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MetroCast New Hampshire Customers: ‘Heads Up’ Your IP Address Has Changed … Check.

by Anura Guruge


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This will be TOTALLY irrelevant to 90% of New Hampshire MetroCast users.

However, IF you have any applications that ‘rely’ on knowing your home IP address YOU may want to check.

This IP address change happened on Sunday, December 18, 2016, with the SPEED BUMP to 150/160Mbps, that I already talked about.

Many of us in New Hampshire had a MetroCast IP address that started 216.246 …

Not so anymore.

You are likely to have a MetroCast IP address starting 65.175 …

IF you have applications, such as security cameras, that need to know the actual IP address of your IP connection YOU might want to check.

Otherwise you will be in for a surprise when you go to use that application.

Just a heads up.


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Think – Today: Why Do We Have A 24-Hour Day?

by Anura Guruge


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sundialWhy 24? Why wasn’t it 20? Have you ever wondered? Pretty important to our lives. Most of us are slaves to time, but we are so busy that we never get a chance to think as to how time, as we know it, came to be.


Think first, then research, then THINK again. Think for the pleasure of thinking.


Yesterday’s ‘Think’: “Changes in the composition of the atmosphere” — 99% of our current atmosphere is made up of two gases: Nitrogen (78%) & Oxygen (21%). All the other gases, including the Carbon Dioxide (that gets talked about so much in the context of climate change), fall within the remaining 1%! Carbon Dioxide, right now, only accounts for about 0.037%. As far as scientists have been able to determine, this 99% Nitrogen/Oxygen composition, possibly with some ‘small’ variations, has been around for the last 200 million years! WOW. In the ‘early days’ and we are talking maybe a billion years ago there was much more Carbon Dioxide and considerably less oxygen. Photosynthesis by plants, where they absorb Carbon Dioxide and release oxygen, was a factor in changing the composition of the atmosphere.


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Think – Today: Has The Makeup Of Our Atmosphere Changed Over Time?

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2000px-atmosphere3-svgYes, you hear about the greenhouse gases, lead (from when we used leaded gas/petrol) etc., in our atmosphere. But, have you given any thought to whether the makeup of our atmosphere has changed, significantly, over the years. It is something worth thinking about. The atmosphere is pretty vital to our life. Right?


Think first, then research, then THINK again. Think for the pleasure of thinking.


Yesterday’s ‘Think’: “Fidel Castro and the nine days of mourning” — nine consecutive days of mourning, novendiale (or novemdiales) in Italian, is a very old Catholic custom that used to be regularly practiced upon the death of nobles. Typically a Catholic Mass is held on each of the nine days. These days you typically only hear about novendiale upon the death of a pope. That this Catholic tradition is being used with Castro is intriguing. Though born a Catholic he has claimed that he was a non-believer. He, however, made a point of meeting popes. As far as we know there are no official Catholic church ceremonies associated with his funeral.


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Why They Changed The 1st Grade Seating In Alton Central School (ACS), NH.

Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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Unusual Seating Arrangement For 1st Grade Kids At Alton Central School (ACS), NHAugust 29, 2012.
They Changed The Seating In Alton Central School (ACS), NH, 1st Grade Kids At. Yippie! — Sept. 7, 2012.

 

When Teischan got back from school on Friday I asked her why the teacher had changed the seating arrangement.

Her words: “The kids were fighting … but I wasn’t one of them“. (Yep, she is our ‘angel’ — at school, making up for it, manifold and with vengence, at home.)

Just totally cracked me up. Fancy that. Wow.

As you can see if you look at my last post I was savvy enough not to take credit for this change, though two people told me that it must have been the result of my original post.

I was thinking about this. I need to check with a psychologist, maybe my daughter who will have a Master’s in Forensic Psychology in a few months. There must be a deep down, visceral territorial instinct that we all have that makes us at a minimum ‘restless’ when we are deprived of private space over long periods of time.

So, I have two questions.

1/ As far as I know all teachers, these days, have to have a teaching degree. Don’t they teach them anything about child psychology and even more importantly the basic ‘ABCs’ of classroom setup?

2/ As far as I know and can see, ACS has lot of administrative staff starting with the Superintendent. Didn’t any of them, especially the Principal and Assistant Principal, do a walk through of all the classrooms and have a chat with the teachers about the layout. OK, it is possible that they didn’t appreciate that having 6-year olds, face-to-face, with their noses 44″ apart probably might lead to conflict and disorder. I guess you live and learn.

I am just glad that this got done well before the flu season.

They Changed The Seating In Alton Central School (ACS), NH, 1st Grade Kids At. Yippie!

Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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Unusual Seating Arrangement For 1st Grade Kids At Alton Central School (ACS), NHAugust 29, 2012.

Deanna, who takes Teischan to school every morning, came back this morning with the exciting, and very exciting news, that the desks have been rearranged; Teischan and her both doing a double-take when they saw it.

The kids are no longer seated nose-to-nose, 44″ apart. Hooray! Hooray!

They have gone to what I consider the more traditional row-based seating, with kids seating behind others (other than the ‘lucky’, chosen few at the very front). I guess for space reasons the kids are still sitting elbow-to-elbow with no separation of the desks in each row. I can live with that though I am sure a little separation might help. I am sure that ACS educators will tell me that this row-based seating is not good for the kids and that they will grow up with complexes all stemming from them staring at the back of somebody else’s head in 1st grade. So be it. C’est la vie. In NH with fall and winter soon upon us I would rather get them through 1st grade without missing too many days due to colds, coughs, low grade fever and the flu! It is all a compromise.

I will not take credit for making this change happen. Yes, my post got read by quite a few (the popularity of this blog, new to me, steadily increasing now that I have started to post more often). I am not sure whether anybody from or at ACS read it. We did not bring it to their attention. I already have a sterling reputation with them for being a troublemaker — just because I get a tad upset about bullying, a science teacher teaching the kids incorrect facts, a superintendent that thinks controversy trumps facts, or them hiring a math ‘consultant’ who is all anecdotes and no arithmetic. C’est la vie.

Somebody from Canada, who claims to be important, took umbrage to my ‘unusual seating’ post and told me, rather unpleasantly, to stop complaining and that I should be thankful that I have public schooling! Well, to me that explains why I REFUSE even to visit Canada these days — though I have to confess that I have been to Canada at least 25 times (and I have cousins and at least one alter ego who live in that frozen tundra). They have such low expectations. Well, this is NOT Canada, and oh boy am I so thankful for that. This is the U. S. of A. We strive to go forward and upward.

I am happy. I am GLAD for the kids and the other parents.