Category Archives: Italy

The evolution of cooperation in South Italy.

there looks to be some kind of concurrence between the Aeolian Islands and the litle harbour of Milazzo in Sicily, where most boats and airfoils start their transfers to the islands.

 I experienced a few times that boats for some unknown reason did not depart to the islands. It happened to me that I had to stay overnight on Christmas Eve in Milazzo instead of being home on my island. the weather wasnt to bad for the last boat to make the transfer. People explained that the personel decided to stay at home as it was Christmas.  The hotel where I stayed overnight was happy to have a few rooms rented out. 

A troup of photographer and photmodels planned to come to Vulcano to make a  photo session a few days ago. They had to renounce as the same boat company canceled the departure.

Did the boat staff made a favor to the Milanese hotels? On the long run, I would say absolutely not.

I wrote an article about the evolution and importance of cooperation some time ago. You can find it at http://www.kinberg.net/wordpress/stellan/2018/02/04/cooperation/

Nobody earns in the long term with destructive actions and unfair competition.

If the islands miss visits, Milazzo restaurants, shops and bars in Milazzo loose money. And in the long run they will not even have beds sold with bad weather. I would think that if I am in Catania, I would go to Syracuse where I have friends, instead of taking the risc to stay overnight in Milazzo. For the Milazzo people it should not be difficult to understand this.

The Milazzo hotels have their own tourist share when the adverse sea helps them.  But is that enough? It is good they take care of the tourists and island inhabitants. But why be happy with that? With inteligence and local area cooperation Milazzo  can do a lot. Look at the photo above of CApe Milazzo. I  also imagine a lot of nice trecking possibilities in the mountains between Etna and Milazzo if they prevent the woods from getting burned during the summer season. Sicliy is indeed wonderful and can attract a lot of Tourism. Look at Palermo in October when the hotels were all booked.  People from northern Europe like me do their best to flee from the winter darkness to get some sun. Sicily and the Aeolian islands can offer that. I have the last ten years spent my Christman and New Years Eve in Siclity and  Lipari enjoying a lot of trecking and even New years Eve Swim in the Tirrenean sea that has Swedish summer water temperature.

But they should  not forget that the Milazzo inhabitants can do a lot to develop their local tourism too with the beautiful beaches they have, with the Milazzo Castle and promontory and its bronze age settlements.

Booking just informed “Prices in Milazzo dropped again.”

Hotel owners in Milazzo and on the Aolian islands should met and share knowledges and ideas how to develop the MIlazzo – Barcellona area.If someone has made errors and is not a Christian hypocrit, ask for forgivness and reopen the doors for a constructive  dialog.

Milazzo needs the Aeolian Islands.

The Aeolian islands needs Milazzo.

 

I like the initiative and work of https://www.travelnostop.com/sicilia 

 

 

Vaping

 

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E-juice

A friend of mine said about vaping people,  that he  don’t want to

“breath chemicals”. I decided to look at what is e-juice and what comes out from a e-cig.

E-juice is a mix of vegetable fglycerine (propylene glycole) and aromas. I personally buy glycerine either from Farmacy (where it is available, so far only in Austria) or from Amazon.

Vegetable glycerine is made cooking a fat with lye like described in www.wikihow.com

Many people use to mix pure vegetable flycerine with flavours bought at sites like  www.eliquidflavourconcentrates.co.uk  or  www.flavourart.co.uI lI prefer to flavour glycerine myself. I have so far only tried with coffee beans. I had 4 roasted coffee beans in 100 ml  warm propylene glycole bought (PG) in a Austrian Pharmacy . I heated it up putting teh bottle ingho water.
After one week I  didnt get  the coffee smell I hoped for.

There are several youtubes about 

HOW TO make your own Vape juice at home”

but noone so fare  tried to flavour themselves their VG or PG.

Steeping in a dark and cool place is the best according to 

Bahas said in vapingunderground.com that “The reason most make companies use alcohol is cause it renders faster than glycerin (usage of alcohol to render flavor makes it a tincture). Pg is a little quicker cause it is thin Vg is the longest process cause it is thick. Yes you can speed it up with the application of heat but that only starts the process faster it will take time ” More to read about flavor extrrascts made with alcohol in www.sheknows.com

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Atomizers. What is rba-rda-rta?

This is well explained in vaping.com

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vaping and smoke detectors

I had a dialog about vaping on trains. Ecig do not produce smoke but vapor. I found this article 

https://www.blu.com/it/IT/blog/news/la-mia-sigaretta-elettronica-puo-attivare-i-rilevatori-di-fumo/italiano-il-mio-vaporizzatore-puo-attivare-i-rilevatori-di-fumo.html

 

Ubuntu e wireless in Italia, Installazione Open Office 3.0

Internet wireless con TIM in un modem HUAWEI E220

Quest’inverno mi sono di nuovo portato il portatile, stavolta con Ubuntu 8.10 installato. Qui in Svezia uso un wireless modem di marca HUAWEI HSDPA Modem E220 con una scheda di Tele2 svedese. Con Ubuntu 8.1 finalmente riesco a collegarmi facilmente con una piccola icona sopra a destra. A casa cambio facilmente rete nel menu per usare la mia rete locale wireless.

Ora che sono andato in Italia avevo bisogno di Internet. Con la scheda svedese mi sarebbe costato una fortuna navigare in rete in Italia. A Palermo mi sono comprato una scheda TIM con Alice 100 ore. Ho comprato solo la scheda con una ricarica di 25€ e l’ho montato nel mio modem HUAWEI. Devo dire che non ci é voluto molto ed avevo nel menu a tendina sopra a destra, l’option TIM Alice e Internet con TIM.

Non é come in Svezia navigare wireless perché costa!!! E feci un grosso errore quando avevo consumato quelle cento ore. Andai in un tabacchi e feci una ricarica di 25€. Otto ore dopo ero a secco!!!! Mi avevano messo una ricarica per telefono!!!! Per ricaricarla dovetti chiedere aiuto a un amica che comprò una ricarica via Internet.

Open Office 3.0

Open Office 3.0

Mi sto liberando completamente da Windows. Solo Dreamweaver mi lega ma con Dreamweaver 8 uso Wine…. Oggi ho scoperto che c’é Open Office 3.0 Io ho soltanto 2.7 installato. Tramite un blog svedese ho trovato questo link… In tre mosse si installa.