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Rowing in Venice

Goodbye Gondola

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

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Computers

Nextcloud on Synology NAS

Installing Nextcloud on a Synology NAS

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Venice Kayak

Closing the Venice Kayak chapter

My company Venice Kayak is finally being closed after years of bureaucratic issues – another Venice Kayak still remains

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Computers

Synology DS720+ and NVME drives

Setting up two NVME drives as a volume on a Synology DS720+ NAS

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Featured Living in Venice

Across the river, into the trees

I spent a good deal of January and February 2021 on a movie set, but it wasn’t a very positive experience

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Rowing in Venice

Rowing video from Across the River

Short video of me rowing dressed as a 1950s US Army colonel

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Featured Living in Venice

Death

Death is always with us, even if we choose not to notice.

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IT

Philips PicoPix Max portable projector

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 […]

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Wordpress

WordPress without a web server

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 […]

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Wordpress

WordPress update failed to complete

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 […]

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Featured Living in Venice

High tide in Venice

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 […]

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Yes we can!

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.

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Kayak ban – preliminary hearing

Venice Kayak continues to fight for the right to kayak in Venice. The tribunal has, however, ruled against us in a preliminary hearing.

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Kayaking ban – Venice Kayak?

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.

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New kayak ban in Venice

The municipal administration in Venice has issued yet another ban on kayaking in the city.

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Featured Living in Venice

Cruise ship accident in Venice

This morning a huge cruise ship, the MSC Opera, lost control in the middle of Venice city, hit the quay and a moored ship.

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Kayaking

Paddling Planet update

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 […]

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Kayaking Venice Kayak

Ban on kayaking in Venice (continued)

The City of Venice did it again, and issued a ban on kayaking in Venice active from August 1st, 2018. Venice Kayak took the city to count, and won, so the ban is overturned for the time being.

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Featured Living in Venice

Liberation Day in Venice

I’ve had the great honour of being invited to the official celebration of Liberation Day in Venice by ANPI, the national association of Italian resistance fighters, to photograph their participation in the event.

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Press release: Legal Recourse Accepted

The TAR Veneto (Tribunale amministrativo regionale del Veneto) has decided in favour of the legal recourse of Venice Kayak against the kayaking ban introduced last August.