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!

Of noisy fans and software……

Yeah, the CPU cooler of my AMD 64FX-2 4400 (or whatever it is called) has started making an annoying racket. I even hear it when flying with my – admittedly cheapo – headset on ! Yikes ! The ‘noisy’ software

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First Beta ‘almost’ ready…..

Talking about our new and upcoming FS title ‘Its Your Plane’ here…. I jumped the gun a bit this morning, misinterpreting an email from its designer, and putting the happy news onto the Beta Forum already. Alas, we ran into

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…..more communicating

After I brought Nina’s PC to an FS event (late in 2005, as it turns out !!), and returned home with it, the wireless internet connection was gone. I tinkered with it on and off and never got it to work again

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A new way of communicating

The creativity and inventivity of people never ceases to amaze me. Especially when it has to do with Internet! Today my friend Miguel sent me a URL of a company called Zweitgeist (or is it Topcloud?). Whatever, at www.zweitgeist.com you

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New glasses, I see it all clearly now !

Heh, well, it wasn’t THAT bad, but it sure helps. I now have exchanged my vario-focus glasses for special ‘monitor glasses’. The old ones provided only a VERY small area ‘in-focus’ on my monitor, and I was getting pain in

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Yes….

… I know…. quiet….. I am still hammering away at Setup Factory…….

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After 22 years… fumbling again!

Perhaps I should have stuck with it. Being a (bad) programmer I mean. My skills haven’t improved since I went over to the ‘management side’ 22 years ago. I am trying to work out how to use an installer program,

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Gadgets anyone ??

Here I am, reading a ‘serious’ magazine for managers (I still get a lot of these things, dating from my ‘corporate days’) and what do I find in the ICT section? Of course a MUST HAVE item for every serious

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More sales….

Heh! I should do that more often I suppose. After I wrote my last post, 6 more sales went down during the evening. All is not lost ! 😉 Today I’ll be working on finishing the website for a customer,

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I did it !

See my Ride Tale here! You’ll see that the weather was not what they promised us, but I rode anyway. There’s also a few interesting discussions in the FSX forum on simFlight again…. one about the need (or not, in

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Building a ‘new’ FSAddon website

I have become a fan lately of Joomla (I mentioned it before). NOT because you can build ‘great’ looking web sites with it (actually, you CAN, IF you’re a good programmer), but because it allows time-restrained and technically-impaired people like

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The ‘wrong’ way ’round ?

Why is it that nowadays everybody starts with a slick new website, full with flash, java and what have you…. coupled to a flashy company name…. adding high-falutin phrases and paragraphs onto the site…….. ……. without having ONE single product

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Hobby or work ??

Many of my friends and relatives wonder what I am doing: busy on my hobby all day long or ‘working’ ?? I wonder myself sometimes how to classify my 14 hours x 7 self-imposed discpline. I am not getting any

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Flightsim Poll and Motor Portal

Been busy yesterday….. and this morning. There is a NEW POLL in the column on the right hand side of the blog. Just curious as to the flight simulator use of my blog visitors…. And I have also been tinkering

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Web design is more fun…..

… more fun than wrestling through the monthly administration or battling it out with weird people on forums, that is. I am building a website for my former riding school, and discovering some new tricks along the way as usual…

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New forum software installed…..

I got totally utterly distressed by all these spammers trying to register to my private forums (for EuropeRides and some others). The only way to quickly delete them is by adding complex ‘mods’.. and even then it takes a lot

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Woops.. trouble with my websites

Just as I was going to draw your attention to the fact that I updated my EuropeRides website, my ChaletC website and installed a new Emma Field website….. ALL are GONE ! Grmmbll…! Must be some problem with the hosting

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Emma Field on Joomla !

Yes, I am ACTUALLY working on building a brand new web site for our beloved Emma Field Flying CLub. And THIS TIME one that can be maintained (given some time). The trouble with both previous versions was that they are

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Playin’ with Joomla!

That’s what I’ve been doing this weekend. About time I learned how to build a site with a content management system. Joomla! is the successor, or spin-off, or whatever of Mambo (I think)…. oh never mind. In any case I made

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eBay and such…..

Hey, I sold my set of Renault snow tires. First time EVER I sold something (except for our old furniture and our FSAddon software). I am always a bit apprehensive, one never knows what sort of people might respond. But

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Only hours left to prepare……

… Nina’s PC (and myself) for the Great FS Weekend in Lelystad this weekend. I am still wrestling to get our OWN products installed on the small PC, and all the peripherals and supporting software. EVERY time rigging up a

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Mixed feelings……….

Long story… get some coffee and sit back….. or just skip ! All that know me also know I am a fan of companies and individuals who made ‘computing’ easier for ‘regular’ people…… such as me. I was thrilled when

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Trips and Tripy’s…..

Tomorrow I’ll be riding yet again past Eindhoven (the city where Philips Electronics originates from)… third time in a week ! Last weekend I visited the Flight Simulator Museum, yesterday I went down to Belgium and tomorrow I’ll be visiting

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