8 July 2022

by | Jul 8, 2022 | Random Thoughts | 0 comments

The day is still young, but I thought I’d go ahead and put something up here. I may circle back and update it later… or… I may not. I guess it really depends on whether something in the quiet recesses of my mind decides that I need to circle back and update it.

I discovered last night that Robert M. Kerns, Author, has a knowledge panel on Google. That totally suprised me. Was not expecting that at all.

So, being the geek that I am, I clicked “Claim this knowledge panel” because… well… I’m obviously me. Right?

Apparently, Google does not agree.

Now… in all fairness… I was half-asleep when I tried to claim the panel last night, so I figured I’d give it another try today.

Still no joy.

I submitted a request for assistance to Google, and I’m hoping we’ll be able to resolve the issue. I have to admit that it’s kinda cool that I have a knowledge panel, and I’d like to see what all I can do with it.

In other news…

It’s raining right now, and while it’s not a torrential downpour, it does seem to be enough that our old HughesNet connection would have been impaired. Starlink–however–is not. Well… not anymore than the trees surrouding the house already impair it. My goal for tomorrow–assuming tomorrow is rain free–is to prep the post I bought for it, mount Starlink, and set the post.

I want to be hopeful that putting the dish 13-ish feet in the air will make headway on reducing the obstructions, but I’m a realist. I’m not expecting my first attempt to be an overwhelming success. As I believe I wrote last night, my ultimate solution is a guyed 75-foot ham radio tower with a hinged base. Except I’m really, really hoping to reach an acceptable solution before that.

One of my favorite sayings from my IT years was, “I always win. I don’t always win the way I expect to win, but I always win.”

It’s just a question of how many hoops I’ll have to jump through before Mother Nature and I reach an understanding.


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