The Blog's categories

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!

Flightsim

Closing the FSAddon shop

Dear all, first of all let me wish you a Merry Christmas, even when in lockdown or otherwise limited. Hopefully, you are all still healthy. Also hopefully, next year will see a return to normalcy, and no, not the ‘new

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Aviation

My Home Cockpit Project

This, my dear friends, has been on my bucket list for, oh, at least 30 years. Flight Simulation has been the ONE steady thing in my life ever since 1976 when I saw the very first non-mainframe computer….. and a

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Flightsim

Saitek HOTAS X-55

Where I am still happy with my old Saitek X52 HOTAS system, the company has released quite a few new models since. One of them, the professional looking X-55, got tested by Angelique van Campen who currently works for Aerosoft.

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PC's and such

Starting to come together

With the new blog theme my ‘blog’ is now slowly changing into a news and archive site. Here’s the plan: instead of having all of my interests scattered over a wide variety of separate blogs (websites) and Facebook/Twitter links, I

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‘Follow-on cat’ and Other Updates

CAT ! Here’s a picture of Nina you won’t see too often……. accompanied by… <gasp!>….. a CAT ! This was on our -unplanned long – walk the day before yesterday when we ended up all the way across from our

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Who’s tracking you !

I know some of you are really paranoid about the Internet and the Big Bad World out there. Well, you’re right 🙂 And to prove it, here’s a great tool for you to install (trust me… oops) in your Firefox

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Yo Simmers ! Come and get MOUNTAINS!

Yup, I FINALLY came up for air after some two weeks of major problems with a variety of things technical. Since the last update in December the webshop would not accept LARGE files for download anymore. Bummer! Took me an

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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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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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Facebook Junkies

I am one, that’s for sure. Running two monitors (and sometimes 5), a notebook on the side and a smart phone on my desk, I am back to the old days when I was a ‘cellphone’ junkie. That was when

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I dig graphics

I love these knights and dungeons things like Assassin’s Creed and Stronghold…..  they’re not real intelligent games, but they are very nicely done in terms of graphics…… here’s the latest, upcoming one from Firefly   More Stronghold 3 Videos

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I Joined SupportMyPC

  SupportMyPC is a Dutch company supporting individual PC users and companies with their daily PC problems. And we ALL have them… daily… I am sure. The concept is that you buy some credits (registration is FREE) that you can

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Looking for Flight Simulator and PC Experts

You probably have read my Call for Experts already elsewhere. If not, here it is again: ———— So you are a Flightsim Expert? …. AND you are often on-line, AND you have a good technical knowledge of all things PC,

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Stuff gone

Well duh! I knew I shouldn’t have just ‘swapped’ the theme on my blog…… I only now looked closer and notice that a lot of stuff as disappeared, especially in the right column. Oh well, back to the tinkering board.

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Spinning my Internet Wheels

You won’t see any changes to the blog yet…. that’s because my Internet connection has gone belly-up. Or the cable underneath the driveway, to be more precise. At least, that’s what the ISP’s techie says. Hmpf…. now what. They want

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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

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Snow is good!

Well, at least for the visitors statistics of my EuropeRides website. These past 2 weeks the site gets bombarded by people looking for road conditions in Europe, mainly in France. Looking at the stats it seems that UK residents are

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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

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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 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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Quoted on Techflash

Todd Bishop, a reporter writing on Techflash, called me the other day to talk about the cascade Games Foundry and the loss of Flight Simulator. I just found his published article and you can read it here. I still have

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Step One

…of the re-invention has been made. In the form of yet a new attempt at setting up my own webshop. And although it proved to be cumbersome (what else is new) it seems to be running and functioning now, ON

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