Island Musings

Do not believe a thing because many people speak of it

Please read — August 17, 2018
Might be old news to others — August 13, 2018

Might be old news to others

But new to me. In the past week I required customer support for two tech related products. To my surprise they did not offer email nor telephone support. Support was only available via an app named Telegram.

I installed the app and asked my questions. I had answers in both cases in under 5 minutes. This is a new approach to customer service (to me) and when the provider of support is attentive it works well.

Cutting the cord — August 10, 2018

Cutting the cord

I am not a big TV watcher but I do enjoy ending my day watching a few programs that pass the mindless drool test. As do many who live outside the service area of the hard wired cable companies I use Shaw Satellite service. Is is reliable and the few times I needed service I was satisfied. However it is expensive.

With true high speed Internet access and using IPTV technology it is possible to have 1,300 English channels and if multi lingual one can choose from over 8,000 channels. It is not perfect but it is very very close. The cost is $12.95 monthly.

It is easy to understand why the conventional content delivery companies are facing each day with a pucker as their customers cut the cord.

There will be puppies — August 9, 2018
Flash back to 1967 —

Flash back to 1967

To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,

Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,

To the last syllable of recorded time;

And all our yesterdays have lighted fools

The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!

Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player

That struts and frets his hour upon the stage

And then is heard no more. It is a tale

Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury

Signifying nothing.

Thank you Roger Marcy, senior year English teacher.

A — August 5, 2018
Magpie — August 3, 2018
My welcome mat — July 31, 2018

My welcome mat

25 years ago my much loved sister in law gave us a wedding present of an old fashion sissel exterior door mat. The mat was indestructible and served us well. This year I noticed it was starting to slowly unravel and I could not figure out why. Then I caught the culprits. Red squirrels were chewing it and taking the fibres to the squirrel secret place.

Anything built by man can fail —
Global news reports —

Global news reports

Just something that caught my attention:

The country’s most affluent families are worth $3 billion on average, while the median net worth in Canada is just under $300,000, meaning that half of families own more and half less than that. And while wealth at the top grew by $800 million per family between 2012 and 2016, a rate of 37 per cent, Canada’s median net worth grew by only $37,000, an increase of 15 per cent. Net worth is the total value of a family’s assets minus any debts and other liabilities.