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Entered By: Mark
Entry Date: 2006-03-26 23:40:02
Subject: Sunday March 26, 2006

Internet is working well, but our phone "gizmo" is not. Not to worry, Yahoo has a solution. Using a handy $3 headset, we are able to make calls via Internet to any telephone. It's nothing short of miraculous that we have a computer hooked up to a modem that's hooked to a satellite dish, that fires waves into space to a satellite, that sends the signal back down to the ground somewhere, where it is received, shot through the Internet, the phone network (probably another satellite link or more there) and ends up on a telephone... all for 2 cents per minute. But it also might explain why the sound is sometimes wacky. Things are so much simpler in Honduras. If you want to talk to someone, you walk down to the highway, wait for a bus and ride to your friend's house; which is probably the third shack after the second team of oxen tied to a fence post. We are finally posting photos! Now that we have some 20th century technology in our little casa, we have enough time to share our experience with you in full color. Click on the "Photos" link to see what's up.
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re: Sunday March 26, 2006  by Michael & Janice Pruett on Wednesday March 29, 2006

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