Lights! Computers! Action!
quaint as our compound may look, electronically, it's on the
cutting-edge of hi-tech! Many of our lights are computer
programmed or on timers, and once again this year, broadband
Internet access will be available! Here's the poop:
The low voltage lighting around the scrubs and along the
fence by the front house are on timers. Some timers
are located behind that fence; others are located on the
side of the deck by the back house porch door (near the pool
Sometimes when it rains, the ground fault interrupt outlets
may trip, causing the timers to stop. It's an easy
fix: just press the 'reset' button and the unit should start
working again. Be sure to reset the time on the timer.
lights in the tree in the driveway and some in the back
house are on computer-programmed timers that are far too
complicated for most of us to understand. They use
X-10 technology and controllers and it shouldn't be
necessary to futz with them, but in the event they do not
work as expected, contact Stephen L. for further
pool light seems to have a mind of its own.
Most of the bugs seem to have been worked out, and it should
function properly. Keep in mind when using the pool
light dimmer (located on the side of the counter by the
front house back door): Do not turn it up full, as it will
sputter and fail. Rather, turn it up only about
halfway. Plus, you'll save yourself from looking hideous in
Once again, we're pleased to announce we will have broadband
access through the cable company for your computer, should
you choose to bring one. The equipment will be located
in the front house and beamed
wirelessly and magically throughout the entire compound.
is some security on our system so that any old war
driver can't just hop on our
network and steal our broadband!
network's SSID is Cody. Everyone will receive
instructions on how to log on
to the network.