Setting up an RSS feed aggregator site on WordPress is easy with the PlanetPlanet plugin – just install the plugin, and add the RSS feeds
The Paddling Planet sure has been totally redone, and it is now a WordPress blog that automatically imports posts from the feeds
Figuring out proper values for WordPress image sizes takes a bit of effort, but it’s not rocket science. Whenever you upload an image to a WordPress site, the software generates several scaled copies of the image. Some are built-in to WordPress, some are defined by the theme used, or by plug-ins, while others can be […]
We have said goodbye to our old gondola. It has become impossible to keep it well, so we have donated it to the museum on the Lazzaretto Nuovo
Installing Nextcloud on a Synology NAS
My company Venice Kayak is finally being closed after years of bureaucratic issues – another Venice Kayak still remains
Setting up two NVME drives as a volume on a Synology DS720+ NAS
I spent a good deal of January and February 2021 on a movie set, but it wasn’t a very positive experience
Short video of me rowing dressed as a 1950s US Army colonel
Death is always with us, even if we choose not to notice.
We’ve gotten our hands on a Philips PicoPix Max portable projector, and it is a very nice little gadget. The projector is an android device with the projector instead of a display, and a touchpad on the top of the device for input. It comes with a remote control that’ll handle most of the day […]
In the almost two months we’ve spent in Coronavirus lockdown here in Venice, I’ve had the opportunity to get some of the old forgotten tasks done. During one of these I finally got around working with WordPress from the command line, and directly from PHP without running a web server. It is amazingly simple. My […]
I have a bunch of sites running on a Debian multi-site setup. Managing it is normally simple. However, one day I activated automatic WordPress updates. Big mistake. The next minor WordPress update failed miserably, due to lack of permissions, and all the sites carried the message: There was no way of getting rid of the […]
On a late Tuesday evening Fabio shouldn’t even be in his trattoria, which is only ever open for lunch. Yet here he was, sitting with his face in his hands behind the counter, while the water was pouring copiously inside. The barrier he had put in the front door was of little help keeping the […]
The city of Venice issued yet another ban on kayaking in the city canals on June 3rd, 2019, and Venice Kayak has taken the city administration to court yet again.
Venice Kayak continues to fight for the right to kayak in Venice. The tribunal has, however, ruled against us in a preliminary hearing.
Venice Kayak has to modify the range of tours on offer, due to the newest ban in kayaks in Venice. We can no longer do all the tours on all the days.
The municipal administration in Venice has issued yet another ban on kayaking in the city.
This morning a huge cruise ship, the MSC Opera, lost control in the middle of Venice city, hit the quay and a moored ship.
Paddling Planet has been running for over ten years now, but due to a change of server I’ve had to replace the software behind the site. The old software hasn’t been updated for years, and is by all means abandoned. After a bit of fiddling, I have managed to make things appear not entirely unlike […]