|Jenolan||:||To save money web site hosting has been reduced and AWS file hosting of the compendium removed|
|shenley||:||Thanks for the update, Larry. Just spoke to Norm and he sounded in good spirits. He said life in the retirement village was very good. Like you said, he misses all the great RBR days (we all do). I've now got the phone number to his room so it will be easier for me to ring him in the future. He said he had to go because Bingo was on in a few minutes.|
|Jenolan||:||Norm said he is having a lot of problems with his sight, miss all of the old crew RBR was really something grand when it was rocking|
|shenley||:||Thanks, Larry. I was wondering how Norm was getting on in the aged-care facility. I will give him a phone call soon. He said it might be difficult getting through to him now. Not surprised he has retired from RBR scenarios. Pleased he is still OK. Regards, Peter|
|Jenolan||:||Heard from Norm, no more RBR... I am still pondering paying (again) for the latest Trainz and writing Activities using the terrible rule based sessions|
|shenley||:||Nice to hear your updates, Larry. Hope the move hasn't been too much of a problem. Regards, Peter|
|Jenolan||:||Bought a Ryobi lawn mower (battery 18v) to do our tiny lawn, and a transfer pump to use the bath water on the garden|
|Jenolan||:||After more than a month of missing the farm, the worst thing drinking water, miss our clean fresh rain water tanks every day. And the morning kookaburras, maggies, even the wombat|
|Jenolan||:||Weather for West Bathurst (our Endolin) is now active|
|Jenolan||:||We have named our new house Endolin ... see if you can work out the reference. Disney movie, computer based, debug mode on.|
This is my take after the first month on being on the NBN LTSS SkyMuster service, we were on the Interim service beforehand and it was pretty good until they started adding loads more people without increasing the satellite allocation.
What they did then to ‘solve’ the problem was reduce the allowable bandwidth, we had 100 gigabytes a month they forcibly reduced that to 20 gigabytes but that did not resolve the over allocation problems, oh well that’s yesterdays news now.
With LTSS although NBN tries to make it sound like the retail providers work out their own charging/bandwidth scheme the acceptable use policy has one condition that the average four weekly maximum peak bandwidth per connection is 30 gigabytes, but we as consumers are allowed (theoretically) a load more than that, this is ‘Yes Minister’ stuff it allows the guberment to say “oh you can have….” When the reality is nothing like that at all.
We settled on 40g the maximum is 50g but an extra 25% bandwidth is almost double the cost! Also, went for the ‘Sonic’ rate of 25/5 megabytes so it is close to ADSL speeds. For the normal stuff we do this is all more than satisfactory. Of course watching anything on YouTube or any other media based stuff is pretty much out as even watching a 5 minute train video will chomp a swag without taking a breath.
I thought we were doing well in the August/September monthly allowance but then all of a sudden Apple issued an update, naturally it didn’t do it in the off-peak time it sucked a huge swag of the monthly allowance in one gulp so we almost hit the limit there and then!
What burns me is seeing ads for NBN unlimited high speed for $69 and so on, sure it would be nice to get full city style allowances but it is not what I would like to have, just some ability to once in a while use media to watch something that catches our fancy, oh well, should I shut up now?