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“Domain Name System” (DNS), Or How You Receive A Web Page, In One Picture.

by Anura Guruge


How DNS works by Anura Guruge

How DNS works (simplified). Click to ENLARGE.


I created this yesterday for the ‘Website Design & Implementation‘ class I am teaching for Wolfeboro (Governor Wentworth) Adult Education. In my opinion it is nicer than anything else I have seen on the Web. So I am sharing it. Enjoy.


by Anura Guruge

GoDaddy EMail: Thursday, March 10, 2016 — Very Slow Loading E-mails.

by Anura Guruge


So 4 days ago, on Sunday, it was down for hours. Today it is noticeably slow — when you are trying to open an e-mail, even if it is all test.

Just a heads up. Usually GoDaddy gets around to fixing whatever the problem is (though they will deny having a problem if you call them) within 12 to 24 hours.

I will keep you posted. Just grin and bear it. SMILE.


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NO Surprise That DISH’s Sling TV Continues To Struggle — Riddled With Technical Problems & Pitiful Customer Support.

by Anura Guruge


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Click image to READ “The Street” article from today.


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Click image to read article in “Motherboard” from yesterday.


I have now had ‘Sling TV‘ on my Roku 3 for nearly 11 months. I got Sling TV so that I could watch cricket on Willow and UK OneWorld Sports.

I have had NOTHING but trouble with Sling TV — including yet another episode of video loading errors last night.

Sling TV is an unmitigated nightmare.

What makes it worse is that ‘they’ — Sling TV management and customer support — know about the problems and do NOTHING about it.

Why do I stick with Sling TV? It is the only way I can currently have access to UK OneWorld Sports, and in the Summer, THEY have exclusive rights to English Test Matches. That is it.

If it was just Willow I would GLADLY pay the $4/month extra and get Willow directly on the Roku.

So the above articles make eminent sense. IF you have any sense DO NOT subscribe to Sling TV. Sling TV will drive you to distraction.

‘We’, i.e., those that subscribe to the International Sports Package, supposedly already have the new User Interface — as of early December. Trust me, it SUCKS. Sucks big time. It is devoid of program information! I kid you not. You have to click on each program to see what it is.

So, do yourself a HUGE favor and stay away from Sling TV. You will THANK ME for this advice.

Happy New Year.

The Roku, other than for Sling TV, is an absolute JOY — especially with Amazon Prime, Sky News, PBS, Acorn etc.


Related posts:
>> Sling TV video loading errors.
>> Sling TV video playback issues.
>> Cricket with Sling TV.


by Anura Guruge

Network (Wi-Fi/Ethernet) Speed/Bandwidth Test For Roku With “Speed Test” App.

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by Anura Guruge


Other Related posts:
>> Roku 4 has nothing for me.
>> ‘My Feed’
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>> No sound on Roku.
>> Beyond pleased with Roku 3.

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This APP really should be a built-in standard feature within the Roku System menu. It is not.

Roku, in its ‘Network’ menu, does NOT provide a speed test/bandwidth test — and one really is handy if you are having loading or image quality issues (as can often be the case with say Sling). I had been using an external speed test whilst promising myself that I will check to see if I can get a Roku ‘App’ [actually a channel].

It is easy enough to find IF you Google it.

It is a PRIVATE channel. So it has to be installed from a PC. You need to be able to logon to your Roku account — i.e., you need to know your password.

Other than that it is easy enough. On the Roku, on the System menu, click ‘Check UPDATES’ to force the Roku to download and install the App.

You will love it.