Category Archives: Travel tips

Internet speed test results for Best Western Oasis, Joplin MO

speedtest-joplinmo

I am on a business trip to upgrade servers at Weblogs.us. The servers are located in Tulsa OK, but for tonight I stopped in Joplin MO along the way. Priceline negotiator got me a room for $42 plus tax at the Best Western Oasis. That price is nice but internet is a big part of my work so I always try to evaluate the network speeds where I stay. So far I’d give them a C+ but speedtest.net rates it

High speed internet when visiting KC & cozy in Springfield MO

Two interesting Airbnb listings: High speed internet (Google Fiber) in Kansas City MO Google Fiber Hacker House Room in Kansas Cityhttps://www.airbnb.com/rooms/841162Perfect opportunity to visit Kansas City and test out your latest app, startup idea or consumer hardware on a gigabit fiber-optic network. We now have a total of 18 ethernet jacks positioned in 7… Cozy accommodations in Springfield MO Cozy Camp Cottage in Springfield MOhttps://www.airbnb.com/rooms/741370Small comfortable cottage guest house in the gardens of the main victorian home in the heart

Exede satellite internet review

Photo of Exede satellite internet dish by WildBlue

Long-Term Exede Internet Review (May 2012-2014) NOTE: There is a a lot of amount of information in the comments at the bottom of this review, feel free to ask your own Exede questions there or share your own satellite internet experiences! Thank you, -JD 2014.Feb Still pleased with Exede, the speeds reach their advertised rates and the usage meter has been accurate (I verify against my router’s usage meter). About this article: I am not affiliated with Exede, nor do I

Travel router tips: use Android for Internet, Ethernet crossover cable for file transfers

I have a makeshift travel office setup: Lenovo X220, Dell M6500, Dell 27″ LCD, keyboard, mouse and a couple Optimus V Android phones… Wifi Hotspot: useful for more than just internet connection sharing! I’m working for a few weeks away from home with only the equipment above. One of the handiest features has been the Android phones. They have the Wifi hotspot feature enabled. This allows both laptops to connect to the Android phone and share its internet connection. But

Info on the dreaded “not charging” iPad and iPad 2 screen + solutions

Simple tips for charging the iPad via USB | Digiupdateshttp://digiupdates.com/2011/simple-tips-for-charging-the-ipad-via-usb/What we found in all of our test is that although the iPad might say “not charging€ on the display, in reality, juice is still trickling to it and the iPad is in actuality still charging; albeit at a slower rate. No wonder: The iPad is designed to charge from the 10-watt wall adapter it comes bundled with, but many USB ports supply only 2.5 watts (5 volts at 500ma). As

How to be a good house guest [LINKS]

We tend to do a lot of traveling and visiting friends. Recently I came across a number of articles on how to be a good house guest, there were some surprisingly good nuggets hidden in there which I’ll put into practice. Here are the articles for your edification, I hope they help you too! How to Be a Good House Guest – wikiHowhttp://www.wikihow.com/Be-a-Good-House-GuestSome hosts are not bright and chipper first thing in the morning, and may be accustomed to quiet,

American Airlines killed our Kindle

Broken Kindle showing horizontal black lines across the screen

Alternative title: What to do if your Kindle breaks after warranty coverage has expired. What happened: last night we found out our Amazon Kindle was dead. It had been killed by American Airlines. What we’re doing: We are getting a replacement Kindle from Amazon (see below). What we will do differently: We will be even more careful with carry-on items that may get “valet checked” when we’re boarding the plane. We will try to check all of our valuables before leaving