Category Archives: Travel tips

Freedom of the Seas, enable HDMI input?

We recently cruised on the Freedom of the Seas ship, and all the TVs in the state rooms were Samsung TVs with the inputs disabled. Here are some resources for enabling the HDMI input for movies and games: http://www.justanswer.com/tv-repair/1ru9u-turn-off-hotel-mode-samsung-ln32a450cih-tv.html http://www.justanswer.com/tv-repair/4gvxx-need-direction-unlocking-samsung-tv-ln-r238wx.html http://www.manualowl.com/m/Samsung/LN-R238WH/Manual/137686 http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showthread.php?t=18363835 It would be nice if Royal Caribbean avoided hospitality mode/hotel mode on their LCD TVs, but alas they do not

AT&T LTE data speeds in Low Wassie MO

Speedtest.net Results!

This result is quite good considering the rural location as well as the trees/hills. Nice job AT&T! This test was on a Lumia 635 no contract phone which is often available for less than $80 USD. AT&T Nokia Lumia 635 – No Contract GoPhone: Cell Phones & Accessorieshttp://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00LBFFSNM?ie=UTF8&tag=pixensity-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00LBFFSNMThe Lumia 635 isn’t your average smart phone. Powered by Windows Phone 8.1, a Quad core processor and supporting a microSD card of up to 128 GB of memory, it’s fast and smooth.…

Internet speed test results for Best Western Oasis, Joplin MO

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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

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