Air card a little better-2nd post Oct 15

I have been complaining and whining about my slow and sporadic internet connection via air card. While I’m sure it has something to do with location, I believe I found a partial fix for it, accidently. I thought I needed an updated map and info for my GPS so I bought a cord this afternoon to connect the GPS to my computer. When I inserted the USB into the slot next to my aircard, a message appeared on the screen to the effect “Why in the world are you using that slow slot – there are all these slots that are much faster on your machine. Use one of them.” Aha, I began to wonder if maybe my aircard was suffering from the slow-slot syndrome. (Say that 3 times fast!) So I unplugged my usb’s for the keyboard and mouse from the back of the computer and into the front, switching the aircard and GPS usb’s to the back. Voila! So far my connection and speed have greatly improved, and I don’t notice any difference in the keyboard or mouse. I still get messages that I’m not connected to the internet when I can look at the air card software screen and see that I am indeed connected, but things look a little better which is all I can hope for.

After all that,I connected to Garmin to find out they want $70 for an updated map! No way am I going to spring $70 for something I’m not even sure I need.

I found a little bakery today and bought a loaf of Italian bread plus a cherry coffee cake which they put into a box and tied with string. I could have cried I got so homesick for the old bakeries in Cincinnati. The bread sure beats anything at a supermarket bakery, and I’m now chowing down on some yummy coffee cake.

While in one of the stores today I heard a weather report for snow. I sure hope that station was coming from up north such as the Adirondacks, or even Montreal. I don’t want to see snow this year.

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4 Responses to Air card a little better-2nd post Oct 15

  1. Hi Gypsy, I take it you must have been using your old computer and not your new Apple Mac. I'd hate to think you're new Mac came with any slow USB ports – I'm sure it's the old PC as they sometimes had versions 1 and 2 slots – and some were underpowered as well. Glad to hear you're back in business, though.

  2. Margie M. says:

    Snow…that is a dirty word. I hope you get out on the 30th before any major snow comes your way. Fresh bakery bread….man, that is the best. Enjoy.

  3. Vera says:

    Your hair looks very nice, Gypsy. It always takes mine a couple of weeks until I like it again. Hope the snow holds off for you.

  4. Cincinnati? *ears perking up*Rolling Pin bakery? Buskins? College Hill bakery? Yum, yum and yum.My Cinci native husband has, over the years, introduced me to the delights of goetta, Skyline, local meat butcher (Stehlins) and the bakeries. And every time we stop back "home" we stock up on all our local favorites and delicacies.

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