Like they say in "Sweet Home Alabama" ...
"TURN IT UP!"
This is the tree frog video from last week. I dropped by school today and took advantage of their multimegaboops broadband connection to upload a few videos.
My buddy, the delightful and newly athletic Miz S, asked me about froggyfoto technique in a comment, so, ... here's what I do.
- Walk quietly and don't turn on the flashlight too soon.
- Zap the frog with your light beam so they sit pondering this bright apparition from above... "Is it god? Is this the bright light at the end of the tunnel? Is a Florida East Coast Railroad locomotive about to run over me?"
- The light of the flashlight should give your camera's autofocus a chance to hone in on the scene.
- Shoot alot of pics and have extra batteries in you pocket, not back in the house.
Speaking of broadband and my lack of it at the house, I have been experimenting.
Remember now, I live too far away from civilization for cable, fiberoptics, or dsl to reach. That means I do almost all of this Pure Florida posting by 49.2 kiliboops dialup.
So ... don't whine to me about how hard it is to post daily, ...'cause I might just come through the screen, grab you by the neck, and shake vigorously.
Experiment Number One has been completed. I purchased a clever little USB Air Card from Alltel (now Verizon) and have been using it for one week. Here's the data:
- It is better than dialup ... duh.
- The signal out here on the edge of their coverage fluctuates maddeningly. Strong, weak, strong, weak ...
- I need a connection strong (fast) enough to hook a wireless router to, so multiple users can jump on at the same time. The cellular signal just can't cut that out here.
- I'm taking it back and turning it in to Alltel after I post this.
Experiment Number Two begins on Friday. That is the day the Hughesnet Satellite Internet Service folks will come out and install their system. I will let you know how that goes.
If it works well, I'm going to sever my relationship with MaBellATT and drop our land line as the only thing we use it for is dialup internet connectivity. For some reason that feels really weird ...
Have you done that ... gone totally cellular?