Monthly Archives: December 2014

I don’t drink champagne anymore after a really bad experience.

We had it at my second wedding.

Cable Onda Update

After getting no commitment from the young lady at the help desk, about whether any technician would ever come out, I went to the Cable Onda Office this morning. The attendant there said he would schedule a technician to come between 1 PM and 6 PM. He got here around 5 PM.

He was a very nice young man and conscientiously listened to to my experiences. I showed him the log of speed tests that I had taken over the last couple of weeks.

He ran the speed test on my laptop and the test was consistent with my past tests. It was interesting that he ran the same speed test and not one by CO. I was happy to see that.

http://www.speedtest.net was the site he used.

He said the ping was much too high and should be between 80 and 125. Apparently when you are getting a higher ping than that range, then all bets are off and the rest of the results may not be reliable either.

Seeing this, he switched out my modem to a new one. It took a long time for CO to configure the new modem. We then reran the speed tests, and the first test was good. However, subsequent tests varied. He saw that the tests were not consistent.

He said to use this modem for the next couple of days and he would have to do some more research and would call me in a couple days. I expect that may be in January.

I have his number and will call him on January 2, if I haven’t heard from him before then. The good news is I finally got someone to come out to the house and see the problem. I am confident the problem will now be resolved even though it wasn’t today.

This also proved that calling the help desk is a waste of time. It is better to go to the main office.

At least we eliminated the modem as a potential problem.

Cable Onda 9:00 AM Speed test

December 29

 

Talked to Janice Singleton and she said nothing is wrong with the modem and they don’t typically send technicians out for speed problems. Not a happy camper.

Trace Rout to Cableonda.com – Never completes:
Dons-MacBook-Pro:~ donwilliamsMBP$ traceroute cableonda.com
traceroute to cableonda.com (200.90.128.117), 64 hops max, 52 byte packets
1 10.0.1.1 (10.0.1.1) 1.453 ms 1.168 ms 1.121 ms
2 * * *
3 10.48.41.93 (10.48.41.93) 1091.799 ms 832.761 ms 733.608 ms
4 10.48.41.33 (10.48.41.33) 718.698 ms 971.469 ms 1020.655 ms
5 10.48.40.110 (10.48.40.110) 1092.510 ms 807.133 ms 848.003 ms
6 192.168.11.4 (192.168.11.4) 878.728 ms 794.836 ms 822.808 ms
7 201.218.203.91 (201.218.203.91) 1049.448 ms 808.767 ms 944.312 ms
8 ip.net130-225.psi.net.pa (200.46.130.225) 800.966 ms 1012.867 ms 1138.500 ms
9 200.90.140.225 (200.90.140.225) 1055.046 ms 843.055 ms 1077.616 ms
10 * 200.90.140.202 (200.90.140.202) 904.697 ms 813.792 ms
11 * * *
12 200.90.134.1 (200.90.134.1) 865.913 ms 957.730 ms 793.393 ms
13 * * *
14 * * *
15 * * *
16 * * *

Trace Route to Google.com
Dons-MacBook-Pro:~ donwilliamsMBP$ traceroute google.com
traceroute: Warning: google.com has multiple addresses; using 173.194.76.100
traceroute to google.com (173.194.76.100), 64 hops max, 52 byte packets
1 10.0.1.1 (10.0.1.1) 1.364 ms 1.204 ms 1.050 ms
2 * * *
3 10.48.41.93 (10.48.41.93) 1118.255 ms 814.923 ms 643.040 ms
4 10.48.41.33 (10.48.41.33) 1016.807 ms 767.090 ms 772.242 ms
5 10.48.41.237 (10.48.41.237) 898.806 ms 1026.827 ms 911.988 ms
6 63.245.3.97 (63.245.3.97) 521.897 ms 854.137 ms 890.184 ms
7 63.245.3.34 (63.245.3.34) 1000.677 ms
63.245.3.78 (63.245.3.78) 1153.381 ms
63.245.3.74 (63.245.3.74) 995.939 ms
8 209.85.253.118 (209.85.253.118) 1164.184 ms
209.85.253.116 (209.85.253.116) 1238.542 ms
209.85.253.118 (209.85.253.118) 312.765 ms
9 209.85.142.108 (209.85.142.108) 369.535 ms
209.85.252.98 (209.85.252.98) 780.706 ms *
10 72.14.239.65 (72.14.239.65) 1219.869 ms
216.239.48.5 (216.239.48.5) 818.431 ms
216.239.48.41 (216.239.48.41) 871.935 ms
11 * 209.85.252.27 (209.85.252.27) 1217.282 ms
209.85.248.223 (209.85.248.223) 941.178 ms
12 * * *
13 qc-in-f100.1e100.net (173.194.76.100) 890.896 ms 1146.184 ms 1031.428 ms
Dons-MacBook-Pro:~ donwilliamsMBP$

Message for U.S. Citizens: Update on water contamination in Tole, Chiriqui

Here is the latest ACS message from the U.S. Embassy in Panama City.

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The American Citizen Services Unit would like to inform U.S. citizens that Panama’s Ministry of Health (MOH) notified residents of Tole, Chiriqui that since this past Friday, December 26th, it has been safe to use the water for drinking, cooking, and all housework. The Institute of Aqueducts and Sewers (IDAAN for its acronym in Spanish) recommends all residents run their faucets for two hours to guarantee the cleanliness of their water sources. For the complete notification from Panama’s Institute of Aqueducts and Sewers (IDAAN), please visit:

http://www.idaan.gob.pa/noticias/planta-potabilizadora-de-tol%C3%A9-reinicia-operaciones

My plan was to retire and live off my life savings. I didn’t think about the second week, and now I have no idea what to do.

Irony is paying a therapist to listen to how you don’t like talking to other people.