Monthly Archives: February 2012

Skybeam: I think it’s fixed!

I’ve been having a terrible time with Skybeam.com, my ISP. Starting around December 3rd, my speeds were “inverted.” I pay for their 7 Mbps service, which unlike any other definition actually means 5 Mbps down and 2 Mbps down. (For … Continue reading

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To Slash the Zero or Not to Slash the Zero: Ham Radio Callsigns in the Tenth Call Area

My callsign, KEØOG, is an example of a call in the tenth call area, with the 10 being represented by a 0 (zero). The idea of 0 for 10 is an old one, going back to the old Stroger telephone … Continue reading

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Skybeam Still a Fallen Star

My issues with Skybeam, my Internet Service Provider, continue. (This is my ninth post; see previous posts here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.) I pay for their 7 Mbps service, which means 5 Mbps up and 2 … Continue reading

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Ten-Tec Jupiter Line Input Mod: I’ll skip this one, thanks

I love my Ten-Tec Jupiter. Very good rig! But I noted earlier that I had trouble feeding it audio for HF digital work because the line input via the AUX1 connector is remarkably sensitive. I had to put a 10:1 … Continue reading

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CyberLink PowerDirector: Green Screen Doesn’t Have To Cover Entire Frame

CyberLink PowerDirector is my video editor of choice. Great product! (Sadly, like all software these days, it’s lightly documented.) I just figured out an interesting way to do green screen without having the green screen cover the entire frame. That … Continue reading

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Skybeam: Still a falling star!

Skybeam is still broken. Yesterday I was given the same status I’ve been given for over a month: their best network engineers were working on the problem. I keep asking how I can escalate this so something actually gets done, … Continue reading

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Mormon.org: My profile is live

The website mormon.org allows members of the Mormon church to post personal profiles. I put mine together a couple days ago and it’s now live here. Check it out!

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