I know I'm a little delinquent in my blogging the past couple days. When we're not actually traveling, there's not as much to tell you. I'm not sure you want to hear much about our work, but that's all there is to tell for the last few days ... so that's what you're going to get!
I just couldn't resist that heading. Actually we were at 'Pleasant Valley' last Tuesday - that was the one with the French interpreter. This weekend was 'Sleepy Valley'. We did another seminar yesterday:
We cover a lot about what is Wi-Fi, how to use it, and frequently asked questions. What finally dawned on me yesterday is that lots of these people really need to see what high speed is. If all they've ever known is dial-up, they haven't even seen the Internet that we know, and can't appreciate the value of high-speed. And, maybe some of them do have DSL or cable at 'home' but they don't understand that Wi-Fi is that fast. So, since I'm the one 'driving' the computer - I make Jim shut up for a couple minutes while I take them on a whirlwind tour. The first stop, of course, is this weblog. You can scroll thru the whole thing in just a couple minutes, with every photo downloaded and displayed. Try that on a dialup! Then I showed them trip-planning with Trailer Life's mapping, how to read your home newspaper online and even how to download movies with my favorite - movielink.com. I think we made a few converts.
Here's Jim helping one resident configure their Wi-Fi adapter. He does a lot of that - I'm not usually there to take pictures, but I'll bet they all look pretty much like this.
Today we decided to go for a drive. Not just any drive. A War Drive. I thought War stood for Wireless Access Reconnaissance - but I don't think that's true. Sounds good tho doesn't it? War Driving means driving around with your Wi-Fi enabled laptop looking for hotspots. Or, in our case, checking the signal range from a known hotspot. We visited Sleepy Valley, Dream Valley, Hidden Valley and GolfView Estates. Everything is looking pretty good. Take a look at these new antennas ... they're called 'tree busters' because they can transmit signal thru trees. There's truly something new every day in this technology.