Saturday, November 14, 2020

Titusville - Space Station Launch Delayed one day


Red Sky at night, sailor take warning....

We were supposed to have a nighttime launch of a SpaceX rocket but it was delayed one day until Sunday night. Night launches are spectacular in the dark sky and we look forward to it. The WiFi here is crappy. The provider may be good at providing WiFi to home residences but he knows nothing about WiFi to a marina. It's a whole different environment with a set of variables not encountered when wiring a house. 

The dinghy has a nice parking spot right next to Fleetwing

So, I had to find an alternative. A local company does provide a wired connection to your boat for $50/month with a $50 installation fee. That was rather expensive so I looked into changing my Verizon plan. I shopped on their site and found a plan with increased by monthly GB from 22 GB to 50GB and the hotspot increased from 15 GB to 30 GB. They also threw in free subscriptions to Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ along with Apple music at no extra charge. I currently paid $76.91 for one line but with the new plan, my monthly bill went down by 57 cents! That was a bargain I could not resist. I also get a discount on adding an iPad for data if I need it, $10/month vs the usual $20/month. 

So I'll be using the Verizon enhances service instead of paying out more money to a company that delivers lousy service to the marina. One wonders if the lousy service is just a come-on for paying more money for something that should be free (provided by the marina). 

We are counting the days for going north, Wednesday it is. 


SV Puffin said...

We hope you enjoyed the launch tonight. Take care and travel safe on the way home this week.