Archive | February 15, 2015

Alton Bay ‘Airport On Ice’ 2015 — No Planes, BUT They Are TRYING To Keep Runway Plowed.

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by Anura Guruge

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Saturday, February 14, 2015, Valentine’s Day —
Usually the weekend of the Alton Winter Carnival on The Bay
When the Airport on The Ice is in full swing.

Well the Winter Carnival, ironically, was cancelled because of the approaching snow (and the supposedly unsafe surface conditions).

There were no planes, at all, at all, on the ice on Saturday, February 14, 2015. A bit sad. Usually we have a couple on Valentine’s Day.

There was three on the ice last Saturday and we saw another landing as we drove past.

Though the pictures above were around ‘noon’ on Saturday, before we started getting the latest batch of snow, there were 2 trucks on the ice plowing the runway. Don’t tell anybody I told you that. That is good. They are trying to stay ahead of the snow. It has been a mammoth task this Winter. There is a lot of snow. I assume they will have the runway clear by next weekend. So we might see some planes. I will keep you posted.

It is snowing out there …. as I write this at 12:43 am, Sunday morning, Feb. 15, 2015.

4 more days to the Chinese New Year.

I Got A Roku 3 From DishWorld, With A 4 Month ‘Sports’ Package, For $89.99.

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Click to access Channel page for the ‘Sports’ package.

Well I needed a replacement for the Google Chromecast that did not cut the mustard.

Well Roku always comes up whenever you start looking at streaming and I have heard good things about it. So on Friday when I was looking at options it did not take me long to determine that I probably can’t go far wrong if I get a Roku — especially since it has started to provide built-in screen mirroring from Windows 8. Check the Roku support link here to find out how.

While looking at the ‘channels’ available on the Roku I saw DishWorld. A big lightbulb went off in my head. I remembered I could get a ‘cheap’ Roku if I signed up with DishWorld. I qwent and checked. Bingo. The offer was still on. 50% off Roku 3. About 6 months ago, two separate Indian gentleman, each working for a different IPTV company, had told me, independently, within a fortnight of each other that I should get DishWorld — with a Roku. One of them even said that he had got one to augment his own IPTV box at home! That was one heck of an admission. I did not bother to get DW at that juncture since the IPTV box I still have was giving me more than enough excellent cricket during most of 2014. There was more cricket than I had time to watch. But now they only have reruns and I have seen most of those matches over the last few years!

I got the DW Sports package, which includes Willow Cricket HD, for $10 a month — for 4 months. Hence the $89.99. $49.99 for the Roku 3 and $40 for 4 months of DW. So basically for a $1 less than I could have bought a Roku 3 from Amazon (with free shipping thanks to my Prime), I am getting a Roku 3 and 4 months of DW — which gives me 21 new channels. They look interesting. At last some European news on a regular basis — not to mention Rugby and F1. This could be fun. Listening to French News will be very soothing. They have a unique cadence. Even if you don’t understand it, and I probably only understand 0.1%, it is peculiarly compelling.

I should have it next week. I am trying to upgrade our Wi-Fi network again, within 5 weeks, to get more bandwidth for the Roku. I am going to try a TP-Link Powerline Extender in parallel with my existing TP-Link Range Extender. Yes, I have one coming. Well, it should be an interesting week.

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