Saturday, January 31, 2009

Municipal Wifi in Decatur - Free for 2hrs per day!

cgs_citysvcs_atr_technology_wireless: "January 2009
Decatur Wi-Fi Network
Wireless Network Complete

After two years of network design and construction, the City’s wireless network is complete. The network consists of 190 wireless mesh radios over approximately 4 square miles within the City limits. The radios are attached to a variety of structures including Georgia Power utility poles, traffic signal poles, city-owned poles, and government and commercial buildings.

The network provides outdoor, high-speed Internet access to devices with wireless networking capabilities. For indoor access, most users will need a device called a CPE (consumer premise equipment) or wireless modem to strengthen the signal.
Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if I am in the service area?

Due to the general nature of wireless technology and the limits presented by the City's foliage and terrain, some areas of the City will not be covered. For general coverage information, refer to the attached coverage map.

Using the wireless utility on your computer, search for wireless networks. The City’s network is called ‘DecaturWiFi’. If you can see ‘DecaturWiFi’ then you are in the service area.

How do I connect to the network?

1-Enable your wireless (WiFi) device

2-Connect to the SSID “DecaturWiFi”

3-Launch your Internet browser"

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Here's my Fuelly badge. Fuelly is a cool new free service for tracking your gas mileage. I've been tracking mine since I bought Jessica Rabbit nearly six months ago. You can see that I've added a Fuelly badge, right under my followers over there on the right side of the screen. Now, you can see my average gas mileage whenever you want to!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Tickling the ivories

This is a great article about Kristen, our niece (from her local newspaper).
Many high school seniors hope to receive some type of scholarship to the school of their choice to help them through college.

A Fort Payne High School junior has already achieved that goal.

Kristen Tcherneshoff has played piano since she was about 5 years old, and it is beginning to pay off.

Tcherneshoff competed in a competition at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa and walked away with a four-year full scholarship.

“I feel very honored to have gotten the scholarship,” Tcherneshoff said.

Tcherneshoff said playing piano seemed fitting because she grew up hearing her grandmother and aunt play. It was something that always interested her.

“It’s almost like a generation thing,” Tcherneshoff said. “I remember hearing them play and thought it was something I would enjoy doing.”

Tcherneshoff’s schedule is chock full of piano playing.

“On Sunday, I play at Valley Head Baptist where I attend church,” Tcherneshoff said. “I leave there and drive to play with an orchestra in Gadsden and then go back to church Sunday night.”

Tcherneshoff travels to Chattanooga, Tenn. every Tuesday to take piano lessons from University of Tennessee at Chattanooga music professor Deanne Rivine.

Tcherneshoff said she tries to get in several hours of practice a night but it’s difficult with her schedule.

“I try to practice about three hours a night,” Tcherneshoff said. “It’s hard through the week because of school but I get in many hours on Saturdays.”

Tcherneshoff said she still has another year to decide if she will accept the scholarship to UA.

“They sent me a letter and told me they would hold my scholarship,” Tcherneshoff.

Tcherneshoff said she is leaning toward going to Alabama but will scope out all possible options.

“There are schools that I’ve always wanted to go to, so I’m not going to rule them out,” she said. “But I’m definitely leaning toward Alabama.”

Tcherneshoff said her parents are proud and excited for her accomplishment.

“My dad is the world’s number one Alabama fan,” Tcherneshoff said. “Both of them are very excited and very supportive.”

Tcherneshoff said her favorite composer to play and listen to is Frederick Chopin.

She plays from a program that includes Chopin, Ludwig van Beethoven and Johann Sebastian Bach.

Tcherneshoff said another passion of hers is the violin.

“I’ve always wanted to learn the violin,” Tcherneshoff said. “A friend gave me one as a Christmas present last year, and I’ve been learning. It’s a little difficult.”

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

I downloaded Microsoft Windows 7

I haven't installed it yet, but I plan to...

Sunday, January 11, 2009

I hope I get a raise...

Tom Blakely (Artist)

A month or two ago, we were strolling around Oakhurst and saw an artist on the sidewalk, with a portable easel. He was painting the Univeral Joint . Today, our church's art gallery, featured a local artist and one of the pictures was that very painting! Tom Blakely was the guy that we saw. Unfortunately, that picture isn't listed in his portfolio.

Coincidence? I think so.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

We are a certified responsible vendor

This was snapped at Mi Casita in Fort Payne, Alabama. I wanna know who certified them...

Posted by ShoZu

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Beer 87 of 125

Great Divide Denver Pale Ale

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This is working toward my Passport from Taco Mac...

Beer 86 of 125

Budweiser American Ale.

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This is working toward my Passport from Taco Mac...

Beer 85 of 125

This is working toward my Passport from Taco Mac...

Beer 84 of 125

Yuengling Black and Tan.

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This is working toward my Passport from Taco Mac...

Paper shredder icons

I didn't know not to put paper clips through the paper shredder. I would like to think I would have known not to shred neckties or hands!

Posted by ShoZu

For all of you in tech support...

Ultimate List of Free Windows Software from Microsoft

Well, this is certainly a useful resource...

Ultimate List of Free Windows Software from Microsoft - Windows Live