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Monday, June 20, 2016

Free Cell Service

Seems too good to be true, but it is, RingPlus will give you free cell service, ad supported during the outgoing ringtone.  You don't loose any time and it is really free cell service.  There is a initial top up fee that most plans have, depending on when you sign up there are different promos running and you better have an unlocked Sprint capable phone ready to do this, or sometimes they might have some inventory to sell in their store or Classifieds but these phones are not as great as what you might get on eBay.  Just last week there was a Nexus 6 for $180 on eBay.  You can order SIM cards from Sprint.com right they will work on RingPlus, or they also have them on eBay. The setup is easy, if you have a compatible phone, just enter the ICC ID and IMEI on the RingPlus website and service can be running in minutes.  There is a higher tier of Member Plus where you get some extra services like support, otherwise you can pretty much find all the help you need by googling the forums and it is a community of users helping other users.  You are expected to do social media to spread the word, which I guess I am doing right now.

Anyhow all in all it is a great deal if you don't mind listening to a short ad until someone answers the phone.  If you have good Sprint coverage where you are going to use this, it should work great for you.  On the downside the voice calls have some lag and are not of the highest quality, however are usable.  You can also connect your SIP phone to the ring plus number for more calling possibilities.

There is a history of the company and a WikiPedia page now, based Karl's post, "RingPlus grew from 5,000 to over 91,000 subscribers in a year ",this is the fastest growing carrier in the country right now.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

rate your parents

If there was a site to rate your parents, I wonder what people would say. What my siblings would say about our parents.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Why blog

It is cool from time to time to spill out your innermost thoughts to the world and see what comments come back, but this blog doesn't generate any interesting comments, in fact I have no idea who even reads it.  Quite often you can find help or inspiration from others.

I was quite inspired looking at a the Adam Savage interview video about The Martian.  I would recommend reading the book before watching the movie.  The way he published the book was cool, wish my dad would try the same way, but I guess he started too late and won't blog.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Halloween

Did you remember to do the earwax dip? Hopefully you read this before halloween.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

daydreaming

Weekend, yay, don't have to work, however I still wake up before dawn today and it is nice and quiet at that time so I can think and play 16384 which has cured my addiction to 2048, by giving me a harder puzzle. It feels like you are very creative when you just wake up and perhaps I should setup the blog earlier and type rather than play, who knows maybe some ideas will be useful.

Today I was thinking about how to better do sustainability and use prison labor to feed itself, after all they got nothing bit time to work on farming. I guess that was the logic behind prison ships to Australia.  Maybe someday we will colonize the universe the same way. I am not sure why in this age of technology we still burn fossil fuels to move tractors and food to cities. I often wonder what life would be like in the countryside, if we were tech workers there. There is no reason we need to commute to our tech jobs. But farming isn't easy and we probably don't have the skills so back to my premise of farming prisoners, might be a good way to reform people by teaching them farming and tech out in the countryside.

Last night watched Shark Tank for a few min, than 20/20 had an interesting case, that they managed to work into the morning news, oh TV what a wasteland of commercials and factory built programs, but it is easy to turn on and you get so much content on an antenna these days.

Not quite sure anymore who I am writing for, I know the ads on a blog don't get you any money.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

IoT

I had a great followup session on IoT using the Electric Imp. Result is I can now do stuff like: https://agent.electricimp.com/cX92T3zQwb4l/set?state=off and a light turns off on my Imp. Or the next iteration was curl https://agent.electricimp.com/cX92T3zQwb4l/set?state=1 -H "x-api-key: somepassword" because we do need to have security built in :)

We even touched on the Rocky Framework.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

new body

Given that we get old and our bodies get worn out and broken, I would like to be able to upgrade my hardware.  However I guess the closest thing to this would be reproducing and programming the new firmware.