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Orygun Duck last won the day on August 31 2009

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About Orygun Duck

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  • Birthday 10/18/1945

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    Ajijic, Seal Beach, CA
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    Home-brewing, oil painting, traveling, reading.

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  1. We have entered twice a year through Nogales for the past 8-9 years. Always early in the morning and all but once through the in-town (rather than the Mariposa) crossing. Two or three we have gotten the red light, but inspections were cursory at best. The one time we crossed at Mariposa we were subjected to a much more thorough inspection (as was nearly everyone else that day as best as I could tell. No duty but a lot of questions.) Traffic, BTW, is very light in town in the early morning. Just keep following the signs for Hermosillo. We'll be crossing again this Saturday morning.
  2. advice for TV service

    Not certain which Telecable office you visited, but I have found the young ladies in Riberas to be unhelpful in providing useful information. I have come to rely instead on having a friend visit or phone the office in Chapala, which has proven to be much more reliable - for now that is.
  3. Telecable internet

    The gods (and their master Senor Slim) are smiling on you.
  4. Telecable internet

    I had been told that Telecable uses "optic fiber" - at least in our area (Villa Nova). Paraphrasing Humphrey Bogart, have I been misinformed?"
  5. Telecable internet

    I live in Villa Nova and have had Telecable internet for about three years and have been pleased with the service. Recently, however, the service has deteriorated to the point where today I am getting less than 1 Mbs. (I am paying for 8 Mbs). In response to complaints earlier this week, the company claimed this is an anomaly and promised to send technicians to our area to check. They say this shouldn't happen with optic fiber and that perhaps the problem is unique to my connection. Recently I have been getting 8 Mbs in the morning, decreasing to 4-5 Mbs in the afternoon and often around 3 Mbs in the evening. Today I'm getting near 0 Mbs at times. Is anyone else having similar problems with Telecable?
  6. Internet speeds in Villa Nova

    I have Telecable 8 Mbs plan here in Villa Nova. Lately, my speeds have been fluctuating - with lows hitting 2-4 Mbs over the past weekend. This Monday and Tuesday I've had 8+ in the mornings, sometimes dropping to around 6 in the evenings. Not sure what causes this fluctuation, but service is a heck of a lot better than I even had with TelMex. (Uploads are consistent at 1.8 MbS)
  7. Tom, I'm typically get slightly over 8 mbs download and 2 mbs upload. I pay for Telecable's 8 MBS plan (as well as TV which I rarely watch.)
  8. I must be missing something. I live in Villa Nova and enjoy very fast and reliable internet service from Telecable. (Admittedly I've been NOB for the past couple months. Has something changed?)
  9. How much do I pay my Cleaning Lady?

    We pay ours 250 pesos for 4 hours work once a week. She's happy. We're happy. Hope we're not "upsetting the economy."
  10. Looking for Judge Robert Lee

    Wonder how it got on my Telmex bill? Perhaps the previous owners of our house. anyhow, thanks for the info.
  11. Looking for Judge Robert Lee

    Is the ADPO number a PO box number? Interestingly, our Telmex bill shows the same ADPO number along with our street address. I assumed the ADPO was some sort of zip code or neighborhood indicator.
  12. The other day I found several letters addressed to a "Judge Robert Lee, APDO 953" stuffed in my residential mailbox. The letters did not include our street address and I'm puzzled why they were delivered to our home. Can any one help me find Judge Lee? (He appears to be a Canadian citizen and a former? resident of Saskatchewan.) Thanks in advance for any information.
  13. Best oil change

    Wondering whether some of you can provide recommendations for a reliable shop for an oil change and filter. Thanks.
  14. I am wondering why my online/board name seems to have changed from Orygun Duck to stevemoore45 (my log-in/user name).  Was it something I inadvertently did?  Is there any way to get my original name back?  (This recent change provides very little privacy and I hope it can be corrected.)  Thanks

  15. Online TIP - Applied but now what?

    Spencer, how much is the import permit fee these days? I got mine at the Banjercito booth at the 21 km point outside Nogales. Including the $400 deposit, the total bill on my credit card came to just over $475. Ouch.