It’s Halloween 2015 and the neighborhood is quite quiet. As a child I would get quite excited about Halloween. After all it meant free candy. As an adult, unless my grandchildren are around, eh… not so much excitement. Halloween is for the children.
I ran the Time Warner cable modem back to their office in Webster. I figured I’d buy my own. It will pay for itself in 12 months. I’m not sure why I didn’t do this years ago, but the rates keep going up and it was a good way to lower my bill.
There is room for competition against Time Warner in this area. They hook you in at a low rate and then jack the rate up to a ridiculously high rate. They did that to us on phone service. When we terminated our phone service and went with another provider, they then called offering a low rate. Sorry… to late. That was 3.5 years ago and we won’t be going back. Once we find a suitable alternative for Internet access, the same will happen.
On the way back I stopped at Tractor Supply in Ontario. Their store seems much better stocked than the one in Macedon. They had some CREE flashlights on sale so I bought 3 different models.
Upon arriving at home, I set out all of my flashlights and did some testing. You can see the results here: http://www.dbwalton.com/wp/2015/10/31/testing-led-lights/
It was interesting to see the results. I also tested some LED A.C. powered lights too.
If this is something that interests you, you might join my Facebook group about DIY photography equipment. It is here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/umadephoto/