I use a device called an OBI100 with google voice to make and receive phone calls when at home. This allows me to use the same phone number for voice/cell/texts etc. It only cost me about $30 btw. Recently, I hit a snag.
When I tried to make a phone call, after I dialed the number, a voice reported: "no service error please login to obitalk and configure your device"
My beloved Firefox has been doing something strange when it tries to view websites that have certificate problems such as expired certificates. For some reason my desktop computer would pop up a bland dialog box whining about the site uses an invalid security certificate. My laptop doesn't seemt to do this. Apparently no-one on the internet has ever experienced this problem so I felt it would be useful to share the solution with folks.
My neighbor, who is very sweet, as well as developmentally challenged, has a habit of coming into my backyard and leaving the gate open. At least I think it is she who leaves it open... The gate is often mysteriously open after I meticulously close it, and I doubt the chickens know how to open the latch. I know she visits when I'm not home because I've found her there before.
Yesterday morning was the Drip Irrigation Demonstration at Linda and Kurtis Colonna's lovely home in Manchaca. The plan was to install two irrigation systems, one at what I am calling the "Tropical Hook," and the other at the swale and berm they built at the corner of the yard where the driveway meets the street, which I'm calling the "Angle Berm".