[AccessD] A sad tale of wifi hotspot interference
rockysmolin2 at gmail.com
Sat Oct 1 10:46:53 CDT 2022
My google cloud drive is mirrored on my local hd. So I feel pretty secure
about that. Of course 75% of my 100GB is my photos.
Not much ‘work’ related any more.
On Sat, Oct 1, 2022 at 8:59 AM Stuart McLachlan <stuart at lexacorp.com.pg>
> I use my 4GLTE phone's hotspot for my internet connectivity almost
> There's no throttling here - it's PAYG and when you run out, you have no
> internet until you
> top up. Generally I buy 10GB with a 30 day expiry from my Telco ( for
> around USD16)
> and top up roughly every two weeks. (Just recently, they've been
> offering 100GB for 30
> days at the same price - not sure how long that offer will last).
> That said:
> I removed Dropbox a long time ago for the same reason as you . I do still
> have Google
> Drive available but only load it while I actually need it and have
> "synching" paused unless I
> want to synch. I don't routinely store things in The Cloud (aka SECTIHNCO
> - Someone
> Else's Computers That I Have No Control Over). I backup my data locally
> to large capacity
> USB devices. Then I've got it even when the internet is unavailable.
> For similar reasons, I don't use GMAIL online.
> I have POP3SMTP accounts in several domains and three GMail accounts that
> I also
> access as POP3/SMTP. I use Pegasus Mail as my mail client. So I connect
> to the various
> mail servers, download all of the mail to my computer and work with it
> off line.Once I
> finished composing emails locally, I just hit "Send".
> Same reason I use MS Office Pro Plus Retail, not Office 365.
> On 1 Oct 2022 at 1:34, John Colby wrote:
> > As some of you may know, I use my phone's wifi hotspot a lot.
> > ...
> > Oddly, even editing a message like this in GMail causes continuous
> > spikes of data, probably due to constant crap that gmail does as I
> > write an email. Stop typing and the data spikes stop.
> > If any of you have run into this and have other helpful suggestions
> > please do chime in. -- John W. Colby Colby Consulting -- AccessD
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