connectivity

Poor Internet Availability


I have been struggling with some very poor Internet connectivity in the last week. I think it probably has to do with this being something of a holiday town – there is a huge increase in visitors during the holiday period and there is probably a major strain on the service availability. At times it slows right down and barely moves – with times of inability to connect at all. Hopefully it won’t continue too much longer.

New Computer


Finally I have the new computer up and running – every so often I find I don’t have a program installed that I did on the other computer and set out to get it installed. It is fantastic though to have a very reliable computer again. All of the system updates, software updates, etc, are eating up my monthly bandwidth allowance though and I expect some Internet connectivity issues when I get shaped prior to the end of this bandwidth month. It’s going to be a very close thing and will probably impact on my posts yet again. Still, from the start of the next cycle all should be fairly regular again, which will be good.

BookYap: Book Recomendations


I am about to start using a new web application called BookYap. Put simply, BookYap is an application that recommends books based on criteria you enter. There are over 650 000 books in its database, so chances are it will find a book for you.

You can search for a book by using keywords or the filters it has available (based on personality types). By becoming a registered user, the application learns more and more about you and your reading habits, improving the recommendations it makes for you.

Books appear with thumbnails of their covers and book ratings. A brief description appears by hovering over the thumbnail. You are able to interact with the application and associated community by sharing books you have read and your reviews of them. There is connectivity with both Facebook and Twitter also.

You are also able to add books to a reading wishlist if you like. Books can be purchased from Amazon when you choose a book to read.

Visit BookYap at:
http://bookyap.com/

 

Computer and Connectivity Problems


I apologise for my recent lack of posts on this Blog. I have been experiencing some computer and connectivity problems that I am trying to correct. Normal service will be restored as soon as possible.