Feb. 10th, 2012

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Someone on one of my circles shared this as 'limited' but the original is public and way too hilarious not to share. Texas is just a limitless fountain of amazing stuff.
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***I'm not being facetious here... I really would like to understand this G+ behavior
I don't understand why people take public entries or links and share them but only to a limited group. A limited group is a private group. So no resharing. (yes, i know it's possible but sure seems rude to share private stuff...)
In order for me to share these things, I have to go to the original and skip giving credit to the person who was kind enough to share it with me. That does not seem fair at all.
There are more than a couple of people in my circles who do this. Why?
Why do people share public things to a limited group?
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today's basket
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The piles are being driven again today... I am grateful that at least most of the pile driving will be done before it is warm enough to need the door to the terrace open. It is loud enough with the door closed. Travis still runs and hides when it starts and stays hidden until they quit. Poor dear. As my grandmother used to say 'it just jungles his nerves'.

Betty's gotten fairly sanguine about it. She'll generally wake up when it starts but quickly goes back to sleep where she is. Undisturbed.

betty

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My replacement Keurig coffee maker is in the house. This time I tested it before I made the first cup. The 8 oz button pours right at 9 oz in 46 seconds. The 10 oz button pours right at 10 oz and takes 52 seconds.

Each time they send a replacement that replacement comes with a full year's warranty. Since, the first two didn't last a year, I'm thinking this one won't either. This could be a lifetime deal. I wonder, if it did die after its first birthday, would I buy another one? I do love it, so probably.

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I've got a hankerin' for a Kindle Fire. I don't know why. I don't need one. I already have an Android tablet that I rarely use. And a Kindle. They do have some refurbished ones... I think I can resist.

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I think I may do my swim a little earlier than usual today. I hate to admit it but I think I'm a little bored. Maybe I just need to get wet.

cable-less

Feb. 10th, 2012 02:28 pm
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This living room has always had one cable outlet on the south wall - the natural place for the TV - right next to the fireplace. And one phone outlet on the north wall.

The condo, itself is kind of like a shotgun setup with a hallway that bisects the whole joint running north and south.

When I got new carpet - about 6 years ago now - I was smart enough to have the carpet layers lay down phone cord under the carpet so I had a 'outlet' on the south wall where the TiVo's (which required a phone line back then. Also I had DSL internet so I could have access any place in the room.

Then TiVo went wireless, DSL lost out to cable internet and my landline phone went to phone heaven.

But the cable modem had to be on the south wall and most of the stuff requiring wired internet was on the north wall. So I had a cable running across the room which has bugged me no end. I found a cover for it that kind of matched the carpet so no one would trip and you almost didn't notice it but still. I hated it.

A few months ago, I got a wireless extender for the bedroom in hopes of boosting the signal there. It did not do that BUT... it also has an ethernet port. So today, while I was swimming, I designed - in my head - a new router scheme and planned how to implement it.

BasketWhen I got home I put it into place. It was a little more fiddly than it should be due to operator error, but now it's done. Modem, router, one switch now all live in this basket next to the TV credenza.

Another switch (for the computers and webcam) and the extender live on the opposite side of the room and presto magic-co! no cables across the room!! I'm tickled. It looks so much better.
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