My initial interest for mounting an antenna on the bike was to do on-bike radio support (I am a licensed ham radio operator) for charity bicycle rides. First Generation Setup – October 2012 I started with a Comet SBB5 antenna. It does not require a ground plane, giving me more flexibility with mounting options. I […]
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Picking up the story where we last left off (again), I leased a new modem from my DSL provider, and after installation my service immediately returned to full speed. Problem solved! Until a snowstorm came to town, then my connection dropped to dial up speeds. The speeds never returned to normal even after we dried […]
So our story picks up after where we last left off in the DSL saga at the cabin. Residents in town were waiting for many months (a couple of years actually) for additional DSL capacity, since there are no other viable internet alternatives. Then last September, I was finally able to upgrade from 1.0 Mbps to […]
I was going to write a blog post about the horrible customer service I received from my web hosting provider. But then this post EXACTLY mirrored my situation. Like that poster, I originally signed up with that provider before it was acquired. They were overselling a service which, after repeated times back and forth with […]
Here’s another in an ongoing series of posts not only for my five blog followers but so I can remember some technical thing I’ve done when I need to do it again five years from now. My router (“Router 1″) which takes the connection from the DSL modem is located in a terrible place for […]
After months (years?) of paying for 1.0 Mbps DSL (and usually getting slower speeds), I was finally able to to upgrade to 3.0 Mbps! One minor hiccup would be my connection type changing from DHCP to PPPoE. I remotely make the necessary changes to the router configuration (basically just the PPPoE username and password) in […]
As I mentioned in my previous post, for the new cabin thermostat, I finally settled on the same thermostat I have at home, the Radio Thermostat CT-30, with a list price of about $140. (Actually, I have the rebranded 3M Filtrete 3M-50, which is the same thing, but for $100 – though I picked it […]
Since 2007, I’ve been using a Proliphix NT20e thermostat to remotely turn on and off the thermostat at the mountain cabin. It’s great for warming up the cabin in advance of our arrival. But now I’ve been looking for a replacement thermostat, here’s the story why….
Just a quick post to talk about some neat free (and almost free) tools I’ve stumbled upon to edit my files from my Garmin GPS units.
In a prior post, I’ve written about my slow DSL connection at the mountain cabin and how I bought a Cradlepoint MBR95 router to be able to use a faster connection from a mobile hotspot or USB modem when I’m in town. While the DSL is slow, at least it has been a reliable “always […]