Tuesday, May 13, 2008

All on-line all the time

This last month I moved into a new apartment. So far the only bill I cannot pay online is my apartment rent. Now, I could pay it online, but that would simply be bill-pay and I am not certain it till arrive on time, so I am not going to do that. The cool thing is that everyone has online payment options. No running to the post office or finding a place to make the payment. I may have to talk to the management at the apartment complex about setting up an online payment option. It should be more efficient than what they are doing.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Been preoccupied

Well, I have not been posting, as I visited the wife for a weekend and then got into apartment hunting, found one and moved. Spent lots of money and time doing it all, but I am now settled in pretty much. Pictures to follow.

The place is in Auburn, right across the street from the Muckleshoot (yes that is their real name) Indian lands. They have a large shopping center and a huge casino there. I have not had any time to gamble yet, but have visited the QFC, which is a nice little store.

The apartment is a small one bedroom but I have room for more furniture.

The day I moved in Comcast came by and installed my Internet. Well, I was supposed to get 6 MB download speeds and was getting very slow speeds and called their tech support late at night, like midnight and got help. Needed to reset the modem; did almost nothing. It turns out that the cable I got with the modem was the main issue and now everything is great! Fastest downloads I have ever had and good service, too!

Oh, put in a new Linksys router and it is working great too. I needed a firewall and I hate software firewalls.

Hmmm... not much more to say. Check me out on Twitter; just signed up.