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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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Art

New art shop opened

Having been banned from Facebook for the umpteenth time I found some extra time in my busy retired life. So I picked up painting again. And in a special way too. I decided to try my hand at something different

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Italian Blog

The Christmas tree at Gubbio

Gubbio boasts to have the biggest Christmas tree in the WORLD ! Well, duh….. it is a tree made out of 500 lights, posted on the hill behind the old town. Still, it is a very nice sight when descending

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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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We should NEVER let this ‘die’

  ‘This’ being our awesome mountain world. And it IS dying, melting, eroding, being polluted, being filled with ski lifts and snowboard ramps, parkings and ski run restaurants. But the again, who can stop ‘progress’ ? We’re now at 40

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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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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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Our Alaska Flight

I finally managed to finish the first of a row of articles dealing with my/our flying in the States last October/November. The first in the range is the story about our flight through the Misty Fjords, near Ketchikan, Alaska. This

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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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Wonderful Edwards AFB Photos

If you’re ‘into’ aviation then you don’t want to miss THIS SERIES of wonderful photos of an Edwards Air Force Base Open Day, shot by Bernard Zee. Bernard even added sound bits to some of his photos and you can

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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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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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Smugmug Video Testing

  Bear with me now, this is testing the Smugmug video embedding code……. Now, can we see this thing full screen in HD!!?? We SHOULD !   YAY! That worked. Now, if I can get the thumbnail to show as

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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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Some of my photos on Woophy

Yesterday I found a new photo site, called Woophy. (World of Photography). Founded by some Dutch guys, too. The idea is to fill the site with photos from (amateur) photographers and cover the world! When you go to the front

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    The ‘rest’ of the bunch of dark-ish photos is HERE on FACEBOOK. )if that works for you). These were taken with my old Minolta Dimage 7, under bad atmospheric circumstances (British rain), rather late in the afternoon. But

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Wonderful Photo Site

In the ‘series’ of ‘what I look at on the Internet’ here’s a web site I particularly like. It is called 1x.com and shows beautiful photos by a large number of photographers. Click here to see. And now, ladies and

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