Tuesday, 24 November 2009

sharing internet

One for Andrew on Granny Buttons I recall he evangelised about common shared internet and he said he would make his wireless open access in his new abode.

Well if you are a BT customer you can subscribe to

BT and FON

This allows you (or BT) to set aside a link into your wireless in exchange for being able to use other peoples wireless who share the same vision. Bit like file sharing but for Wifi use. I think it is a great idea and have joined and opened up just a little more of the information superhighway on the A6 in Derby !!

Anyone who lives near a canal like Andrew should consider this as it will provide a piggyback wifi option. I'll be trying the system out tomorrow as I'm currently engaged in Jury service and the only wifi I can get in the court building (jury room not the court of course) is a FON wireless signal.

Happy Browsing.....


Sunday, 15 November 2009

Still afloat

I rewarded myself with a ride over to check Waterlily this afternoon. We have not been aboard since the 24th October which is too long. Lots of stuff on at the moment which is keeping us away from Waterlily.

Still she sat waiting patiently for us. A little dirty inside - the effect of four people and three dogs cruising in autumn with muddy towpaths.

Only one boat on the move while I was there and he was single handing late on into the twilight. I didn't walk up to the centre, but if it was anything like last year it would have been quite empty.

Fradley 19th November 2008

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Wised up to these people ?

Marketing types - these are the buggers who convince us we want 'stuff'. They are the modern age snake oil sales people.

I have fell for their tricks and clever positioning of stuff for many many years. Not now - no now I try and adopt a marketing phobic stance when it comes to things I want. Rather than convincing myself (with the help of the snake oil people) that I need something to enable my life to be that little bit better.... I now look for the reasons why I should not have it.

It is working, maybe its just my impulsive nature but everytime I get the urge to spend and acquire I check myself and them reward myself - spirituly for not falling for the marketing trick.

One of the biggest rewards is looking forward to the time I have to get rid of the thing I am thinking of buying... it does work, try it !!

We can live without stuff and our lives and the environment will be so much the better for it.


Plus my boat and house will be that bit more organised and less cluttered ;-)