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Replacing Baïkal with Radicale

I was becoming unhappy with Baïkal, my contact and calendar sync server: a growing number of clients was unable to use it, so I started to look for alternatives. This time I wanted something plain text based.


Searching for the mythical perfect photo backpack

In the past 10 years I had only 2 camera bags: a Lowepro Stealth Reporter D200 shoulder bag and a Kata DR-467 backpack; sturdy, trustworthy ones. The first I still have: it's a little tattered, but fine. The backpack, I had to gave up on: the back fabric teared up, the weather repelling was completely gone. I used it in this condition for a good 2-3 more years, but eventually I decided to replace it. This is when things got problematic.


Beddgelert

Our third visit to Wales was in autumn, and though I've not yet been there during winter, I can safely state it's always beautiful.

Beddgelert is a small community; the name of the place originates from a sad story of a heroic dog. It can offer you magnificent views of the local mountains and hills so don't miss it if you're close.

Our third visit to Wales was in autumn, and though I've not yet been there during winter, I can safely state it's always beautiful. 

Beddgelert is a small community; the name of the place originates from a sad story of a heroic dog. It can offer you magnificent views of the local mountains and hills so don't miss it if you're close.

Fairy Glen

The surroundings of Betws-y-Coed can offer numerous attractions, from peaks to abandoned mines, but there is a certain little creek which looks like a place out of myths and fairytales: the Fairy Glen. The whole area is a light trip, but it makes a beautiful view. Unfortunately it looks like the only way to get to the really nice areas are through the water, which I would love to do once. It will certainly has to be during summer though, and I'll need proper waterproof casing for my gear, so it may be challenging.

The surroundings of Betws-y-Coed can offer numerous attractions, from peaks to abandoned mines, but there is a certain little creek which looks like a place out of myths and fairytales: the Fairy Glen. The whole area is a light trip, but it makes a beautiful view. Unfortunately it looks like the only way to get to the really nice areas are through the water, which I would love to do once. It will certainly has to be during summer though, and I'll need proper waterproof casing for my gear, so it may be challenging.

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Tihany

It is always hard to take pictures of places you know well: when you've seen places countless times none of the sceneries look extraordinary enough to fossilize it for eternity.

Thankfully, there are exceptions. This was taken in Tihany, at a beautiful, sunny day, when thankfully enough sailing ships were out on the water. All the colours were in place and I loved the reflections - you definitely need to wait much, much longer at places you know for a good moment, but it worth it.

It is always hard to take pictures of places you know well: when you've seen places countless times none of the sceneries look extraordinary enough to fossilize it for eternity.

Thankfully, there are exceptions. This was taken in Tihany, at a beautiful, sunny day, when thankfully enough sailing ships were out on the water. All the colours were in place and I loved the reflections - you definitely need to wait much, much longer at places you know for a good moment, but it worth it.

Going static

The "why"s for writing one's own static generator, which I want to replace my WordPress with.