Monthly Archives: July 2012

Amazing July Pusch Peak Sunrises!

I admit it.  I have one of the best apartment views on the planet.  Located in southern Oro Valley, Arizona I am directly across the street from Pusch Peak.  In addition my view north overlooks Oro Valley to the Tortolita Mountains.  In the summer the Sun sets far enough north that I catch wonderful sunsets too.

We are having an outstanding Monsoon so far this year and as a result there are enough clouds at sunrise to create an unusual number of outstanding Pusch Peak Sunrises (patent pending).  It is amazing to be able to sit on the deck enjoying my first cup of coffee listening to the birds waking up and watching God show off His sunrise making skills.  I think this is one of His favorite spots.  I know it’s mine!

I have typed too long already.  These shots don’t need commentary.  Without further adieu (whatever adieu is : ) here are this month’s amazing sunrises starting with this morning and working back to July 2nd.  A few more shots are available at my blog www.TonightsSunset.com/category/sunrise/  Enjoy!

July 31, 2012
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July 30, 2012
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July 29, 2012
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July 26, 2012
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July 2, 2012
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Google fiber is good for you!

Game changing internet speeds are about to hit Kansas City as Google fiber will be rolling out next year.  With advertised speeds of 100 times the current top speeds on the internet and Google fiber is about to change everything.  Throw in a cable like TV service with incredible DVR capability and Google fiber may make your internet and cable service obsolete.

Set to roll out next year to neighborhoods in Kansas City, Kansas and Kansas City Missouri, Google fiber will offer internet speeds of 1,000 mbps download AND upload!  Compared to the typical top speed of cable at say 12 mbps down and Google fiber is a shooting star to cables old lady driving to church on Sunday.  With Google fiber there is no buffering of videos or movies or live events.  Internet content is as fast as servers can serve it up.  Video is instant on and Kansas City is set to see a huge boom in business.  Google is promising a streaming TV package that appears to offer live sports and an amazing ability to record eight shows at once at a competitive $120 a month.  That TV package comes with the blazing fast internet access.  Combine all those services and it’s no wonder so many people are saying, “shut up and take my money!”

Here’s a cute video put together by Google illustrating the history of web access starting with dial-up transitioning to today’s OK broadband and finally the zippy 100 times faster 1,000 mb/sec. G Fiber.

There is much more information on Google fiber and what it means for Kansas City can be found on the Google fiber web site, which just makes sense.

Let’s think about some of the implications of this revolutionary jump in speeds.  Not just for consumers, but for internet providers and Kansas City itself.  If you are planning an internet conference (or any conference) and you know that your thousands of attendees will have multiple devices connected to the internet, wouldn’t you choose to have your event were the internet pipes are huge?  That is why KC will see an influx of business when G fiber hits.  Some businesses may even decide to move there depending on how aggressive Google is on rolling this out to the rest of us.

Why Kansas City?  I don’t know.  Maybe someone can include the answer in the comments below.  All I know is that cable, satellite and DSL providers have about two years to come up with a response or be obsolete in a Google fiber world.  The competition is going to be great for all of us!  Look for faster speeds and lower prices coming to an internet near you.

For those who can’t wait, it’s “Kansas City.  Kansas City here I come.”  I’m thinking of joining them.  The best steak and barbeque I ever had was in KC.