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by kumphawapi
January 7, 2012, 6:30 pm
Forum: Things to do in Udon Thani
Topic: Visit the "sea of red lotusses" - in Kumphawapi district
Replies: 23
Views: 10581

Visit the "sea of red lotusses" - in Kumphawapi district

Cycled all round the lake yesterday. Very enjoyable. Took 4 hours. 30 miles.
by kumphawapi
January 2, 2012, 7:28 pm
Forum: Things to do in Udon Thani
Topic: Visit the "sea of red lotusses" - in Kumphawapi district
Replies: 23
Views: 10581

Visit the "sea of red lotusses" - in Kumphawapi district

The red lotus are looking at their best at the moment. We visited today, and there was a short queue at 8am for the bigger boats, but no queue at all for the traditional wooden lake boats. We took an old boat. The circuit for the bigger boats seemed to be quite short, with a regular procession of bo...
by kumphawapi
December 30, 2011, 5:27 pm
Forum: Society and culture
Topic: Sugar Cane Backlog
Replies: 7
Views: 2036

Sugar Cane Backlog

As far as I know the payment is based on variety and quality of the stems - thickness and length of stem and maturity- and is assessed in the field, then per tonne delivered.
The sugar content is measured in the syrup flow, but is not linked to individual lorry loads.
by kumphawapi
December 27, 2011, 7:02 pm
Forum: Society and culture
Topic: Sugar Cane Backlog
Replies: 7
Views: 2036

Sugar Cane Backlog

Scheduling the cane delivery is a difficult process. There are differences as well in the grades of cane that the different factories will accept, so some cane gets trucked quite long distances. The most important thing is to keep the factory running at full capacity 24 hours * 7 days between Novemb...
by kumphawapi
November 16, 2011, 1:43 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: British Embassy Survey
Replies: 9
Views: 1103

British Embassy Survey

No name, no address, no passport number = no risk

But you do have a chance to explain why you think services are shoddy and suggest how they could be improved.
by kumphawapi
November 15, 2011, 3:32 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: British Embassy Survey
Replies: 9
Views: 1103

British Embassy Survey

The British Embassy is conducting a survey of retired British nationals living in Thailand Closing date 30th November http://ukinthailand.fco.gov.uk/en/news/?view=PressR&id=653358582 This is a golden opportunity to get our views and needs noted by the Embassy. Question E5 asks for suggestions. I thi...
by kumphawapi
November 12, 2011, 2:33 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Thai longboat
Replies: 4
Views: 1005

Thai longboat

ImageThere are many wooden boats in use on the Nong Han, and many more looking somewhat abandoned in the mud.
I am sure you could pick up a second hand one for very little at Ban Don Kaeo
by kumphawapi
November 1, 2011, 4:27 pm
Forum: Travel & Transport
Topic: Driving from Udon Thani to Chiang Mai
Replies: 4
Views: 2991

Driving from Udon Thani to Chiang Mai

We went the scenic route last January. 210 to Loei, 2013 then 1143 to Uttaradit. 1023 Lampang. Very beautiful, mostly good, empty roads. Several stretches of roadworks that you would not want to cross in the dark!! Almost all enjoyable driving. Spectacular views. But too much for one day, as we ende...
by kumphawapi
October 25, 2011, 9:02 pm
Forum: Computers, IT & Electronics
Topic: storing in the cloud
Replies: 15
Views: 4430

storing in the cloud

A problem with sites like lastpass is that they are a single interface to many passwords, which is much more interesting for a hacker. How do you know it is the lastpass site you are conecting to? Because it uses a certificate to identify it. Who issued the certificate? Unfortunately the certificati...
by kumphawapi
October 25, 2011, 4:14 pm
Forum: Computers, IT & Electronics
Topic: storing in the cloud
Replies: 15
Views: 4430

storing in the cloud

Thieves generally go for the easiest takings so as long as lots of people don't encrypt their important files, then encrypted file are generally safe. use separate passwords for each account ( I have something like 60 different passwords so impossible to memorise) Store all passwords in an encrypted...
by kumphawapi
October 23, 2011, 1:25 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Learning and Speaking Thai
Replies: 34
Views: 4898

Learning and Speaking Thai

I like the Manee and Friends book. I think the website at http://www.learningthai.com/books/manee/index.html is much better than the link given previously.

There is a wealth of other Thai learning materials on this website http://www.learningthai.com/
by kumphawapi
October 22, 2011, 1:22 pm
Forum: House & Land
Topic: Window & Door Security Alternatives (Meshtec)
Replies: 21
Views: 7484

Window & Door Security Alternatives (Meshtec)

I am using a set of three foscam steerable cameras. You need to set up fixed IP on the network and cameras. The process is straightforward, but there is a steep learning curve to get it right, (press and hold the reset button and start again) and there is a lot of duff information on the Internet. A...
by kumphawapi
October 12, 2011, 10:03 pm
Forum: Udon Thani News
Topic: Chance of Rain
Replies: 13
Views: 4187

Chance of Rain

The heavy rain shows no sign of ending with another tropical depression developing and likely to bring heavy rain over Thailand next week.
by kumphawapi
October 7, 2011, 12:44 am
Forum: Money, Finance & Investing
Topic: More Doom & Gloom to Come
Replies: 85
Views: 14611

More Doom & Gloom to Come

Money in the bank may retain its value in numerical terms, but the latest buzzword - as used by the UK government - is quantitative easing, or printing more money. Another word for this is devaluation. The UK pound lost 1% of its value today. This is effectively a 1% tax on anyone and everyone who h...
by kumphawapi
October 2, 2011, 3:32 am
Forum: Udon Thani News
Topic: Chance of Rain
Replies: 13
Views: 4187

Chance of Rain

A wet night followed by yet more heavy rain later in the week
by kumphawapi
September 27, 2011, 1:34 am
Forum: Udon Thani News
Topic: Chance of Rain
Replies: 13
Views: 4187

Chance of Rain

The smaller storm has moved rapidly inland so it could be a very wet and wind morning. Strongest winds are likely to be further south. Two storms this close can interact with each other, which makes them even more unpredictable. If winds with you stay easterly, then the main storm is probably south ...
by kumphawapi
September 26, 2011, 9:50 pm
Forum: Udon Thani News
Topic: Chance of Rain
Replies: 13
Views: 4187

Chance of Rain

Two separate typhoons developing. A big one off the Phillipines, but the uncertainties over its track are quite large.
The smaller one's circulation wasn't visible on satellite until today, but is much more likely to impact on Thailand
by kumphawapi
September 26, 2011, 12:57 pm
Forum: Travel & Transport
Topic: Air Miles (British Airways)
Replies: 0
Views: 515

Air Miles (British Airways)

For anyone collecting Air Miles you need to book your long haul flights now, as they will be seriously devalued in mid November to the point of being worthless for long haul. That is the bad news The good news is that there are return flights available from November to Jan, Feb from Heathrow to Bang...
by kumphawapi
September 24, 2011, 1:48 pm
Forum: Computers, IT & Electronics
Topic: Stop using Internet Explorer ??
Replies: 34
Views: 3198

Stop using Internet Explorer ??

I have been having trouble for months with slower speeds downloading/uploading, even though I have been steadily increasing the Mbps through my cable company. I use Hotmail for email, and it has become a nightmare to upload to their server and type emails. My computer started displaying the wrong i...
by kumphawapi
September 23, 2011, 2:00 am
Forum: House & Land
Topic: Flooding and drainage rights
Replies: 1
Views: 864

Flooding and drainage rights

The family house was built about 40 years ago on a gently sloping hill side well above any potential flooding. More recently houses have been built downslope, and they seem to compete with each other to raise the land level and build strong walls round each property. A group of older properties are ...

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