My main "claim to fame" is that I run a private weather station, which uploads local forecasts and data to the 'net, for the enlightenment of my lucky fellow Hawkes Bay-erans. If your interested, pay me a visit at:
The big whinge in my life is (yeah, you guessed it) my internet connection. Its sooo sloooow! When I log on to the Herald website, I get last week's news! We're on the wrong end of a very long, frayed, crappy copper wire here in the country, with litlle prospect of upgrade even to broadish band in the foreseeable future. Wireless? Yeah, right! The nearest VF cell tower is around 5km away, and signal is marginal for VMC or that funny white thing! I've shied away from forking out megabucks for modems and data plans, as I'd hate to make the investment then find the connection dropping out every time I sneeze. Thank heaven my P900 smartphone has a decent aerial, so no problems with cellphone connectivity. Sigh.
Well enough chatter, already, lets go break something................................