Archive | February 10, 2020

I Suspect That TDS Telecom Is Ramping Up To Offer 1.5 Gigabit Service In New Hampshire.

by Anura Guruge


 

My reading, first thing, this morning.

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Yes, I am paying for the 1G service and have been doing so since November 2019.

Yes, I have had 1+ Gig readings before.

But, of late I am seeing increased bandwidth on a consistent basis.

I could be wrong, but I suspect that TDS Telecom is getting ready to offer something higher than 1G.

Will I get it? Most likely. SMILE.

I strongly believe that you can never be too poor, too fat or have too much bandwidth to your house. Don’t you agree?


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‘Tetley Tea’, 183-Years In Business, And Still Can’t Get Its Instructions For Making A Basic Cup Of Tea Right!

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Brewing instructions at the back.

I kid YOU not.

How is this possible?


Coming from Ceylon I like STRONG, black tea. I prefer coffee, but in deference to keeping my hypertension in check (which it is), I try not to drink too much coffee. So, after prodigious quantities of coffee prior to noon, I switch to black tea for the afternoon, evening & NIGHT. It is 11:33pm and I am drinking black tea. Does it keep me awake? Heck NO. Nothing keeps me awake! 

I had it with tea bags. Just couldn’t get my tea strong enough and towards the end I was using 4 to 5 bags per mug of coffee.

So, I switched to loose leaf tea and started with this box.

Good tea. Robust. Makes a nice cuppa.

I, of course, had never bothered to read the instructions. I do know how to make tea.

Happened to see the instructions today. Cracked me UP.

Don’t these companies have QA anymore?


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Thanks To Eversource (PSNH) We Lost Power 3 (Plus) Times In The Last 4-Days (i.e., Since Friday).

by Anura Guruge


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Yes, I fully understand & appreciate that we had some bad weather of late and that some poor souls lost power for multiple-days at a stretch.

And I also THANK & give kudos to Eversource — as I did in October 2019 — when they get it right (and go the extra mile).

Not so the last few days.

We lost power THIS MORNING — i.e., Monday morning. There was NO bloody reason for that. Yes, there was LIGHT snow falling, but NO wind and no ice.

Ditto, Saturday morning. No wind. No ice. NOTHING. Just Eversource being cussed.

I was RESIGNED to losing power Friday. Yes, there was some wind. I will concede that. But, it was a JOKE. Power was coming on and going off — all bloody night. Ruined one of my UPS units. No chance that Eversource will pay for a replacement.

I do NOT like Eversource. Yes, I will THANK THEM on occasion BUT they are NOT a good, decent company that cares of its customers.


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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 4) + 6 Also-Rans — February 10, 2020.

by Anura Guruge


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Taken with my Google Pixel 4 Phone.

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a matador Anura Guruge Google Pixel 4


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Glittering Winter Wonderland, Brilliant, Diamond-Like Ice Crystals On Trees — February 9, 2020, Central New Hampshire.

by Anura Guruge


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It really has been magical & majestic the last couple of morning —  especially with the bright sun beaming in through the leafless, ice sheathed trees. The level of icing was Goldilocks — just right. Not heavy enough to bring branches down and cause power failures — but thick enough to reflect and refract light. It has been delightful. I wanted to share this — nature’s best — with YOU. Enjoy.


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