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In Flanders Fields

It’s Memorial Day, May 25, 2020 Used to be called “Decoration Day” in the USA when I was a kid. It’s a day we honor those who died in war defending the principals of freedom the USA deems important enough to defend to the death. Sometimes war may be more than just about freedom., but that is another story. Today is not to argue the reasons, but to honor those who died.  There are many...

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Stealthy Prime Delivery

A strange thing happened with a recent order of coffee from Amazon Prime. Invisible delivery. As I always do, I placed a “next day” (for Friday) Prime order for my usual 100 count, box of “coffee pods” for my Kuerig K-Cup brewer. I was down to a two-day supply about 5 K-Cups. No problem as delivery here in the Dallas area is very fast. The order was processed very quickly. As usual, I started getting...

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DO NOT USE THIS ISP!

Moving is tough I going to talk about moving from one “shared server” Internet Service Provider (ISP) to another. The first time I did it was at least 12 years ago. Possibly longer. The name doesn’t matter as I am sure they no longer exist. The service and support were so bad, I think it was a one-man operation with a rack of servers in his garage. I only had a few separate websites then....

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RING Issues

At first, the RING doorbell looked like it would do exactly what I expected. Be there to monitor activity at my front door. But it has fallen seriously short of expectation in only the first week since installation. The hardware is fine. It works. The problem is the Internet servers used by RING to process and store the video. On the afternoon of October 31 (Halloween eve) the servers quit working. The error messages made...

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