I combined my two previous servers (ISP#1 the mega provider and ISP#2 the reseller provider) on June 8th to a Virtual Private Server (VPS) system. Basically, it’s like a quarter of a real server and limits the CPU resources to 25%. Well .. in the past several weeks I have kept reaching these limits and my network was blinking out. Occassionally, you will come to a site of mine and see the old “default Kubrick” blog template. Well – today I have upgraded everything to a dedicated server and things seem to still exist – so, that’s good! I will [More]
Last Thursday, July 18, 2007 .. I received 1187 emails. Now that I’m taking my laptop to the beach, and accessing email using EVDO internet access, I don’t think I need to be wasting time and access downloading all of these emails .. so, I’ve decided to have a new plan for my emails – in case it is using up my 500 MB download limit with EVDO access. * THE OLD PLAN: It was simple, I had only a few good domains that I wanted to use and many specific names for each one .. all my emails were [More]
I received my first EVDO (MTS Mobility) statement today. It is for the period June 29, 2007 until August 7, 2007 – and geesh that screws me up. First of all, this bill was for $145.77 allocated as follows: Activation Fee (Jun29) – $35.00 Service (Jun29-Jul07) – $34.00 Service (Jul08-Aug07) – $60.00 (discounted from $90 for next three months) PST 7% and GST 6% – $16.77 >> Total $145.77 I’m quite pissed. I knew about the activation fee, but I had absolutely no idea about the pro-rated billing cut-off. I have signed up for the maximum 500MB Data transfer account, [More]
* Yup. Still at Victoria Beach … There was a craft sale today and naturally we had to go. I made a beeline for the gourmet food mix and meat spices, and my wife makes a beeline for the jewelry. Afterwards, we meet at the artists corner to browse the original artworks, prints and pictures that closely resemble a view from our lakefront cottage. Well .. today there was a picture painted on our neighbor’s deck and the view could have been from our front deck .. we had to have it. But, I didn’t have enough cash on me. [More]
MY EVDO IS WORKING! I’M ONLINE NOW! The above picture was taken last night, in the gazebo – of my new laptop computer (on battery backup power only) – connected to the internet with that new EVDO card I have been raving about … Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet My offline accounting and income tax busy season is “officially over” where, my weird 48 hour work marathons shouldn’t be necessary any more … and I do plan to catch up on blogging now! The above picture was taken last night about 9:30pm, June 30th … This morning, we had a major thunderstorm and the [More]
I took my laptop to the cottage this weekend, and did a little work. WHAT A PLEASURE! I actually did some work! The laptop battery, fully charged, lasts for an estimated 5-1/2 hours .. but, I had it plugged in while I was using it and keeping it charged. In my house, the built-in wi-fi/bluetooth/wireless detector recognized my own network and hooked up to my wireless G broadband router immediately. Actually, it also noticed a few other networks in my general area too! That’s with no extra wireless card inserted into the laptop .. just turn it on – and [More]
Good News: Part 3 – My Laptop Arrived Today! Yaaaaay .. it’s a beaut! I’ll take pictures when I set it back up again 😀 Bad News: EVDO Revolutionery Obstacles Naturally, the second thing I did after receiving my new laptop today (the first being me taking it out of the box) was to install the software and check out the EVDO Wireless broadband internet connectivity. Well .. the light was on the card, showing power, but the software was saying there was no power. Rather than fiddle with it, I decided to just pack it up and take it [More]
Let me refresh: * I ordered a new laptop(Note 1) on Thursday, May 31, 2007 from Dell Canada * I signed up for EVDO Monday Morning June 4, 2007 * Later that evening of Monday June 4, 2007 I received .. “Part 1 – The Accessories”, which was a 120 GB external portable hard drive with USB .. here’s the picture: * Today June 7, 2007 I received another package .. “Part 2 – The Bluetooth Keyboard and Mouse”. I don’t really know why they shipped this one separately however .. a separate invoice came with the return address of [More]
In my quest to get internet access at the beach this summer .. I mentioned earlier that I wanted to “Join the EVDO Revolution” .. because … *Mobility High Speed is the latest evolution of North America’s leading cellular digital technology standard * I think that’s pretty cool * Dagnabit! I need Internet Access at Victoria Beach! Today I officially signed up for EVDO I went to MTS Connect Centre at Polo Park Shopping Center because that’s where I deal with all of my accounts .. my MTS Tv, my MTS Home Phone lines, my MTS DSL lines .. and [More]
The Yearning Ever since I made my last time payment on my home Dell Dimension 8200 computer October 9, 2006 (Desktop #1) I’ve been itching to buy a new Laptop computer. It’s been almost two years now, since HART’s ancient Laptop has been up on the market for sale and still sits in a spare room in my house, not used. The last time I tried to sell it .. the infamous Blue Screen popped up. It sits collecting dust. Although .. truth be told .. I don’t *REALLY NEED* a laptop for my business .. I *DESPARATELY WANT* one [More]