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Your Editor's good times and bad times…

Read more about the city of Alcala de HenaresYour editor has just returned from a short holiday in sunny Spain, escaping the rainy and stormy "Summer" here in the Netherlands.

We, that is me and my wife, were flying from close by Brussels airport, where flying to Spain is cheaper than parking your car for six days, and within two hours, right on schedule we arrived at the airport of Madrid for a stay with good friends in Algete, only a 30 minute drive away.

In order to keep you up-to-date on the daily news in the digital camera world I used an ADSL Virtual Private Network (VPN) with the Remote Desktop function to our content server at home. It certainly beats working at home.

One of the trips worth mentioning is to the city of Alcala de Henares, the world's first planned University City and the place of birth of Miguel de Cervantes, writer of the world famous novel "El ingenioso hidalgo don Quixote de la Mancha". The house (pictured) where Cervates was born is recently restored and will give you good feel for living in Spain around 1600. The Canon Digital Rebel was a good companion in this city with its many beautiful, colorful and interesting views.

Those were the good times

The sad times started right when we got back and found our 3 month old "content server" in the basement dead as a doornail. After several hours of debate with the manufacturer the conclusion was that the motherboard and processor were to be replaced. Of course, Murphy's law got in full swing, after a quiet week of hardly any digital camera news, Canon, Sony and Panasonic conspired to spoil my day and night. So rather than slowly getting back into the pace of normal live, it took many hours of hard work to setup an alternative system to get all this news to you, a little late this time…

Additional information: Read more about the city of Alcala de Henares
July 22, 2004
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