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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.
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Enjoy your stay here and check back once in a while!

Life’s a challenge

‘FS Life’ that is, and especially when you are running a new shop, a new development team and with a new product, all accumulated with a stay out of the office. We managed to publish Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport

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Almost time for our trek south….

…. but first we hope to welcome Camy, arriving at Schiphol Airport tonight. Camy, our ‘little’ niece from Romania, will be staying with us for a while, trying to escape the gloomy situation in the old Eastbloc country and maybe

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Heading south soon

Yup, it is that time of year again. Time to start preparing to head south, where the days are longer and the roads more twisty. Mind you, we don’t necessarily need to travel to the Alps to get our share

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Sun Tzu: The Art of War

That’s a book I have read a few times during my years as executive. Frankly, I never wanted to see business ‘as war’, as did some of the leaders of the company I worked for all those years. But with

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Don’t believe you have friends…..

Yesterday I had to learn through a post on Twitter – of all places – that my long-time ally Bill Womack had sneaked over to Orbx entirely and will take OUR project – Emma Field for FSX – with him.

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USA 2010 #6 – leaving Aruba

I know Vivian is disappointed with me. I can’t help it. I am NOT a guy for hot weather, and even less so if it rains warm water and ever nook and cranny is filled with nasty mosquitoes. Not her

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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

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Two Major New Projects

I have two projects that will take up most of my time during the coming months, and possibly long after that. That is, if I survive the trip preparations underway now, and the trip itself of course. Rumor has it

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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

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A new (crazy?) ‘project’ taking shape

  No, I am not half done with my new ‘Steps’ (see posts further down), but during repair of all my websites after the recent Russian hack attack, some other things popped up too. And you know I get bored

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Back blogging after many problems

Yes, I’m back. And in France again, yippeee…! But what was meant to be the second half of our holidays, became a nightmare because of a tiny and untypical mistake by yours truly. I clicked on a link in a

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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

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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

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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

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Laying a floor and FS News

On first sight these two things have absolutely nothing in common. Correct. But what if I tell you that I was happily working on building my new FS News website, when Nina reminded me that the pile of wood in

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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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Now Publisher AND partner…….

I already was a publisher, of FSAddon of course, but am now also a partner in a new venture: Why Fly ! Sure, you’ve seen me post about it already, and there’s a link on this page to it, but

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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

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Tata died

I haven’t had the opportunity to post lately, although I have put stuff on Facebook whenever I could. We were traveling in Austria with our friends Della and Barry, when the sad news reached us that Nina’s dad (‘Tata’) had

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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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Home again… and busy

Oh yes, after another grueling 4000 km drive we’re safely back home. Grueling not so much because of bad roads – actually, they have greatly improved in Romania – but more because of the years creeping upon us and we

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I added a Guestbook!

  The plugin was sitting in the folder for years already, but I never made it active. It occurred to me this morning, while looking at he user stats of my various websites that I probably KNOW many of you,

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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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