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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!

Microsoft finally lost me…..

On my Flightsim Soapbox. I know, I must be the Last of the Mohicans with SO many people over the past decades pissing on Microsoft for their monopolies, cranky OS’es, disdain for their customers and many other reasons. So call

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Dumas Residence: Updates

  Yup, there’s some news here to share with you faithful blog readers ๐Ÿ˜‰ First of all: we have an ‘intern’. Or guest. Or new daughter. Basically, all of the above. Camy, the youngest daughter of Nina’s brother in Romania,

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An Israeli Airport in the Alps

  Errrrrrrm…… well, alright, not quite. Fact is that we ‘landed’ in our mountain retreat again last week and celebrated New Year here in the snow. But at the same time we’ve been working hard to get Ben Gurion for

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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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Sketchup, FSX, Facebook and Blog

1-0 for now. It appears that it is so much ‘easier’ to quickly type a few lines on Facebook, read about what your friends and acquaintances are doing, check again a few times every day, and move on, then to

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FS9 stuff into FSX ???

Someone on SOH asked if he can use FS9 aircraft (or scenery) in FSX…. The ‘real’ answer should be : "Yes, but it is not recommended’. I understand that some folks really like their old planes (and want to keep

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A Twin Coming

  You’ll love this little old twin. It was designed towards the end of the Thirties (of LAST century now) and has been faithfully recreated by Simon Smeiman, who also brought us the nice Supercub ! Designed for FSX !

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Some good news

The Lysander has found (yet another) new developer to work on finishing it for FSX. I reached an agreement with Chuck Jodry from Montreal, Canada, to finish the model, include the gauges in the VC and in general make it

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‘Real’ people in FS(X)

The first things I started drawing when I was a kid were people. As I am sure many of you did. Little round bubbles for body and head, and sticks underneath and on the sides for legs and arms. As

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Add-on Vultures

I have to confess, and I can do so on my private blog here, that I am disappointed and often even appalled by the current state of the FS add-on market. Where the sim has gotten better with FSX –

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Magnificent Plum Island now released

For the very few readers here that didn’t know it yet, yes, Plum Island is now released and available here ! I am also working on making a CD version available. That sort of thing now becomes more feasible since

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Come visit New England

Always has been one of my favorite regions in the US. Perhaps because it most resembles Europe. Or perhaps it was the first area ever that I visited when first coming to the US many years ago. Like so many

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My Mom and the Piper Cub

  Two things that have nothing to do with each other under normal circumstances. My mother has no clue whatsoever about flight simulation or what I am doing for a living. And FSAddon Publishing has nothing to do with my

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See why I am happy !?

  And we’re only halfway done I think…. after 18 months! But she flies, albeit with a borrowed flight model. I don’t know if I’ll attempt another aircraft after this one. Man, what an ordeal! But hopefully we’ll get her

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Too bad Roger !

I could have written ‘Congrats Raphael’, that may have been kinder. But I really was hoping for Roger Federer to win his 6th consecutive Wimbledon Grand Slam and he didn’t. Mostly due to his own doing, methinks. He made more

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NOW would be a good time…..

……. to have more products out! Summer approaching, and more importantly,our Summer Vacation is nearly here! Next week we’ll be loading the Jeep, and loading the bike on the trailer…. presuming I get it fixed one of these days! But

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