Welcome to Walking the Greek Islands


Welcome to islandwalking.com! This site contains travelling and trekking tips for the Greek islands as well as many other islands in or not too far from the Mediterranean. It is not intended to replace any tourist or walking guides that you might have, it is only a small supplement. And indeed, it is even a prerequisite for most of the descriptions of walks on these pages that you own the guide book(s) referred to in the text.

In this blog you can also expect rants about just about anything else possibly related to walking as well as music or computers or beer or other “interesting” topics.

This site is dedicated to my mother Elsa (1934-2013)

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Thank You Anneke

Vuur – Anneke van Giersbergens new band

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Windows DPI scaling issues

Having problems with lazy developers not properly supporting HiDPI on Windows? There is seriously no excuse for this, especially since now almost every user have to fix these developer’s software themselves. Luckily it is possible to work around the scaling issues with just a few simple steps, and I believe the procedure should work for most/all software lacking this ability. You can find the steps posted several places on the net, e.g at https://blog.brankovucinec.com/2016/03/19/fix-remote-desktop-dpi-scaling-issues/.

Let me summarize:

  1. Open regedit and navigate to the registry key:
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\SideBySide
    Right-click, select NEW -> DWORD (32 bit) Value
    Type PreferExternalManifest and then press ENTER.
    Right-click PreferExternalManifest, and then click Modify.
    Enter Value Data 1 and select Decimal.
    Click OK. Exit Registry Editor.
  2. Add a properly concocted manifest file (you can e.g use this) to the software installation, store it together with the troublesome application, just rename it to exactly match the name of that application, e.g gimp-2.8.exe.manifest. The crucial thing in the manifest is the part which says “dpiAware”, to tell the system this application is NOT dpi aware:
    <ms_windowsSettings:dpiAware xmlns:ms_windowsSettings=
        "http://schemas.microsoft.com/SMI/2005/WindowsSettings">false
    </ms_windowsSettings:dpiAware>
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“E”

“E”, or “ᛖ” (runic e), Enslaved’s new album is released today! Great stuff, be sure to check it out.

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Latest Ingress Happenings

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New Anavasi Amorgos

Yet another new map from Anavasi. The Anavasi Amorgos [10.27] (1:32000). I wish I had a map like this when I visited Amorgos years ago…

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New Anavasi Milos

I have updated my Milos page with information about which current map you should use when visiting the island. Here is the brand new Anavasi Milos-Kimolos-Polyvos [10.45] (1:32000). Also have a look at the great number of other maps published by Anavasi.

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Walking on Spetses

Had a great time on Spetses using this excellent walking map. I think it is my destiny more and more to use these very good maps and break free from the guide books. I always seem to spend almost as much time trying to figure out the walking guides than to do any actual walking, while a serious walking map would have suited me much better. I mean, the guide books even forced me to create this web site to begin with to try to correct all the errors! (So it ain’t all bad…)

An internet friend of mine characterized one particular and fairly formidable writer as being “unable to explain his way out of a paper bag”. I will not agree 100%, but I do get the point. I think the future will be even more interesting now…

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A Brand New Item

I wonder how this works…

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Twenty-Two

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Twenty-One

Say no more… 😉

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