Category Archives: Internet

I have a Go Fund Me Page!

  I have a GoFundMe page.  I think it has been set up for a very long time.  I forget when I set it up.  The goal was to get $2000.00 in donations.  So far I have raised $5.00 so I would not say my GoFundMe page is a success.  

“My name is Jim Howard and I got my first computer in 1978.  I put a bulletin board system online in 1982.  It was called Howard’s Notebook and at first, it was 300 baud dial-up.  When the world wide web was invented in 1995 Howard’s Notebook moved to the web.

From the very beginning, I was doing everything with lost cost software and hardware.  I had to write my first BBS program in BASIC.  

My first computer did not have a floppy drive or hard drive, and I had to use a cassette tape recorder. The cost to add floppy drive would have been $350.00 for the interface and $350.00 for the floppy drive.

From the very first day, I was helping new people get online.  I have been doing that for 35 years.

In 1984 Howard’s Notebook was picked by “Line-Up” magazine as one of the ten best sites in the world.  

In 2005 I was one of the people featured in “BBS: The Documentary .”

I was one of the first people to stream video.  I was online blogging and streaming video before YouTube (2005), before Google (1998) and all of the others.

I started using YouTube when they started up in 2005 and I have over 844 videos on YouTube .  I have 2,423 subscribers.

  I am 77 years old and I have been helping online people and providing services.  I was one of the first to bring Internet email and newsgroups into Kansas City (MO) at no cost.

I always had to do it on the cheap.  I never could afford top of the line hardware or software.  I got the job done but others could afford better hardware and software.

I am living on a very small retirement.  Like many others, I just make it month to month.  

I would love to move up to a new powerful computer and video equipment and get to see just how much good I could do with some first-class video production videos on YouTube.

If you would like to see what a difference an old man could do with a first class computer and camera on YouTube I would welcome your help.

I would love to make better videos to help people.  This might be the way I could do it.

If you want to help I would thank you very much.”

Jim Howard  NØUWY


Save Net Neutrality

Friends. Allies. Compatriots.

We may have lost the net neutrality battle, but the war is far from over.

Our FCC chairman, Ajit Pai, was once a good man. A smart man. A fair man. He was a man with the best interests of internet users in his heart.

Unfortunately, it now seems clear that brain parasites have taken our beloved FCC chairman away from us. From the eyes-up, Ajit Pai is now just an empty head-shaped chamber, home to a tiny alien pulling levers.

All sense, all reason, and any sense of duty has been stolen from Ajit. He is gone.

This intergalactic menace can still be thwarted, however! It’s not too late. Congress can overrule the FCC vote to repeal net neutrality, but, much like my kids brushing their teeth, they probably won’t do it unless we yell at them a lot.

Please, raise your voices and join us in yelling a lot.


The Internet Is UNDER ATTACK, Net Neutrality is Dying

Net Neutrality @ Wikipedia 

“Net neutrality is the principle that Internet service providers and governments regulating most of the Internet must treat all data on the Internet the same, and not discriminate or charge differently by user, content, website, platform, application, type of attached equipment, or method of communication.[1] For instance, under these principles, internet service providers are unable to intentionally block, slow down or charge money for specific websites and online content…”

The old days – My TypePad Blog

  I had some the other day say that I had not been logging as long as I say.
The other day I just happen to get a link to an old post on TypePad.  I used TypePad as my blog hosting site from 2003 until 2012.  
  I used TypePad for a lot of years but it was not my first blogging site.  Well, the first blogging site was my bulletin board system in 1982!

God, I been doing this a long long time.  No wonder I am so tired.

No Internet service from Spectrum

Not a good start for October.  Spectrum had an “outage” affecting the Southeastern states, Texas and California.  I am in Fort Worth (TX) and I think it was off for over eight hours for us.
Hulu had a weekend special and it was free HBO from Friday night to Monday morning.  Darlene, started watching Game of Thrones.  She wanted to watch all of the episodes on HBO.  I did not think she could make it before we lost Internet.  Now, I am sure she will not see all of them.
I am not sure who she will blame.  She may blame President Trump or me.  I will try and get her to blame Spectrum.

Darlene will not be the only one blaming Spectrum.
The outage area is below.

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