Paradise island

For those who might not know yet, my youngest son Thomas married Sonja yesterday (May 1st) on the island of Moorea in French Polynesia.

Is there a better place?

Wishing them all the best and will see them end of May for celebrations when they are back in the northern hemisphere.

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I have about 120.000 photos on my hard drive. I have a back up system (Apple Time Machine) running all the time so I feel pretty secure.

In addition every time I upload photos from my phone , camera etc they are immediately uploaded in the “Cloud”. I have 90 GigaBytes available on Dropbox.

For quite a while I had on my to do list: Sort photos out. I have started last evening and will carry on and off over the next days (weeks?).

A lot needs to be deleted as well. It is major work.

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HP problems

Had to change my WiFi extender a couple of days ago. To do this I had to shut down the main router for a short while. Since then my HP Envy 5540 simply refuses to connect to the network. I did a factory reset, I tried with a USB connection using my laptop. All to no avail. It does recognize the router but simply does not pair.

No idea what to do next.


Spent another couple of hours reading manuals and trouble shooting sheets. Turns out that if your router is 5GHz you might have issues. Either to you switch to 2,4GHz or you need new drivers and reinstall it all. Since I did not change the router, I do not quite understand. However I have done as requested and it now works.

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Volvo Ocean Race – Leg 8

Four hours to go before the start of Leg 8 of the Volvo Ocean Race from Itajai to Newport

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Looking forward to follow the reports 4 times a day. Just about to set my alarm clock for that purpose.


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Safe search

Further to my post on April 12th, I have investigated and tested Qwant on my main computer. I had to download an add-on extension for Safari which I use on my Mac.

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So far so good, it is fast, private and located in Europe which were my main criteria. I shall keep using it and will try the Phone version.

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I guess it is Gin & Tonic time. Best part of the day really.

The weekend is upon us. It does not make too much difference to me though.

Cheers everyone.

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Domaine d’Auriac

The Domaine d’Auriac located next to the Golf Course is also where the headquarters of the Rotary Club Carcassonne. Being a rotarian, we meet every week on Thursday evening for an aperitif or dinner. The service is always impeccable. I have not tried the hotel part. Hardly any need since I live 5 minutes away.

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(The photos are not mine)

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