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by paulh
Sun May 13, 2007 7:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Using UK electrical equipment in Crete
Replies: 17
Views: 10334

In addition you will need a battery UPS for the pc. In the UK it maybe wasn't so important. Protecting against power surges and electricity cuts is obvious but its the often overlooked third reason which is all too important here. Brownouts! Come a hot evening at the weekend and everyone switches th...
by paulh
Thu May 10, 2007 7:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Is it hard to resell a house in Crete?
Replies: 19
Views: 10878

Just an added consideration

when you look at bus timetables to see how well a location is served make sure you find out how frequent they are in winter too it can be significantly less
by paulh
Wed May 09, 2007 7:20 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: what
Replies: 6
Views: 3632

don't think it's personal

put krovwhatsits into Google and there are some 14 thousand plus matches.

checking over the fist 10 pages or so they all seem to relate to forums in as diverse a location as Russia, Italy and Japan.

cheers paul
by paulh
Wed May 09, 2007 7:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Newcomers / Renting
Replies: 3
Views: 2869

just a quick off topic comment

Fillipos your personal internet connection should drop to just under 20€pm after having it one year unless of course you have upgraded to a 2Meg connection
by paulh
Tue May 08, 2007 9:37 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Hania Outdoor Markets
Replies: 7
Views: 5131

I am told that "handbags and underpants" are now at the top end of the Saturday market not the harbour end. Its in what on other days is the pay parking on the opposite side of the road and apparently has been so for a while.
by paulh
Mon May 07, 2007 7:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: High heels and chewing gum
Replies: 7
Views: 3485

just a thought does the Theatre allow smoking? If not then thats why they are all chewing gum, hastily discarded when they can go outside and have a cigarette As for the high heels bit....well I wont go into that, especially the pointed shiny ones with real stiletto heels...better still boots same s...
by paulh
Sun May 06, 2007 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Basil!
Replies: 8
Views: 4222

just to add to the above that within the Greek side of my family there are and always have been pots of basil on the outside tables that are there just to pass your hands or fingers through from time to time and release the pungent aromatic smell. Especially so when you are sitting around talking in...
by paulh
Sat May 05, 2007 7:56 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: BELKIN ADSL
Replies: 2
Views: 2456

yes bring it but it will depend what sort of line it was connected to in the UK and what sort of line you will connect to over here. If you cannot use it there will be someone out here who can, so sell it on. I have UK routers working fine here, I also have had some (BT issue) that had fixed paramet...
by paulh
Sat May 05, 2007 1:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Link to main site
Replies: 7
Views: 3995

True there does not seem to be, something Carol will probably see to in the near future but for now try this workaround Click on Carolina's name in the How to Post section of the Main Index. Its on the far RHS. That throws you to her details/profile on which is listed her web page which can be click...
by paulh
Thu May 03, 2007 3:04 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: General Internet connectivity problems
Replies: 4
Views: 3094

I had exactly the same problem at the same time 9 till 11:30pm. Just when I was trying to watch the minute by minute reporting on the Manu game. Had to use isdn but the game was so one sided that didn't need to check in much Its been a bit yo yo ish today but I've had lots of long jobs (non internet...
by paulh
Wed May 02, 2007 12:01 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: General Internet connectivity problems
Replies: 4
Views: 3094

Wednesday morning and still adsl is "unsettled" and drops for 30 mins or becomes "treacle surfing" from time to time.

Seems to pass quickly though so check back frequently if it happens to you
by paulh
Mon Apr 30, 2007 9:54 am
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: General Internet connectivity problems
Replies: 4
Views: 3094

ok its 10:50am and adsl here at least is back to normal
by paulh
Mon Apr 30, 2007 9:24 am
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: General Internet connectivity problems
Replies: 4
Views: 3094

General Internet connectivity problems

In case anyone else is having the same problems Seems to be a general problem on the adsl getting around to the Forthnet logon server in Athens. This is 10 am Mon 30th Based on Akrotiri I am connected fine on my internal network and to the local exchange but no further I can logon fine using isdn so...
by paulh
Sun Apr 29, 2007 11:44 am
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: adsl information
Replies: 2
Views: 2332

its really down to luck, in general mine has been ok too but there have been 3 or 4 occasions where its gone really slow (meaning isdn is faster) and I've gone away for an hour and its been ok when I came back. as to whether it is Forthnet or OTE I cannot say as it seems it affects both and of cours...
by paulh
Sat Apr 28, 2007 1:24 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: adsl information
Replies: 2
Views: 2332

adsl information

for the last couple of days there have been major problems with some of the DSL kit in Chania which has meant a significant number of extra connections on a single cable. This means if a lot of people all request data at the same time it can take 5 minutes just to get Google up. There is nothing wro...

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