Monthly Archives: July 2015

Charity Activity In Parque de Cerventes – Saturday

I received a request to post the following,

Hi Don, I am sending you information about an activity that will be held at Parque de Cervantes this coming Saturday. This activity is to raise funds for ” Ostomizados” ( children, young adults, women, men and the elderly whom suffer problems with their Colon). This Foundation is going to collect money for these people specially for a little boy name Bryan.

There will be live music, food, activities, Zumba and all for a great cause. We hope to see a lot of cooperation from everyone. One donation can go along way.

Don, Stella asked me if it is possible for you to share this on your blog. Stella and other students from Colegio Nuestra Senora de los Angeles will be volunteers that day.

Thank you, we will see you soon.


Her – “I was the girl that hated you back in high school.”
Me – “I’m sorry, can you be more specific?”

Proof of Life Advisory

If you are a permanent resident of Panama and receive pension payments from the US (i.e SS, RR etc) then you should know that the Proof of Life forms, that must be returned, have been mailed.

If the questionnaire is not received by October, you should contact the FBU for a blank form to avoid the benefits from being suspended.

If you do not know about the Proof of Life requirement, then read the original post which is ->

For general information on the SS proof of life from the Embassy, you may refer to the following link:

And no, you may not use a PTY or other mail forwarding address as your SSA notification address.

Sometimes Lilliam finds me absolutely resistible.

If It Ain’t Broke………

OK. I thought I was through posting about KODI and the Fire Stick, but I have had a bad experience today.

They have released version 15 of KODI. I decided I would try it on my laptop first. It installed without problem on the laptop. so I decided to try it on the Amazon Fire Stick in my bedroom.

I first uninstalled 14.2 TVMC. Then I downloaded the Android version of KODI 15 to my laptop and moved it over to the Fire Stick. So far so good.

KODI 15 came up fine. However, there were no add ons installed, so I added the Fusion directory and installed the addon, which added the KODI Config program. However, the Config program fails.

OK, so I decide to uninstall KODI 15 and re-install TVMC for the Fire Stick. Again, it installed fine and on initialization, it fails during the config step,

So I have one Fire Stick that is in a native setting until I find out vis the forums, what is going wrong. Had I not deleted TVMC and just installed KODI 15, I would have had an easy backup.

Now i am in a trouble shooting mode.

I’m pretty sure the inventor of duct tape was a parent who’d had enough..

You were summa cum laude in college? That’s cool. I was persona non grata.

Stick It To Um

Amazon Fire Stick
Amazon Fire Stick

I have received my second Amazon Fire Stick and now have configured 5 Fire Sticks for KODI/TVMC. I have liked the FS so well, that I am going to send my Matricom to Panama City with Natalie so she can use it.

As long as you have sufficient Wi-Fi signal, the FS works as well or better than the Matricom and is less than 1/2 the cost.

The only reason to buy the Matricom is to have Ethernet connectivity to the router.

The best thing about the FS is that the remote pairs with the FS and doesn’t require line of sight to work.

I will repeat, before buying any of the Android boxes for KODI, you could try it on your PC first to verify that your internet speed is sufficient. I have had a couple Planet Telecom customers with 2 Mbps or less and have had a lot off buffering.

To test TVMC on your laptop, click HERE, and install the version you need.