After monitoring my system data usage through April, I thought for sure the Data Vampire had been vanquished. In fact, I didn't even bother resetting the data usage meter when I checked it at the end of the month. Even though there was a sudden spike of almost 25 gigs at the end of the … Continue reading The Data Vampire, returns!
Since moving out here, there have been quite a few things that we've tried to do that needed unusual hoop jumping. The most severe being our issues with transferring our identification, but another has been getting an internet connection. Since we couldn't afford to have a minimum 60ft tower installed, we had to go with … Continue reading Hoop Jumping, discoveries and tech upgrades
This morning, I had an appointment with my cousin, who had replaced the water pump on my van a while back. That would be the one that the garage is saying needs to be replaced, and that it was loose. The water pump is fine. And if it weren't, it's still under warranty, and he'd … Continue reading A New Furry Friend! Plus techie updates
We had some wild activity outside our window this morning! All 7 deer showed up, and they kept chasing each other around. Even Mama was chasing her own twins away! I got some video that I will actually put together into one larger file to upload later. For now, here is some of what we … Continue reading Battle On!
Last day of the month, so I checked out the data usage on my desktop. To recap for new readers, the only internet service we can get out here is satellite, because the alternative was to install a tower at least 60 feet high to be able to get any sort of signal from the … Continue reading Data Vampire, revisited
This morning, things were quiet at our feeding station. Basically, just a few birds. Then, after I put more feed out, I was able to get this shot... Butterscotch, in the middle of a pile of seeds, watching the birds flying in and out around her. Sadly, those were the last photos our Nikon was … Continue reading Five!
Okay, so having an internet connection was a necessity for our living here, for a variety of reasons. We had to settle for satellite, which is better than nothing, but has limitations. As the router is in my office, my desktop is hard wired. Everyone else is on wireless. That, too, has limitations. These range … Continue reading The lengths we go to…
So for the last twenty years or so, I've been at the he center of everything technological. Cell phones? I had the original brick, the palm pilot, a series of Blackberries, etc. Computers? I remember paying $1700 for a brand new *True Blue* computer with less processing power than my current watch. The true blue … Continue reading Good Times…