What did I do today?

Well, I climbed up ont the roof to take a picture. That’s one of those sentences that raises a lot more questions than it answers.

are you out there?

I have satellite internet access. It’s better than dialup, but has its limits, and it’s a little pricey for lhe limitations (I’ve blogged about this before, and about my DSL unavaliability horror story).

Anyway, there’s a wireless provider in my city now, and I’m inside their “circle” on the map, so I should be cool, right? Well, not so fast. There’s a ridge (a little tiny hill is what it is) between their building/antenna and me. Their software (which is ground to ground) says we cannot see each other, but it doesn’t take building/house height into account (reportedly).

I couldn’t interest them in a site survey, so I did my own, and this is the picture taken in the direction of their offices from the roof. I emailed it to them, with the “if this is you, please call me” thing.

I’m not holding my breath, but I’ll let you know. Yes, it’s a blurry photo. It’s a digital camera zoomed to its limit, and this is the best of about 20 pics.

Update: I got a promise of a site visit from this! Next week!


  1. Camera tripod.

  2. I’d love one, thanks.

  3. Forgive me my stupidity. “Wireless” as in cel phones? or “wireless” as in wireless-B protocol?

  4. Jim, I suppose it’s wireless B. Here’s their site: http://wiacomm.net/