Archive | January 15, 2015

Why I Always Argued Against Offering Folks Peanuts When Trying To Recruit.

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by Anura Guruge


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Click to ENLARGE. But given that these are Sri Lankan monkeys they will be better educated and more competent than most of the 17 years old that you find at today’s phone company stores.


Shane Selling Flying Teischan’s UDI U818A Quadcopter Drone, With Precision, Inside Our House.

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1. UDI U818A drone a big success.
2. Teischan’s ‘Flutterbye’ for Christmas.
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Teischan plays with my train set.

a. Shane Selling at Halfmoon Lake.
b. Shane aerial pictures of house.
c. Shane at Laconia Airport.


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OK. This is not something that we would attempt in the house. Even I know better. Yes, of course, I have lifted it off the ground in the house to check the batteries, BUT nothing more. We have just too much stuff around the house.

But Shane, who was the one who introduced us to drones two years ago, is a professional. He tests new drones for manufacturers for a fee. He has hundreds, if not thousands, of hours chalked up — and even more on drone simulators! He is good.

It was quite the thing to see him fly Teischan’s UDI U818A Quadcopter Drone. The precision. Wow. Yes, in the end we did take it out and fly it, in the dark, again. It was fun. When I say ‘we’, I am talking Teischan and Shane. I am just allowed to watch. If I am going to fly a drone I will have to get my own. Shane thinks I should get a micro that I can fly in the house. Well, I will hold off on that. Just don’t have the time.


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Video, on YouTube, shot with my Canon Rebel T3i of Shane flying the drone inside the house.


Photo montage of 24 still images I shot with my Canon T3i
of Shane flying the drone.
It is set to music and is fun. Check it out. On YouTube.

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10 second video shot with the camera that comes with the UDI U817a.
First time we have tried it. Cute. Click to access it on YouTube.

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“The B Hive”, A Cost Competitive Alternative To “Moss Motors” For MGB Parts?

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by Anura Guruge


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>> MGB, topless, 18°F, Dec. 30, 2014.
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MGB gets Steve Barlow treatment.
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Steve Barlow at Christmas
>> Tree lighting.

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MGB goes to Steve Barlow
>> — Nov. 2014.

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Green MGB — Sep. 14, 2014.

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“The B Hive” clutch page. I need that original master cylinder. I currently have the plastic version. Click to access the page.


A fellow member at the “MG Experience” told me about “The B Hive” Wednesday morning, via e-mail, when we read one of my posts bemoaning the cost of the parts I still needed to get for our 1968 Green MGB.gordonstrickland

I had never heard of them. But they were easy enough to find. In Clemson, South Carolina. Owned by a Gordon Strickland. They come HIGHLY recommended.

So far I have bought all my MGB parts from Moss. I have had no problems — though British car master mechanic Steve Barlow is not happy with the ‘plastic’ master cylinder I got with my ‘$80‘ ‘clutch hydraulic kit‘ from Moss and wants me to get a original replacement. From what I can see Moss wants $159.95 for their original. The B Hive price, if I am reading it right is $131. I don’t know what the shipping is. $18 less appeals to me. I am not a rich man. 

I have a bunch of stuff I need to order by Spring. I will definitely give them a try — after making sure that shipping charges don’t negate any savings.

I called up Steve and told him about the Hive. He was intrigued. Said he might have heard of them.

It was good to learn. Thank YOU, Rick. You are very kind.

Well, I will keep you posted.

Right now, the MGB, after its sub-arctic jaunt has a flat tire and is up on a jack. Kind of sad.

P.S., I signed up for The B Hives e-mail offers and updates. Nothing to lose.


Cancelled 2 TDS Fiber 15Mbps Internet Connections, At The Mercy Of MetroCast 75Mpbs Service & TP-Link.

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1. TP-Link Wi-Fi Network for house
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2. MetroCast maintains 75Mbps
Jan 11, 2015.
3. 75Mbps Internet From Metrocast
Jan. 7, 2015.
4. TDS claiming Gigabit by Oct. 2015
Dec. 30, 2014.

>> TP-Link TL-WA850RE going strong.
>> TP-Link TL-WA850RE
Wi-Fi Range Extender.
>> Ordered TP-Link.


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On Saturday night, once I had established that MetroCast managed to maintain my download bandwidth above 70Mbps, I set about making arrangements to install our new home network, TP-Link centric, based on the latest Wi-Fi standard, 802.11 AC (AC 1900). Ordered the three TP-Link boxes Sunday from Amazon.

They were scheduled to be delivered on Wednesday. Made arrangements with my computer buddy Shane Selling to come around early evening to install the network.

Went well. Amazon, via FedEx, delivered at 9:10 am in the morning. I was still in bed.

I had everything setup, in place, wired and powered up — ready to go. Around 4:30 pm I called up and cancelled the two TDS Fiber connections. Kind of sad. They had served us well — by and large. I plan to go back as soon as they have Gigabit Ethernet in Alton. I plan to be the first customer in Alton with Gigabit. [Actually just sent TDS e-mail a few minutes ago telling them of this.]

Shane arrived at 4:40. By 5:30 we had a working network. The TP-Link Wi-Fi is pretty amazing. My IPTV will work without the Range Extender. But, I had already bought one and it did boost the signal by 6%. 6% is 6%. So we are using it though Shane is laughing. He thinks I am way too fussy about my network. I am. I spend a lot of time on it.

So now at the mercy of MetroCast. Hope I do not live to rue that decision. In 90 days TDS will treat me as a new customer for Internet. I might get a $15 fiber connection as a backup. But that is 90 days out.

I will, of course, keep you posted. TP-Link boxes are a joy to work with. Great aesthetics. Well packaged. Decent instructions. Appear to work. Plus very competitive prices.

After everything was done, and we watched some cricket we ate a very nice ham and then Shane had us in awe by flying Teischan’s UDI U818A Quadcopter Drone inside the house with immaculate control. That was a treat. Good evening. We were chatting till past 11 pm. Hence the lack of posts. But I have my priorities right. 


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