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Fiber to the Home: Recommendations to San Juan County Commissioners

February 17, 2011
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Local Road Construction Requirements City-sponsored road construction projects that involve tearing up streets should include the requirement that underground conduit, for future use, be installed at the same time. We concur with Google’s recommendation Share via social networks. Tweet

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San Juan Islands and Google Gigabit Fiber Update

February 16, 2011
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Last year, I delivered the San Juan Islands Gigabit Survey to Google in Mountain View. After a wonderful tour of their area, they explained that over 1100 communities had applied. Between 50,000 and 500,000 homes were to get Gigabit Fiber optic connections to their homes at prices that were comparable to other services, both demonstrating that the United States could have services on par...

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Flying Today – Right Now, Right Here

February 16, 2011
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One of the best recreational activities in the Islands area is taking a ride in an airplane. Sure the San Juan Islands ferry feels the equivalent of a paid cruise in the Bahamas, with more stunning sunsets, islands and wildlife that you ever see out in the middle of the Atlantic. But there’s another way to see the Islands, and its the Eagle’s Eye...

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3D Printing

February 13, 2011
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It started a few years ago. About 10 as I recall. My first exposure to 3D printing was a seminar about 3D lithography. In this case an ultraviolet laser scans out a layer of an object on top of a liquid plastic resin. The UV light hardens the resin and a plate moves the layer down. The laser scans out the next layer and...

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Eastsound Instruments

February 13, 2011
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Eastsound Instruments

Little known outside of local residents is in the heart of Eastound next to the Post Office. You’ll have to scramble a bit to find it but it’s worth it. I spoke with the owner for a while this week. Charle’s left the Island and I for one will miss her entertaining style and comedic wit. That lead us to the topic of ukelel...

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Orcas Island Photo Contest 2010 – Judges Book Produced

February 12, 2011
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Orcas Island Photo Contest 2010 – Judges Book Produced

In the latter part of 2009, the first Orcas Island Photo Contest was launched, by yours truly. The intent was to bring photographers together, share the fun and work of building a yearly Photo Contest. With over 50 photography enthusiasts and hundreds more undeclared enthusiasts it seemed this contest was something that would help bring together more photographers, more artists more teachers. A book...

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AT&T Offering Free 1,000 Rollover Minutes

February 12, 2011
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AT&T Offering Free 1,000 Rollover Minutes

Just text Yes to 11113020. Apparently the day the Verizon iPhone went on sale, AT&T is saying well, voice minutes are not scarce like spectrum is.. So in light of the free extra minutes we move AT&T’s rating from D- to D. Wherever you can get coverage, or understand the other person or care about using a cellphone. Go AT&T ! just 3 more...

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WSDOT San Juan Islands Live Ferry Map

February 11, 2011
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WSDOT has some interesting services to customers, the trouble is, most of us don’t know about them. Orcas Island TV wants you to know, so you can get the most out of traveling to and from Orcas Island, San Jan Island, Lopez Island and Shaw, and hey, check that, Canada! 🙂 I love Canada. Share via social networks. Tweet

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Northwest Aviation Conference & Trade Show

February 10, 2011
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Northwest Aviation Conference & Trade Show

The 28th Annual Northwest Aviation Conference & Trade Show is the Northwest’s premier mid-winter aviation event! As the Press Release states: “Shake off the moss and come on out to the Western Washington State Fairgrounds in Puyallup. You and your family can attend Safety Seminars, see new aviation products, visit with friends and shop during this two-day aviation event!” There’s nothing like aviation to...

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