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Orygun Duck last won the day on August 31 2009

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

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  1. Orygun Duck

    ATT Internet

    I have an ATT plan NOB for my smart phone that allows unlimited calls, texts and data (including roaming) to and from (and in) Mexico. The down side is that for calls people in Mexico must dial as if I'm in the US (and I assume vice versa. I'm wondering what kind of speeds I'll get if I use my phone as a hot spot. I guess I'll find out in June when we get down there. (BTW, we are on a friend's plan and pay much, much less that $149.)
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    I've asked Iron Socket to look into my VPN problem. Will get back to you if they have a fix.
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    Netflix is constantly taking steps to block access outside the US. I use Iron Socket DNS proxy which addresses these efforts very quickly (usually in less than a day). I am not in Mexico at the moment so cannot check our connection. Rather I am in Taiwan and the Iron Socket VPN is detected by Netflix. I have no means of testing the DNS Proxy (which uses my router in Mexico). I've had Iron Socket for nearly five years and have been very happy. Their customer support (via email) is top-notch.
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    How much do I pay my Cleaning Lady?

    We raised our maid's pay in January to $300 for 4 hours. We will pay what we can and what we feel she deserves, WITHOUT concern about the damage we're doing to the local economy. Sorry, but capitalism does allow the freedom to pay what you feel is appropriate.
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    UFO siting

    Indeed, the past four days made me homesick. Like the Oregon coast in June!
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    UFO siting

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    UFO siting

    Spotted a UFO this morning in West Ajijic. On careful examination, however, turned out it was the SUN!
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    I second the recommendation of Arturo! He does very good work.
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    Our taxes NOT at work

    the last 2 or 3 times I've walked down to the lake front on the west side of town, I've noticed overflowing sewers draining into the lake at the base of Rio Zula and Libertad. Perhaps this happens more often than I had thought and I simply hadn't noticed or gone down to the lake frequently enough. The stench was overwhelming. Is this something the city prefers to overlook? Given that it's the dry season, I'm curious as to why these sewers overflow.
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    Cost for screen door

    Can't give you a price, but suggest you contact Pablo Nunez, a local carpenter. He does en excellent job at a very fair price and I'm sure he'd be happy to provide an estimate. Pablo's cell is 331-247-6426. Additional plusses are that Pablo is always on time and stands by his promises.
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    timer for sprinkler

    What brand is it? I have English instructions for ours (Orbit, I believe). We're away at the moment but return to Ajijic on Monday (1/15)
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    Duck parts wanted

    No comment. (obviously)
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    Banco Azteca

    Will they accept/convert US checks for deposits? If so, how long before the funds are available.?
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    Lamp repair

    Anyone have a suggestion for a reliable table lamp repair person in Ajijic? It's likely a simple matter of replacing the socket or redoing the wiring. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.