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Heavy snow in Les Gets

Here is the guy clearing the entrance to my apartment in Les Gets this morning. Oh how I would love to have such a machine 🙂

snow blower in les gets
Heavy Snow in Les Gets

High winds prevented access to the Northern  slopes of Mont Chéry today, so hopefully lots of new runs there tomorrow.

Here is the scene at the mid station today:

Mont chery 4 person lift
The day after a night of snow

Finally managed to get the new Air working as well today with its illuminated keyboard, after making the mistake of transferring all the old files locked with snow leopard requiring me to reinstall Lion (over the slow internet here). Just have to get used to the QWERTZ keyboard now 🙂

The Kindle needs me :-)

Oh dear it has been officially noted that I’m been very lazy. Just received this from Amazon:-

We noticed your blog (listed below) has not updated for more than 30 days. Kindle customers expect to receive frequent updates for blogs and news feeds to which they subscribe. Because blogs should update at least once per month, we are cancelling blogs that have not updated in more than 60 days.

Please update your blog regularly. If it is a seasonal blog, please let us know the publication frequency

I should be writing about my exciting new toy The Fitbit You can see my daily stats on my blog

Or the bad time I had when The Russians broke into all my blogs and wreacked havoc. Only resolved when Quentin came to my rescue  writing UNIX command lines such as:-

grep -r -l eva1t * | grep -v phpbak | xargs -n 1 sed -ibak -e ‘s/..php.*eva1t.*/\n/’

& cleaning out every php file in 30 websites. For which I’m eternally grateful.

Or my experiences with my new Xmas present from Sally , the  Oregon weather station up to Wunderground (sorry it’s down at the moment as it needs a PC between it and the net).

Roc d'Enfer from Mont Chery

Hopefully my writers block will be freed up and folks will have less to complain about my tweets always been from scripts!

In the mean time I will enjoy my apartment in Les Gets & the great snow conditions!

and also a Happy New Year to all!!


A great time in Les Gets!

Just had this great email from the last tenants in my Les Gets apartment

Hi Geoff,
We’re all back safe, sound and much refreshed having had a great time in Les Gets.
The apartment was clean, comfy and well appointed and helped us to have a super skiing trip. As you said the pistes were firm but most had the fresh snow- cannon snow making the local area very extensive and we were certainly enjoying the blue skies and sunshine.
I’ll get your keys returned in the post on Monday.
I’ve taken the liberty of attaching a group picky.( I’m the guy on the end with the bright hat )
Once again thanks very much for the facility and hopefully we’ll be able to use your place again.

So even with poor snow conditions you can still enjoy yourself in Les Gets.

Emails like this makes it all worthwhile, especially that I now have Helen & Chris doing a full clean on the apartment after each letting 🙂

Les Gets

An experiment to see if I can upload a picture direct from my Picasa to this wordpress blog.

As you can see it worked using dracas Picasa album uploader the picture is of the outside Ice skating rink in Les Gets central square.

It first refused to instal the button in Picasa. in the end I closed Picasa down and then clicked the link in the plug in! That seemed to work fine.

After a brilliant start to the season, with La Grand Ourse having a spectacular New Years Eve party & mega dinner (€100 a head ) on top of Mont Chery (lifts provided in their adapted piste basher) folks are now getting worried with the warm temperatures and rain. Lets hope it cools down a bit quickly!

Just finished reading about Mark Zuckerberg in “the Facebook effect” such incredible  talent and still so young. Pretty impressive that the author David Kirkpatrick was given such access to the leading guys and investors. I bet the guy who sold them the Facebook domain name wished he had taken the stock option he was offered when they changed from .

I’ve also spent a bit of time creating a new website for our good friend Kay who has just qualified as a Celebrant!

I’ve also fitted a current cost meter and bridge onto the apartments electric supply so that I can monitor electric usage and internal temperature from anywhere in the world 🙂 If you have a gmail account and want to see the readings please leave a comment and I will send you a link.