Sunday, September 30, 2007

Technical Upgrade...

We did some technical upgrading this past week. Some voluntary, some we hadn’t planned on but we’re pleased with the result.Now one of my laptops has VISTA Home Premium Edition installed. Unfortunately my old unreliable since Comcast came RCA wireless modem/router refused to recognize the “VISTAized computer.
I decided to bite the bullet and purchase a new cable modem and router.

After setting up a new secure wireless network I added a “sling box” and now have full cable tv in both laptops, meaning I can take my cable service with me anywhere I can connect to a wireless broadband hotspot.

The new modem and router also nearly tripled my measured download speed, meaning I’m no longer plugging along at a rate slower than the average Japanese school kid as I had been since Comcast took over Adelphia.
I hope to be writing more than I have in recent months now that I’ve made the computer fun again.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Award Winning Good Cooking...

Chuck Stubbs, my son-in-law, and his Waterdog Outdoor Grill Team placed second in the Capital City BBQ contest this past weekend in Tallahassee, Florida.

Chuck and his teammates Martin Schaefer and Bill Avery took second place prizes for chicken and pork in the Backyard Division of the cook off.
The contest was a Florida Bar-B-Que Association approved event.


Friday, September 14, 2007

HAPPY 25th Anniversary!

Speakeasy Speed Test