Archive for October, 2014

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Settling in at the New Place


2014
10.31

I have a nice little place about a mile and three quarters from the campus. It is a tiny house that sits across the street from a Baptist Church and they have a basketball court around back behind the church’s fellowship hall. I heard some guys up there one night and I figured out that they played up there pretty regularly. It is pretty nice court and they play pretty hard. I was going to order Centurylink, but it turns out that the preacher at this church is a pretty nice guy and they have a wireless internet. (more…)

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Just Found the New Place


2014
10.31

At least it is the place I am going to buy if things work out the way that I am expecting that it should. The place is well within my means, in fact I could probably buy a car that costs this much on top of the house. It is not in the greatest location, but that is not important to me. The only thing I cared about that was whether or not you could get broadband internet there. You can, from Frontier Internet. In fact they offer FiOS tv packages as well in this part of the world. I was planning on getting a satellite package at first, because I figured that would be the only real option, but I will get a choice and I guess I shall ask the locals if the FIOS works very well. (more…)

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Started Working on My Personal Blog


2014
10.31

Started working on my personal blog this morning. I have been doing some really mediocre work at reviewing the internet providers available in this area. In fact I was thinking that maybe I could talk the ISP’s in the area in to giving me free internet so that I could review it personally. Obviously it is impractical for me to buy them all and use it for a long enough period of time to really give a good review. So I state before the fact which ones I have actually used and then I report on the experience that others have had. It is a good thing to get traffic and interaction from, because you have a big interest in the topic. This is not like it is something that you can live without in the modern era and you have to talk about the different types of the services now. (more…)

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High Speed Internet for Home Use is Just Getting Faster and Faster


2014
10.31

At home there is nothing like high speed Internet for keeping the family electronics fueled with content. Did you know that even if you get satellite TV, the service will still use your Internet connection to download some content? Kind of funny how they bash on cable when cable Internet is the fastest. You can get up to 150 kbps download speeds with some connections. That is faster than the residential fiber optic Internet services that are offered. Comparably, with dial-up Internet, it is like a race car against one of those coaster racers many of us built as kids.

Just about everything connects to the Internet nowadays. All of it is using bandwidth. Even some appliances now connect to the Internet. There are cars that use an Internet connection to report fault codes and regular maintenance reminders and probably the record keeping of them being done. (more…)

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