Monday, November 11, 2013

Turn Windows Update Off/On or Set to Manual

Keeping Windows up to date is without a doubt a good thing but sometimes it can be rather annoying or if your like me and on a metered connection it can be rather expensive. So what to do? Well that my friend is up too you, but here are three things you can do.

Turn it off/on yes off at least until you want to update... simply press the Windows Key or click on the Start Menu if you have one and type update into the search box a list of options will pop-up just select what you want to do they all tend to do the same...

Also you can set it to manual allowing you to manually select the updates you want to install. This is the option I use when I'm traveling as I only have 5 gigs of data, When at home I have 25 gigs of date accept between midnight to five a.m. which is unlimited so that is when I do most of my updates, yep you can set your Windows Update to download at a set time.

This is not for everyone but for people on metered connections this may save you some data. I have this is of some help to someone.

Video coming soon FRAPS is not working for some reason guess I need to restart and as good as ezvid is I don't like that your only option to save your work is to upload it to YouTube,

Saturday, November 2, 2013

What A Fun Night

It's been a rather long feeling night building this 13 barge tow.  With the wind, rain, and sudden temperature drop my deckhands have had nasty cold and damp time wiring this tow up with very little breaks...

I know how they feel, I've been in the same types of weather and worse but you just make the best of it. Can't say I would trade places with them. I don't miss that shit for nothing.

Yet another night and we are at it again, building an eight pack with 5 empties and 3 loads. It's not hard but it is rather slow because I only have two deckhands and no tugs helping us out.

So far it's almost 3am and my crew are almost done wiring two of the loads in, all empties are in place. I have no clue where the last load is at. Maybe if we get lucky one of these tugs will get it in the clear and bring it to us.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Getting 11 Barges

I'm sitting here waiting for my crew to finish up building my 11 barge tow here at CCI Reserve. It's definitely dark and it's raining so I know that the guys are not happy about it, but it is part of the job.

I seems to be taking longer than it would for my regular crew or myself back in the day when I was on deck, but I'm not in a hurry. Once they are done we still have to cross the river and pickup two more barges for a total of 13 to take back the our fleet.