up to a

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Fast readers !?

This is funny !I actually usually read faster than this, but I was tired upon coming home after almost a day driving and talking, pocking up Viv and Menno from the airport. But Glenn’s challenge on Facebook intrigued me, so

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Bullshit uit Den Haag

  Leuk en ‘verstandig’ verhaal van Jan Kees de jager (cursief is de quote van ZIJN blog), en een sympathieke man ook hoor, maarre…. een paar dingen kloppen niet wat MIJ (en MIJN portemonnaie) betreft:   Het zal weinig mensen

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Yes, I strongly ‘dislike’ politicians

Lots of OLD news for those of you following me on Facebook. (Gosh, wish I had had that idea… I would be 18 BILLION DOLLARS richer….. just about enough to settle the perceived ‘national debt’ our politicians are claiming we

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George Carlin

There are some people you just have to like. George Carlin is one of them and it is so sad that he passed away a few years ago. Fortunately his legacy lives on in his books and on Youtube. Here’s

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My Column on Aerosoft

Maybe you haven’t noticed yet, but I have been honoured with a little place on the new Aerosoft News Pages, notably under the ‘Columns’ tab. The invitation and start of that site coincided with the release of the MS Flight

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New Herbstschnitt on-line photobook released

  My friend Jo Stein from Germany has released his 6th edition of Herbstschnitt, the on-line photo magazine with a theme. This time the theme was ‘facing’ and there are a lot of very interesting ideas on how to visualize

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Navigating Brains……

Have you ever thought about this? How amazingly wonderful our brains are in terms of ‘navigating’ the world. Oh well, admittedly, some people cannot discern left from right, but in general we have some awesome computing power ‘up there’ and

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Stop SOPA/PIPA

  There’s a lot of talk about this all over the Internet. Basically the US wants to install laws to prevent the Internet being used by pirates and such. In reality such laws will very likely ONLY hit ‘normal netizens’

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My 5 seconds of fame!

Hey ya’ll, I never thought I’d get my moustache on a tv screen…. but it happened nonetheless. Let it roll for a bit and you’ll see me, straight from the FSAddon HQ ! Now I will hide back under my

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Hanging out on local tv in Missouri !

Because one of the primary bits of FUN running this particular company of mine is INTERACTION with our customers, here’s a little tip of the veil of WHAT ELSE I do besides running a flight simulator add-on company. All my

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Digging into Social Media – Twitter

Twitter, yes, and more precisely: what’s the use of it !? I have been on Twitter for little over a year now, slowly expanding the number of people/sites I follow, and slowly building a following to a modest 220 now.

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I was on US TV News today

Now that sounds rather ominous, doesn’t it? Although I didn’t say much, it IS true though. So let me tell you about this Google+ Hangout On-Air thing that is starting to shape yet a new road into Social Media and

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