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Turtle Nesting Pictures

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Loggerhead Turtle Nesting on Dewees Island, SC Below is a portion of the July 14 update from the Dewees Naturalist about the loggerhead turtles: Hello All, More good news! We have had 3 nests laid in the past 3 days which brings us up to a grand total of 14! 2 were laid just last […]

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How to use Google Calendar for Turtle Team and Everything

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One of my first posts was about the Dewees Turtle Team Google Calendar. Some people said, “cool, but I need step by step instructions about how to use Google Calendar.” Here you go: an introduction to Google Calendar by Google. If you want to see the Turtle Team calendar showing who’s walking, who’s on call, […]

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How To Subscribe To A Blog

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Some Deweesians have said, “I love your blog, but don’t know how to subscribe.” Here’s a great little backgrounder on how to subscribe and other information about blogs: http://studenttravel.about.com/od/studenttravelblogfeeds/Subscribing_to_a_Blog_How_to_Subscribe_to_a_Blog_Read_Blog_Feeds.htm I use Bloglines.com as my blog aggregator.  But there are lots of options.  Just Google “blog aggregator.” One word of caution: When you first get a […]

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Weather Information for Dewees

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Someone asked me about my favorite weather websites for Dewees.  Here goes: General Weather Information Wunderground Hourly Information, including Wind Direction Wunderground Hourly Tide Prediction WWW Tide and Current Predictor Great Surfing and Wind Information from the Isle of Palms (next to Dewees) Run by a sailing friend of mine; used by all the local […]

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Backgrounder on Neighborhood WiFi Access

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For a third-party backgrounder on neighborhood WiFi systems, check out… http://www.bbwexchange.com/neighborhood/ One caution: the projections about these systems always seem more positive than the reality based on what I’ve read.  Still they offer benefits. I’m still a fan of trying the FON.com solution that I blogged about earlier today.

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WiMax and Femtocell Backgrounder

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If you’re interested in learning more about WiFi and cell phone technologies that might work on Dewees, here are some good background articles… WiMax is a longer-range WiFi technology.  From the articles listed below, it sounds like WiMax is still a ways off, but may be gaining traction.  There are also several competing technologies, such […]

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Public FON.com WiFi hotspot on Dewees

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My FON.com WiFi hotspot is up and running on Dewees. I have the high gain 7db antenna hooked up, but it’s inside.  To get the best range, I need to run it outside.  I’ll do that, but don’t have time just now. Come by and try out the access, it’s free if you set up […]

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WiFi access on Dewees — a $ saving idea

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Some islanders are interested in setting up a wireless WiFi network on Dewees.  The Communications Committee studied the idea and solicited bids for building a “municipal” WiFi network for the island.  The low bid that they received was for $55,000. I think we can build a much cheaper network using Fon.com’s two-side wireless routers. Here […]

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The best purchase we’ve made for our Dewees house

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Hands down.  The Margaritaville Blender is the best appliance at our new house on Dewees.  Read the reviews at Amazon.com.  They’re very positive and they should be. Deweesians, our blender is hooked up to one of the solar panel circuits.  It works even when the power is out.  If you need shelter from the dark, […]

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What’s in the picture?

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Ted and I found this mud tower under the dock near the water end of Big Bend Dock.  Be the first to tell us who makes it and win a free drink from Jesse’s Tropical Taste golf cart drink stand.  (I’ll buy!)