Aboluay's (Anas) Musings

Capturing Thoughts Before They Perish

Aboluay's (Anas) Musings - Capturing Thoughts Before They Perish

eNomad communication technology

So far, my telecommunication devices are not convenient. I carried with me a phone, iPad and a laptop. My iPad had a Bell data plan. It worked well in Canada but failed measurably in the US. I changed to Mobility Roaming, but was a disaster. slower than a snail. I found difficulty finding good wireless provider in the US. Most salesperson would not help a visiting Canadian to get a good deal for all they were trained on is getting a long term plan.

After three days of trial, and few states later, I was able to get a good deal from an AT&T guy in the outskirts of DC who just gave me a microSIM and said: set it up. It worked. I chose the 5G/$30 deal for it meets my need. Good deal. Speed is good. I’m satisfied.

This solution was suitable for most of my need. The annoyances include missing signals, non-coverage in most rural area. Loss of 4g coverage. The most annoying feature is the disconnections that happens with Google Latitude. It could not keep track of my location regularly.

One good feature of the AT&T is the massive number of WiFi locations across the US which includes (like Bell) Starbucks and McDonalds.

the iPad was a very useful tool for many of the tasks which I will cover later. For now, the AT&T and iPad is a good tool to complement the GPS. Additionally, it was not bad to keep connected with my PhD team and doing some of my PhD assignments.

– Posted using BlogPress from my iPad

Location:Alexandria Bay,United States

3year olds and ideas

This idea came to me while driving to Yorkton… Based on Breuer’s 3 year idea, I am wondering if there is a relationship between being obese and the habit/attitude taken while being breast fed. For example, if the mother tends to start feeding the baby when she just cries as the first test to address the crying (before trying to figure out other causes )) would tend to make the individual eat even if the are full? Is there a relationship between being slim and the mother attitude to allow the child to cry for a while before feeding? Is there a relationship between eating habit if the mother followed a strict feeding regime whether the kid was crying or not… I wonder.

Maybe i should ask the elderly that I meet during my trip to see the relationship.

Maybe I should start with these two ladies.

– Posted using BlogPress from my iPad

Location:Broadway St W,Yorkton,Canada

East to west trip

Here I started my next phase of using nomad technology. I have been traveling for two days now in my soul search and experiencing next generation technology. I am traveling from Fort Mcmurray to Montreal through the US to enjoy the beauty of North America, reflect on my next 5 years of my life and, most importantly, experiencing the eNomad life: that is, living and working anywhere, anytime, anyone ice and just in time. I had some mishaps so far, but I am converging to something thrilling. At the moment, I have reached Kenton on the border between Sakskatchewan and Manitoba on my way to Grand Fork, North Dakota which I am planning to stay for one night to finish my Sat PhD assignment.

So, the technology I am using is my car GPS, my iPad and a Bell G4 pay as you go plan. I am facing some hiccups with connectivity on the road. But McDonalds always come to saving me because of their free WiFi. I still have to figure out what I must do when I get to US.

So, from now on, I should be able to blog my thoughts and feelings as I progress. Hope it works.

P.S. the picture above is taken at Yokoton McDonald. The place I downloaded BlogPress app and testing it with this post.

– Posted using BlogPress from my iPad

Location:Broadway St W,Yorkton,Canada

LAK12: 3 ingredients that made up a new LAK side dish

Three ingredients that I am adding to my Learning Analytics plate: (1) Recognizing that sometimes we do not know ourselves, (2) recognizing that existing profiling tests cannot measure accurately who we are and (3) recognizing that we need to look for recurring learning patters that determines our learning strengths. These are 3 recognitions under the questions domain more than answers.