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By Ilpo Juvander on 11/15/2014 10:48 AM
While I was solving my issues with blog posts using iPhone, I just realized that I had also solved my second issue: Writing blog posts using Mac OS X!

Until now I have created all my blog entries using Microsoft Live Writer, which is running in Windows 7 VMWare image.

But now by using this same solution I use for my iPhone, I post these blog entries using same method.

Solution that I created is very simple:

Create blog body text and save it as Microsoft Word file Send this file as an attachment via e-mail to my blog e-mail account. Blog title is actually coming from e-mail Subject line My blog e-mail service receives e-mail, converts it into htm –file and posts new blog entry using metaweblog –api I still need to see how well all the formatting is going through, but so far everything looks good.

And I’m no longer tied to fast network connection as I just create the post entry into e-mail and once I just get...
By Ilpo Juvander on 11/14/2014 7:07 AM


By Ilpo Juvander on 11/13/2014 4:52 PM

Now that I have moved away from Facebook I also needed some sort of way to share stuff into my blog while I am On The Road.

I did quite a lot of searching and did not find a proper tool for iPhone that would together with my DNN Blog. So I decided to create one by myself.

And now I have just that.

This solution is using Microsoft Word as an editor and supports images as well.

Have to see how well this works in the future.

This post is actually first one published using this new tool.

 

By Ilpo Juvander on 11/11/2014 8:50 PM
For all of those who are wondering, I’m on Facebook strike. My plan is to stop using Facebook and this far I have managed to do just that.

I have logged out from Facebook, cleared all Facebook cookies from my computer, have not again logged into this tool and plan not to. I have not installed Facebook app on my phone (have not done that before either).

We will see how well this goes in the near future.

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And as I have already heard couple of times the question why is this, here’s some insight into this:

I have been admin in couple of Facebook groups and...
By Ilpo Juvander on 7/26/2014 7:28 PM
Had a small breakfast as I had reserved a ferry ticket with an entry to Business Lounge where I would get proper lunch. This has become a tradition, my last treat before getting back home after these holiday trips.

By 08:00 I was on the road and heading towards Tallinn. Did not stop even once on the way, just drove the 317 km to the harbor with a small detour to get some drinks.

I got well on time to the ferry, few other bikes were there as well, coming from an weekend biker meeting in Estonia.

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By Ilpo Juvander on 7/25/2014 7:09 PM
I woke up quite early so I used the time before breakfast to find a hotel for one more night. I had also some drying to be done, my socks were not completely dry after a wash last night but I had a dryer in the room as well.

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Quick check that bike is there before the breakfast.

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By Ilpo Juvander on 7/24/2014 9:51 PM
Day started with an excellent breakfast downstairs, there was even dark break available.

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By Ilpo Juvander on 7/23/2014 9:55 PM
Again normal start for the day, went downstairs to get breakfast right after 07:00 and got everything I needed for the day: some bread, coffee and even some locally made yoghurt.

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By Ilpo Juvander on 7/22/2014 10:03 PM
For this day I had nothing special planned. Biggest issue was to find a cheap hotel in Switzerland as it was looking quite expensive. But after breakfast I made the decision and finalized the route for today.

My bike is starting to look like it would need a wash. Usually I have been washing the bike during these journeys at least once, but now I have not done that.

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By Ilpo Juvander on 7/21/2014 9:24 PM
Breakfast started earlier here so just after 07:00 I was eating again and just after 08:00 I was on the road again.

Picture of usual breakfast that takes me through the day until dinner. I normally don’t have anything to eat during the day, just water to drink.

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Today’s route started with a bigger road I had already driven few times, but quite soon I headed to smaller roads that went through really nice forests.

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By Ilpo Juvander on 7/20/2014 9:06 PM
I had a bit slow morning as breakfast was served only starting from 08:00 but it was worth waiting for. Not any buffet breakfast, but coffee, bread and other usual stuff. So just before 09:00 I was ready to ride again.

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By Ilpo Juvander on 7/19/2014 10:33 PM
After a day off from driving it was time to move forward again. We decided to split with Janne and continue on our own again as we had a bit different kind of routes planned.

After breakfast quick packing and at 08:30 I was ready to drive. Janne was left behind.

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By Ilpo Juvander on 7/18/2014 8:38 PM
This day was going to be an free one from driving, just relaxing and waiting all clothes to be dry. Started with breakfast, although we did not have any breakfast from Hotel Las Rampas, we went to the hotel breakfast, paid few euro’s and got really nice buffet breakfast.

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By Ilpo Juvander on 7/17/2014 11:37 AM
For this day we had an early morning due to border crossing from Morocco to Ceuta. By 06:30 we were checking if there is any breakfast which was a bit missing…

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Pool area was all empty at these hours.

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By Ilpo Juvander on 7/16/2014 9:34 PM
Had a bit lazy morning, recovery operation from yesterdays drive was still on-going…

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While waiting breakfast there was good time to do some maintenance work: new break pads for Janne.

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By Ilpo Juvander on 7/15/2014 8:49 PM
Had a bit lazy morning as we had some ideas about keeping resting day and some camel riding. Both of these were abandoned during the morning: Camel’s were not available so we decided to move forward.

Breakfast was normal, coffee, bread and some unknown stuff.

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Few more pictures during the morning from kasbah.

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By Ilpo Juvander on 7/14/2014 8:54 PM
As we did not have any breakfast available in due to Ramadan, we just checked out from the hotel and started to take bikes out from the garage.

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A note on the Morocco’s way of hanging shower tap.

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By Ilpo Juvander on 7/13/2014 9:10 PM
Wake up came at 05:00 in the morning and at 5:30 I was all ready and packing stuff into bike. I had parked my bike on previous night just in front of Hotel Alay reception.

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After driving some 20 minutes I was just before 06:00 in our meeting point in Fuengirola waiting for Janne to arrive.

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By Ilpo Juvander on 7/12/2014 9:26 PM
For the morning activities had nothing really special, just taking it easy after breakfast and packing all the stuff.

At 11:30 we were ready, checked out from the Hostal Cuevas and started driving towards Benalmadena.

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By Ilpo Juvander on 7/10/2014 9:35 PM
After breakfast we just relaxed in the hotel room. Not in any hurry to get moving towards Fuengirola as we were so close already, only some 65 km drive was waiting for us.

Closer to noon we finally made it to the bike.

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By Ilpo Juvander on 7/8/2014 8:03 PM
Again we were not in any hurry as driving waiting for us when leaving from Chipiona was going to be only couple of hours. We had this small breakfast in the hotel and then started packing.

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By Ilpo Juvander on 7/6/2014 11:33 PM
We were not in a hurry to leave Seville and take a short drive to Chipiona. Finally before 11:00 we were ready and started driving out from the city.

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By Ilpo Juvander on 7/4/2014 8:42 PM
This was the start of next phase of our journey, taking GSA and driving over to Seville. All needed stuff packed to bike, rest was left into Hotel Alay in a suitcase waiting for us to come back next week.

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Planned route was taking us through some smaller roads towards Seville. On the way hit 90000 km on the GSA:

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By Ilpo Juvander on 7/2/2014 9:51 PM
These days were mostly just relaxing, lots of walking, some shopping and eating well.

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By Ilpo Juvander on 6/28/2014 11:59 PM
Had small breakfast and packed all the stuff and moved outside to the bike. There I saw that there were couple of older bikes parked as well and after talking to the guys they were taking part for some sort of old bikes long distance rally. These two guys in the pictures were the mechanics taking care of them while they were driving.

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By Ilpo Juvander on 6/27/2014 10:37 PM
I woke up in cold Andorra, had excellent breakfast and was ready to continue again. Not in any hurry as I decided to skip this time all special Pyrenees routes I had planned. This day was going to be plain and simple transit day through bigger and some smaller roads which I had already driven before so knew quite well how long it was going to take.

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By Ilpo Juvander on 6/26/2014 10:47 PM
Breakfast was small, but enough.

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Quick packing and On The Road again.

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By Ilpo Juvander on 6/25/2014 10:24 PM
Day started with a small continental breakfast and again started packing.

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8:30 everything was ready again and On The Road again.

Had some smaller roads planned – again – and two of these were such that I needed to turn around as road just disappeared.

But found my way forward.

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By Ilpo Juvander on 6/24/2014 7:04 PM
Day started early in hotel Galli, breakfast at 7:30 and nobody else was there.

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By Ilpo Juvander on 6/23/2014 9:21 PM
Day started with normal routines, breakfast and packing.

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Then was time for Gasthof Hochalmspitze’s *mandatory* leaving routine: picture taking.

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By Ilpo Juvander on 6/22/2014 9:28 PM
Day started already quite early with planning for the coming day and then breakfast which was quite ok in this premium business hotel Bratislava. All the usual stuff.

I also took the motorbike out from garage into hotel doorsteps for easier loading.

At 8:40 I was on the road again to selected smaller mountain roads and some bigger passes.

On the Austrian border there was some detour already waiting, road on this smaller road I had selected was closed and due to this I also decided to select a bit different route which brought me into even smaller roads than originally planned.

Some 100 km from the border was a bit boring ride through villages and small towns, but eventually started the smaller mountain roads which turned out to be just perfect. Lots of motorbikes on these roads as well and I can highly recommend these.

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