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Main page - bicycle and backpacking tour reports in many parts of the world, and a bicycle maintenance guide; also some older software and hardware projects.
Since I now get over 5500 spams per day, I use very vigorous filters and retire temporary addresses quickly. From some locations it is no longer possible to send mail here. Sorry but it has become a serious drain on resources. The tell me mail links at the end of each page will work if you keep the Subject line intact.
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This page was last updated 4 May 2013.
|Exotic travel guide||
Vagabonding in China, Tibet,|
Nepal, India, Malaysia, Indonesia,
Australia, Laos, etc
My life with Apple products,|
the good, the bad, the ugly
|I have deleted my flickr albums because I no longer trust US cloud services.|
Parlay Voo Françay? - a blog on my life in France.
Review: Panasonic DMC G1 digital camera, describing how a DSLR camera with exchangeable lenses compares to a cheap compact camera on a very long backpacking tour across Asia.
Building a computer-controlled lamp contains instructions, schematics, and software to build a simple lamp that can change color based on arbitrary events.
My life with Apple - how I became an Apple Macintosh, iPod, and iPhone user. If you want your computers to obey your wishes instead of the other way around, read this. The good, the bad, and the ugly.
A report of my working years in the USA, complete with information on visa, finding companies and a place to live, and life in the USA, from a European perspective.
Oscar night in Los Angeles . My team and I received a Technical Achievement Award from the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences in 2003. Read about my ego trip to L.A.
Silly hacks page explains what I do when I am not answering mail. Learn all about computerized frisbees and how to dispose of a suitcase filled with TTL chips.
Click here for my travel directory page with all tours, by year and by country. The list below is a summary.
See also the other site I maintain, the Trento Bike Pages, with over 1400 bicycle tours and related information in all parts of the world.
|Denmark: cycle route Berlin-Copenhagen|
Along the Loire river, Paris, Orleans, Nantes,
France: Holland, Belgium, Normandie, Bretagne
France: Central France: Lyon, Avignon, Massif Central, Clermont-Ferrand, Orleans, Bretagne
Mountainbiking in the Dolomites
Italy: Mountainbiking around Lake Garda
Italy, Toscana: Venice, Adriatic coast, Firenze, Siena, Roma, Napoli, Pompei
Italy, Toscana/Marche: Ancona, Ascoli Piceno, Spoleto, Assisi, Cortona, Siena
Berlin to Hamburg in a day
Germany: southern Brandenburg
Poland, Lithuania, Latvia
Eastern Europe: Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Czech Republic
Pacific coast, Seattle to San Francisco
USA: Oregon Cascade Mountains, Pacific coast to San Francisco
USA: Crater Lake in Oregon, California, San Francisco
USA: California: Napa Valley, Clear Lake, Pacific coast
USA: Pacific coast: San Francisco to Los Angeles
USA: Five New England states
Cairo, Luxor, Nile boat tour; 1988
Egypt: Cairo, Aswan, Luxor, Nile, Alexandria tour; 2006
|Central America: Yucatan, Belize, Guatemala|
north: Bangkok to Chiang Mai
Thailand 2/2: southern islands: Phuket, Ko Samui, Ko Pha Ngan, Ko Tao; Bangkok
|Russia: St. Petersburg|
|Cambodia and Thailand 1/2: Cambodia: Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, the temples of Angkor|
|Cambodia and Thailand 2/2: Thailand: Chiang Rai and the Golden Triangle; a visit to Burma, Chiang Mai, the historic capitals of Sukhothai and Ayuthaya; Bangkok|
|India: India: Kashmir, Delhi, Rajasthan (Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Jaipur), and the Taj Mahal at Agra.|
|Scotland: Stirling, Trossachs, Isle of Skye, Eilean Dunan Castle, Loch Ness, Inverness, Edinburgh, Glasgow.|
|Morocco: Agadir, Essaouira, Rabat and Salé, Fès, Er Rachidia, High Atlas and Todra Gorge, Ait Ben Haddou, and Marrakech.|
|Vietnam: Saigon, Mekong delta, Nha Trang, Qui Nhon, Hoi An, Hué, Ninh Binh, cruising beautiful Halong Bay, Hanoi.|
|China: part 1 , part 2 , and part 3 of Vagabonding in Asia|
|Tibet: part 4 of Vagabonding in Asia|
|Nepal: part 5 of Vagabonding in Asia|
|Singapore and Malaysia: part 7 of Vagabonding in Asia|
|Sumatra and Java in Indonesia: part 8 of Vagabonding in Asia|
|Bali and Lombok in Indonesia: part 9 of Vagabonding in Asia|
|Australia: part 10 of Vagabonding in Asia|
|Laos, Cambodia, Bangkok: part 11 of Vagabonding in Asia|
|Helsinki (Finland) and Tallinn (Estonia)|
|Backpacking in Portugal|
Grok : Desktop database manager for phone directories, todo lists, and lots more.
WWW Shield : freely programmable rule-based HTTP proxy that can remove banner ads, images, cookies, and other invasive or annoying things in web pages. No longer maintained.
KGrok : palmtop database.
OTP Keygen : OTP password generator.
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