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Everything posted by jrm30655

  1. T. Falcon lived here for many years before she died a few years ago. T said that there was no road between Chapala and Ajijic and the Hollywood crowd brought their boyfriends/girlfriends here to party. If their mates showed up, they had to come by boat from Chapala and someone would call and warn them to ditch the lovers before their spouse arrived. T said there were some great parties in Ajijic down on the lake that would go all weekend. I live here because of the view of the lake and mountains.
  2. I haven't lived in the US for a decade but it used to be that you had to have a regular number to get a toll free number. The last business that i had in the US had 5 lines, all separate numbers. If you called the main number, and it was busy, it "rolled over" to the next number. If you called the 800 number, it would come up on any of the lines that were open. What all that boils down to is that business has to have a regular number (area code) (standard 7 digit number) to have a toll free inbound line. I'd google the business and see if they had a website with a standard number or just google the business + (phone number) and see what comes up. They may not publish their local number but they have one.
  3. Most electric clocks now run off of internal oscillators. When they actually ran off of 110vts, they depended on line frequency. Today, oscillator chips are much cheaper than motors. The frequency should be pretty stable since the MX grid is tied into the US grid. MX sells power to southern US everyday in the summer.
  4. I think what they are talking about is what AT&T Uverse is in the US. They bring a fiber optic cable to the distribution box, set in a second box with DSL cards and run DSL throughout the neighborhood. With Uverse, AT&T could get a minimum of 24 MB down and about 2mb up. They split the signal at the router into 4 X 6mb feeds which gave you 3 TV downloads and a computer tap. We could reprogram the feeds and often did for game players into 5,5,5 and 9mb splits. If TELMEX is quoting 10mb with new equipment, they are just looking for money. I'm getting 10mb now (9.5 down, .5 up) and I live on top of the hill.
  5. Unless you need off site access, a NAS is a pain to keep up.  I set one up and eventually abandoned it.

    Instead I bought a PROBOX from Amazon for about $100 and 2 2TB regular 5.25 drives and 2 1TB drives.

    I took the main 2TB drive and split it into 2 folders.  Then I set up to copy both folders to the 2nd 2TB drive and each folder to one of the 1TB drives.

    If you run Windows "Synctoy" is powerful and can backup automatically.  On Linux "Luckybackup" will also do the same thing.

    By doing it this way, I have 2 backups of everything on the master.

    These copy programs are really quick.  They can update everything within a couple of minutes.


  6. Try *2222 and ask for English. TelMex has a service center in the US somewhere. If you hang in long enough you can get there. You used to have to punch 2 to get the internet service. Just use "Internet English" and you will eventually get someone.
  7. If you are going to store fabrics for long periods, you need to seal them in plastic bags and make sure that they have low moisture when you store them. For 8 months of the year it is dry here but the other 4 months are damp and things will mold. Those bags you can vacuum out and seal will really make a difference with clothes, however they tend to leak over time and re-expand.
  8. at my age, a little glow would be appreciated
  9. During WWII, the US government sent some soldiers down to the west end of the lake because there was rumors that the Germans were up to something in this area. The soldiers "saw" just enough to remain stationed here during the war. I'd imagine that if they had been sent to the Arctic they would not have seen anything. Something about the good weather and cheap beer probably helped the sightings..............
  10. Someone sends up those paper balloons occasionally. I've seen them several times between 2 and 3am. There's also some people that have those quad rotor toys that fly them occasionally over the lake. The first time I saw the balloons, they really looked weird. With my telescope, I could see the flicker of the flames. I don't think we are being invaded by aliens, just snowbirds.
  11. I don't care about the brand, just the quantity. Obviously, I'm quitting too early
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