Saturday, May 30, 2009

Salina, KS

Just a little over 1k left. Today was a long time in the car for so few miles. Rane is doing our nails, while we sit in the hot humid day. Plenty of shade, so that is a blessing.

Day Two

We had a great nights rest. We really enjoyed the little cabin. The KOA's on the far side of Kansas didn't havee any available, so we decided to just push it to Salina KS. That is about as far as we drove yesterday. So the girls are eating breakfast, all you can eat pancakes for $2.50. You can't beat that. We plan to be on the road by 10:ish. We will probably make a stop at the Wizard of OZ Museum, since we are not going as far.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Goodland, KS

We got here about an hour ago. The KOA Campground is real nice. The cabins are clean. They are near the showers and pools. A nice, older Polish couple own it. They are delivering to our cabin tonight some homemade stuffed cabbage. We had a nice chat about  Cleveland and Perogi's.

We had a setback with the camera, so we have to find a cheap digital Saturday for the rest of the trip. Thee truck had to be packed, unpacked. LOL. I just unpacked it for the night, seccond time today. I am sitting on the porch typing this. Priase God for technology. LOL

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Nice site for doing flowcharts

Draw Anywhere, has a nice online flow charting tool. The only issues to me is you only get three drawings for the free account. The oter accounts are a little pricey. The interface is nice. It was easy to use. I would like to see more symbol types, like Jacobson use cases..... Try it though.

Fun new website

You have to try this site out. It is Artpad. It is a fun online painting program. It records your strokes, and then lets you share the painting and how you painted it with others.

Nice interface, lots of fun.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Cricket Wireless Broadband Review (Part 2)

I have now used it in around 8 different areas in the city. Just in case, they claim that my location is the problem, not the network they connect to the internet through. I know it sounds crazy, but I have dealt with too many of these phone companies. They always try to make YOU the problem. Except for a few bursts here and there where it is almost acceptable for just surfing. It has not gotten any better. In some reviews I am seeing, people are reviewing it positively? I can't believe that. They must have been connecting to aol, through a tin can with a string. My plans for this week is to call and cancel my account this week. I also think it is funny. I got an SMS for a bill. It said they woudl bill me on the 10th. I didn't receive my usb modem until the 13th? I guess I get to pay while it was being delivered.

My wifes cell phone works great though. I purchased here a refab motorola. It was 29 bucks, and it has worked like a dream. It seems their phoen network in Colorado is decent. She has not had a single dropped call.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Cricket Wireless Broadband Review

I just received my usb wireless modem from Cricket. I had used Verizon's in the past. I will tell you right now I am very disappointed. I will try it from a few different locations this week. From my home I am getting three bars on my mac and Vista machine. I am seeing pings of over 800ms. On a new server of WOW, I was in the red, even though the server was low volume. My max transmit rate is 21.1 kbps, my receive rate is 105 kbps. The MTU was not returning a value for me. It takes 72 seconds to return Yahoo mail. Facebook is over a minute. It seems slower to me than my dial up modem.

I was hoping it would become a decent replacement for DSL, but at least where in Colorado Springs it appears to be lacking. Here are some screen shots of trace routes.

For those who are not familiar asterisks are bad. LOL

It appears that level3 is where Cricket gets its bandwidth from. I will try it in a few days just in case it is a one day occurrence.


Saturday, August 02, 2008

Apple Success

Well, I traded a guy on Craigslist my old XP laptop for a iBook G4. I mainly did it so I could get iMovie again. I installed World of Warcraft on it, and that program runs so much better on the mac laptop than my XP box.
One suggestion I would have for Apple, is give up on the browser. The Safari browser BLOWS, and BLOWS big time. I knwo the company I work for has issues on their website with it. My bank Chase has issues. Just give it up Apple. Make Fiorefox the default browser, and invest those resources on another program.

Monday, July 07, 2008

Great Quote from Winston Churchil

Broadly speaking,
human beings may be divided into three classes : those who
are toiled to death, those who are worried to death, and
those who are bored to death.