I thought I’d post a quick update on what is currently happening with me and posts to my Blog. It is a short story really. I live in a town which is a massive tourist destination during the holiday season – especially at this time of year. What this means for me – being reliant on wireless access to the Internet – is real difficulty gaining Internet access. There are so many people in the area, using so many gadgets and the like, that the Internet is locked into a constant traffic jam. It is practically impossible to get Internet access most of the time. You do get the odd time where you can get access, but it is so slow that it is pointless to try and use it. For example – it takes minutes and minutes just for one page of the Blog to load.
I’ll keep trying to access the Net every so often, but it is likely I’ll be unable to post much for the next couple of weeks. There is good news – the number of tourists in the shopping centre here have diminished, which probably means we are heading back to some form of normality.
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.
As I mentioned in a recent post my bandwidth was shaped as I had exceeded my monthly allowance – which meant the Internet was pretty much unavailable for me over the last few days. I have just received my monthly ‘restart,’ so back online and posting in my Blogs. Of course, I’m now playing catch up with posts in my various Blogs, working through copious numbers of emails, etc. The dreaded catch up after being offline for a bit.
I will try and get back into the swing of things as quickly as possible.
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.
I am currently on leave and haven’t always had Internet access – hence the absence of a few posts recently. I have decided that for today I’ll post a photo taken today while bushwalking through the Dorrigo National Park in New South Wales, Australia. This shot is taken at Casuarina Falls on Sassafras Creek. More shots to come in coming days.
DAR.fm is simply put a way to record digital radio on the Internet and play it whenever you want. This service is currently in Beta, so it may play up from time to time. Having said that, it may well be a very useful service.
Today’s link is to a Blog that is concerned with the latest Internet start ups, including various social networks and web applications. Being right into this sort of thing, I check out the site on a daily basis. A great Blog to go back to again and again.
Delicious is a bookmarking/favorite web application, in that it saves and archives the URLs that you like. Of course you can save your bookmarks/favorites in your browser, which I do with Google Chrome (Bookmarks). I use Google Bookmarks for mine, as well as Delicious (which I use for my public bookmark sharing web application). I also use Wonderpage (see https://onetoday.wordpress.com/2011/02/02/wonderpage/ ) to visually show my Delicious bookmarks as thumbnails of the page.
Why do I use both Google Bookmarks and Yahoo’s Delicious (currently owned by Yahoo anyhow). Well there are a number of reasons. Firstly I prefer to use the Cloud for most of my Internet tasks, which will generally always allow me access to my data no matter what computer I use and/or wherever I am. Using both also allows me to have a readily available backup – which is always wise I think. Of course I also like to allow visitors to my Blogs, websites and so on, to have access to sites that I think are fairly useful and valuable.
Anyhow, have a look at Delicious – it is in my opinion the best bookmarking application in the Cloud.