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!

This is getting silly !

This ‘Facebook’ thingy I mean. Now I am getting bombarded (pun intended) by virtual snowballs being thrown at me. I even threw a few back… I think. I mean, how silly can I get!!?? And I don’t even have a

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Being scr…d !!??

Somebody is screwing me… pardonnez-moi le mot…… That’s my internet access speed to Amsterdam (a stone throw away from where I live)…..  It SHOULD read 15,000 kb/s and 1,500 kbs !!!! It gets even worse….. the reason why I started

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Webhost problems…..

For a few days already I got the impression that some of my sites were pretty slow. My regular 5 minute e-mail scan too gave warning beeps for many days….. so I contacted Siteground, and sure enough, they seem to

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There are more of YOU….. welcome !

More visitors to my blog every day, that’s nice. Although it is by no means a ‘popular’ place, I am happy to see people from all over the world dropping in from time to time… or are they all ‘bots’

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Fall has come

The skies are gray and somber, the occasional rain is succeeded by a steady drizzle and the trees and bushes in the garden are moving in the southwestern. We’ll have the storms come in soon. This is MY season! I

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Hulloooooooo…….

No, I’m not gone (yet). Just been way too busy. Nina and I will give another try at some vacation (or holiday, for my British friends) and leave Friday for France again. I’ve been frantically trying these past 5 days

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Very Cool Customer Support

Folks, there is still hope for humanity. Some companies still ‘get it right’, indeed. I am talking about 123Inkt (at www.123inkt.nl), my supplier of ink cartdriges (and sometimes other supplies). I must be one of their worst customers, because I

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My first php ‘hack’

Yes, WOW, two blog posts in one day !? I am so excited! Check out the tabs atop this page and compare them with the order of the ‘Pages’ in the column on the right. Notice anything? Right, they are

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Google Earth… or Virtual Earth ?

One day you have nothing, and the next the world is at your feet….. or at least you can watch it from above ! I have a subscription for Google Earth Pro for our documentation work at FSAddon and I

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Calendars on your website

… or the lack of them, rather. I need to put up a calendar on a client’s website. It should be easily updatable (is that a word) by himself, i.e. someone with not much PC knowledge nor interest, and depict

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The death penalty

As far as I am concerned it is easily the proper thing for virus makers. Seriously. I am normally a peaceful young man, but these sort of people get to me. Needless to say I was once again their innocent

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I’ll succumb……..

  I’ve held out for many years……. getting an airco I mean. But lately we’re having HEAT WAVES in Holland by the dozens….. well, alright, three or four a year ! And I just can’t hold out anymore in my

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More visitors !!!

  I am happy. And amazed! My long-time Internet presence finally seems to start being felt…. the number of actual visitors to my sites is on the rise! For the combined FSAddon sites we’re nearing the ONE MILLION mark !!!

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Control Your Time !

Since I am still involved in (IT) management in some ways AND am running various projects with virtual teams, I am always on the look-out for better ways to get, or stay , organized. One of those ways is using

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A better WP editor, finally

I lost two days, actually more I think but I lost track, trying to get the tinyMCE Advanced editor back to work on my blogs after upgrading WordPress to 2.5.1. Today I spent most of my Sunday wrestling through umpteen

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Techie stuff and more….

One of my oldest tft monitors (a Medion) started being troublesome. I had to wait to turn it on until AFTER the PC had started and the main monitor was running. Don’t ask me why, I have no clue! But

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This blog is old…

…. and needs to be updated. I have long postponed it, because updating WP is not as easy as it is advertised. Or perhaps I am just getting clumsier by the day. Whatever. Anyway, I managed to update the EuropeRides

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Rain coming….

Every once in awhile I stumble onto a really practical website. When trying to figure out whether to go riding or not the other day, I found the Dutch ‘Rain Radar’ website. It has lots of links to weather forecasts,

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The benefit of free software

….. as opposed to commercial stuff is that at least you havent’ paid for it if it all goes wrong ! I am trying to install a new version of PostNuke on one of my servers, following advice of some

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Not only planes fly !

So does TIME! This seems to become a recurring problem for me, lack of it. Last time I posted was Thursday and I’ve been heads-down since. Now it is Sunday night and I ought to sit on the couch with

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Ups and Downs of programming

Or rather ‘Oops’ and ‘Downs’…… and programming is a big word when I relate it to my fiddling with PC’s, which I happen to do most of my days, all day long. Yuck! I was a REAL programmer for a

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Microsoft, ESP, Phil Taylor…. and more

Sorry folks, I just HAVE to write this little article today…. you may call it a ‘rant’ if you like. Since only 24 or so people read my blog, it’s not going to do much good either, but to get

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TERABYTES

Isn’t the world of Information Technology amazing ?? Almost like nature ! Many, many moons ago, when I was still an aspiring system designer and programmer, working with IBM mainframes of the 4100 range. And we had some of the

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