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Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:40 pm Post

I'm a late-comer to both this thread and Scrivener at only... good googley moogley... 7 years?! It's been quite a journey on this sea of inter-tubes.

Congratulations, Cap'n!
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Tue Feb 07, 2017 11:58 am Post

Nicely done, congratulations.
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Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:19 pm Post

Yes, many congratulations Keith. I hope that the celebratory meal was long and riotous. May the next ten years be even more innovative and successful. (And I'm very sorry that I didn't contribute to this thread at an earlier stage; the reason is that I've effectively been interweb-less for the last three weeks, thanks to behaviour by two titans of the UK telecoms industry...).
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Wed Feb 08, 2017 6:44 pm Post

Hugh wrote: I've effectively been interweb-less for the last three weeks, thanks to behaviour by two titans of the UK telecoms industry...).
ALDI Free wi-fi hot-spot. Lidle Wi-fi.co.uk ?? :?
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Wed Feb 08, 2017 6:52 pm Post

vic-k wrote:
Hugh wrote: I've effectively been interweb-less for the last three weeks, thanks to behaviour by two titans of the UK telecoms industry...).
ALDI Free wi-fi hot-spot. Lidle Wi-fi.co.uk ?? :?


I'm sure they're paragons by comparison with my little duo.
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Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:40 pm Post

Hugh wrote:I'm sure they're paragons by comparison with my little duo.
I would'nt say they were dragons. :? More like pussycats .:?
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Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:31 am Post

[quote="Hugh" ]… I've effectively been interweb-less for the last three weeks, thanks to behaviour by two titans of the UK telecoms industry...).[/quote]
My answer, Hugh, is a tiny Netgear portable router. I have tried dongles in the past, in NZ, but the trouble with a dongle is that it only gives network access to the computer its plugged into. My little Netgear router—footprint about the size of a pack of cards, height about 7 mm I guess, weight absolutely negligible—will take up to 15 connections at a time. It has a Giffgaff SIM and I pay £5 a month for 1GB access on 4G, which we never get near.

For instance, we have recently had occasion to stay in both Travelodge and Premier Inn hotels. While they provide free Wi-Fi access—for a limited time at the former—to access it, they want a whole load of personal details, which is unacceptable to me, so we used the Netgear ... no hassle.

And our local Picture House—I inhabit the café while my wife takes granddaughter to her music class—has just "upgraded" their free network using a router which won't allow connection by any Apple device! So, once again, the Netgear to the rescue.

And there are many other such situations.

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Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:40 pm Post

While they provide free Wi-Fi access—for a limited time at the former—to access it, they want a whole load of personal details, which is unacceptable to me, so we used the Netgear … no hassle.

I often find those things have very fine print somewhere at the bottom of the page, in dark grey on black just so they can legally say they’ve done it, reading: “Just connect me to the Internet”. But if not, there are websites and WiFi hotspots all over the place filled with garbage from Scrivener’s name generator, thanks to me. :) I always haul out Ralph Blodgett when I’m feeling particularly angry about the privacy invasions. I like to think Mr. Blodgett is rarely calm about anything at all.

A little portable is a good idea though. :) Even if you can get online in hotels, they are usually hardly worth it.
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Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:01 am Post

xiamenese wrote:[quote="Hugh" ]… I've effectively been interweb-less for the last three weeks, thanks to behaviour by two titans of the UK telecoms industry...).[/quote]
My answer, Hugh, is a tiny Netgear portable router. I have tried dongles in the past, in NZ, but the trouble with a dongle is that it only gives network access to the computer its plugged into. My little Netgear router—footprint about the size of a pack of cards, height about 7 mm I guess, weight absolutely negligible—will take up to 15 connections at a time. It has a Giffgaff SIM and I pay £5 a month for 1GB access on 4G, which we never get near.

For instance, we have recently had occasion to stay in both Travelodge and Premier Inn hotels. While they provide free Wi-Fi access—for a limited time at the former—to access it, they want a whole load of personal details, which is unacceptable to me, so we used the Netgear ... no hassle.

And our local Picture House—I inhabit the café while my wife takes granddaughter to her music class—has just "upgraded" their free network using a router which won't allow connection by any Apple device! So, once again, the Netgear to the rescue.

And there are many other such situations.

Mark[/quote]


Many thanks for the suggestion, Mark. (Nearing four weeks effectively off-air, I may get one of the reprobate corporations to pay for it.)
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Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:19 am Post

Many congratulations! and thanks for the software...
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Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:40 pm Post

<= Doesn't time fly? 8)
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Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:54 pm Post

Hugh wrote:<= Doesn't time fly?

Yeah, 's like a friggin Exocet missile! Image
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Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:16 am Post

xiamenese wrote:My answer, Hugh, is a tiny Netgear portable router. I have tried dongles in the past, in NZ, but the trouble with a dongle is that it only gives network access to the computer its plugged into. My little Netgear router—footprint about the size of a pack of cards, height about 7 mm I guess, weight absolutely negligible—will take up to 15 connections at a time. It has a Giffgaff SIM and I pay £5 a month for 1GB access on 4G, which we never get near.


For those in the US, I have a similar device that uses LTE and shows up as another $15/month line on my mobile account. It works as a private WiFi hotspot so my family and I can share the connection. Very handy when travelling.
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Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:37 pm Post

Most phones do the wifi hotspot thing these days... even works for other phones.
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Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:33 pm Post

Jaysen wrote:Most phones do the wifi hotspot thing these days... even works for other phones.

True, but I only pay £5 a month for my mobile phone connection which gives me 100GB of data per month ... only twice have I used that amount in a month, but if I used my mobile phone as a hotspot—which I can—I'd soon hit that limit, especially if my wife was connecting to the interweb through it. Also, when the wife goes to visit her father in God's Own Country, as the locals refer to it (i.e. New Zealand … he's 97 in a few days time!), she can take it with her, put in an NZ SIM chip and she has her own wi-fi there ... she can't take my phone with her!

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EDIT: Oh, and Devin, 4G = LTE over here.
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