Friday, December 16, 2011
Oh, and here's another great weather site - http://weatherspark.com/#!dashboard;a=USA/AZ/Gold_Canyon
Regarding the Tiny House, though, I want to replace the carpeting in the LR and BR this next summer. It's only about 150 square feet, so you'd think the cost to be minimal. You think? I was told a few days ago by someone who replaced their carpeting (for a similar sized area) that it cost about $700! Is that true? What about those ads saying free installation? Does carpet cost $45 a yard? Whew!
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Friday, December 9, 2011
Monday, December 5, 2011
A few weeks ago I received my Kindle Fire. A very nice computer, but the touch screen began to fail this last Friday. Saturday morning brought a few hours of Fire-goodness, but then the screen started acting up again. A search of the web resulted any many sites complaining about the Fire's screen problem. Enough of electronics with problems - today I returned the Fire and ordered the grand-daddy of all tablets - The Asus Transformer Prime. What a machine! I hope I get it before Christmas.
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Monday, November 14, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Friday, October 21, 2011
And while we're at it, this site deserves a read, as well.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Monday, October 17, 2011
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Sunday, September 4, 2011
Thursday, September 1, 2011
We have high speed internet once again. At least it's high speed to us - 10 Mbps. This high speed has permitted the use of voice, video, and music. I've always thought there ought to be a cost-effective solution that would allow us to keep our land line and add a voip, as well. However, early hardware devices (i.e., ATA - analog terminal adapter) never quite seemed to work, so when Google Voice came along, I was hooked. Until today, we have used the call-back feature of Google Voice (GV) to make all of our long distance calls at home. The service is still free! We rarely use our cell phone minutes because call quality (especially when talking to other cell phones) is usually poor. Our normal procedure is/was to access the internet via a pc, set up a call with GV callback, then resume the call with our house phone. This has worked well, but I'm always looking for new technology, and yesterday I stumbled upon (no pun intended) the OBi110.
With the OBi110, I can attach my land line and an Ethernet connection so that either one can be accessed from the house phone. I can make GV calls directly from the house phone - the OBi110 is setup so that, by default, every phone call initiated utilizes GV. But, if needed, I can set up a call using our resort's phone system, instead. And, there's more! This device will allow incoming calls from either the land line or GV. The best of both worlds by utilizing a single VoIP device. There are many other features available with the OBi110 (http://goo.gl/5iqub). It cost only $49.99 at amazon.com, and with free shipping. Now, with a one-time cost of $49.99, I get free phone calls all year. I'm finding several good reviews of this technology. Try this one -http://goo.gl/deM3D.
Times sure have changed.
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Thursday, August 4, 2011
To you computer people -- make plans to attend the Old Computer Geek Group this season. It's a weekly meeting wherein anyone can discuss geeky computer stuff, and just maybe, someone in the group can help. I've been keeping a blog on that subject - take a peek.
AND, for those of you that have google mail (gmail), maybe you should try Google+!! I can give you an invitation.
For all of you OCGG people thinking about the return to Gold Canyon RV & Golf Resort, I want to let you know it's pretty darn hot here. I'm actually thinking about Winter! I know, I know - something is wrong with this picture. How about this - I'm actually thinking about some people returning to the Park! Donna is beginning her second season as Activities Director in only 5.5 weeks! We're both looking forward to this next season!
Hope to see you in the OCGG.
Friday, July 29, 2011
Saturday, July 16, 2011
It's different than Pandora in that if you select an artist, it can play all the music from that artist. It does not just play songs that sound like that artist. A lot of third party sites support the service. For example, www.sharemyplaylists.com will generate a playlist that "sounds like" or is similar to the artist in question, and it provides access to thousands of playlists created by others. Quite remarkable.
Friday, July 15, 2011
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Saturday, July 2, 2011
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Saturday, May 14, 2011
We've just spent a week in Arkansas and Missouri visiting family. So tired of hotels - specifically Holiday Inn Express. Last night's hotel, Bentonville, AR, had the worst tv we've seen in a hotel. Very old, small crt that needed convergence in the worst way. Could not tell the scores during the bb game! We stay in HI Expresses because their quality is something upon which can be relied. Except for the Bentonville property.
Just to give us a little nudge out of here - our promised Enterprise rental car discount (as promised by the agent at pickup) could not be obtained because the ticket counter did not open until 10am! All the other counters were open. I guess I could go through security again, but...
Donna is looking forward to dry air again!
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Monday, April 25, 2011
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Someday I'll get my photos organized online, but in the meantime, take a look at Chris's bobcat encounter of last night.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Saturday, March 19, 2011
I've found a web site that provides good information regarding how to make upgrades smoother (I didn't do when I upgraded, but it sounds like a good idea) - http://bit.ly/h2oXNW.
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Friday, February 4, 2011
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Sales are limited to 1 per customer. If you're in the market .......
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Go to this link for the goods - http://lifehac.kr/es7Ze2
Thursday, January 13, 2011
I'm trying to get a computer discussion group going (www.oldcomputergeek.com) and that, along with computer advice/repair, keeps me busy.
Don't worry, I'll have more stuff regarding our Tiny House. Presently, we're discussing the replacement of all the counter tops! And just this week, it's getting warm enough to spend evenings watching the sunset (72°).
Here are several other links to a variety of software/services:
How to Rip and Burn your DVD collection - http://bit.ly/fi0vmL
How to recycle your old electronics - http://lifehac.kr/dWT6di
How to put your Wii games on HDD (techie stuff) - http://bit.ly/dG1HSE
And not so techie, Why Humans Can't Walk in a Straight Line - http://bit.ly/eZjreJ
If you have any ideas for future OCGG meetings, let me know.
Sunday, January 2, 2011
Let's talk about RSS and the readers used to view such things. What is RSS? Go to www.whatisrss.com for additional information.
I use RSS everyday, and I think you will, too. Once you accept the value of the service.
If you already use RSS, tell us about the reader you use.
Several residents received iPads for Christmas (whether they wanted them or not!). Bring yours to the meeting - maybe we could start an iPad group to discuss the MANY apps available.
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Location:Tuesday, 9:30 am, Prickly Pear