Archive | April 16, 2014

Ticks Are Back In New Hampshire Lakes Region For Spring 2014 — It Is Official.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Though they are on ‘FrontLine‘ (or equivalent) much of the time we are always picking ticks off the two dogs all the time. And I am sure that we must have ticks in the garage, if not the house, since the dogs have ticks even in November.

But, we did have a respite during the depths of winter when the snow was deeper than the dogs. As far as I can recall we have gone without any ticks for a couple of months.

On our nearly daily runs up Prospect Mountain Road the dogs and I have at least one meaningful face-to-face chat. Usually for me to tell them whether they have been ‘good’ or ‘bad’ during the run. They stand up for these face-to-face chats. Yesterday morning when Braxton stood up, and he had been good, I noticed he had a tick scurrying across his face. I was not amused. It was young and had yet to bite, so to speak. It was still on the surface. So it was easy enough to extract and SQUISH between thumb and finger. I get some satisfaction in doing that. Yes, I also burn them. It is outright warfare between I and ticks. Ditto snakes.

deerticknhlk1aThe temperature in our neck of Alton (N.H.) was 19°F at 8 am this morning! So, I would like to think that that did a job on the pesky little ticks. But, I did see my first tick of 2014 yesterday.

So just a heads up.

Noticed today that Halfmoon Lake in Alton is completely ice free. So it is ICE OUT for Halfmoon Lake.


Loss Of Support For Google Voice As Of May 15, 2014 Makes The OBi100 & Other OBi Products Pretty Meaningless — At Least To ME.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.Anura Guruge home network.

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obilameduck1I absolutely ADORE my OBi100 Voice Service Bridge!

It works, it works well, it works non-intrusively, it works 24/7 (provided we have power) and it works without hiccups!

What more can you expect or ask from a device? Well if they actually had any HUMAN sales or technical support it would be nice, but you can’t have it all.

I have had the OBi100 since November. It has worked like a champ.

I love the OBi-based phone network we have. Did I say that already. Sorry, old age.

Then last night I learnt, accidently, that in exactly a month I will lose my Google Voice service with the OBi100 because Google, NAUGHTY, NAUGHTY, is disabling the OEM API!

Not funny.

Oh, I should also say that I ADORE Google Voice. It has been a champ. Not a single problem. Seamless, transparent, consistent, mission-critical. Brilliant.

Google Voice and OBi100 was a MATCH made in heaven.

Now, as of May 15, that is all history.

Yes, I can have a paid VoIP account. But, that is NOT the same as FREE Google Voice.

IF I have to PAY for my VoIP, as will be the case of May 15, 2104, the beauty of the OBi, as far as I am concerned, dissipates.

Without Google Voice support the OBi100, to me, is pretty lame.

I might as well think, again, about Magicjack and a 2-line Panasonic phone system.

So this post is a heads up. Don’t BUY an OBi as of now …

Look at your other options. Without GV the OBi, to me, has NO advantages. A lame duck … a duck out of water.


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