KDS Internet

Anyone have experience (good or bad) with Konceptio Data Service, aka KDS? It’s an ISP here in town that caters to folks not just in city limits, but also the “outskirts.”

Living in rural Montana has its benefits. Fresh air, the breathtaking view of the Missouri river, safe and serene, ample space. Who wouldn’t want that? Yet there is a glaring downside. The major internet providers forgo these areas, simply because of the lower population. That is where KDS comes in.

Their plans look pretty reasonable, and I’m wondering if KDS would be a better backup to have ready instead of BridgeMaxx.

Not A Blog

Forest Wickman over at Slate.com doesn’t mince words – and he’s right:

I’m not going to sugarcoat this…calling a post a blog makes you sound stupid. That may seem harsh, but I’m doing you a favor. Every time you make this mistake, it sounds like you don’t understand this newfangled thing, the World Wide Web. Even if you think all those who might judge you are just being superficial, that’s not going to stop them from judging you. To sum up: This is a blog post or a post or a blog entry. It is also a piece and an article. But it is not a blog.


Picked up a few things at Peking Garden this evening and found this little kitty on the counter by the cash register…waving at me…waving…hypnotic…

The food I picked up wasn’t for me – it was for my lovely bride – I opted for some burgers and fries from Ford’s Drive In 🙂

Although I’m not a huge fan of Chinese food (egg-drop soup, pork slices, potstickers, pork fried rice are my limit), I will note that Peking Garden’s website is pretty dang good for a restaurant – not one damn PDF that I could find! Lots of others could/should take tips from them.

Peking Garden Kitty!

Link Roundup

Been far, far too long since I did a good old-fashioned link roundup. Here we go:

Jack over at The Western Word offers his thoughts about the continuing saga of Barry Beach, who was convicted in 1983 of killing a Montana teen in 1979. A little over a year ago, Beach was released from the Montana State Prison when a judge determined that Beach should get a new trial. Last week, the Montana Supreme Court said no, he doesn’t get a new trail, and Beach was sent back to prison to serve the rest of his 100-year sentence.

Heather at Moderately Crunchy talks about what it’s like to be a “PWS” – a Person Who Stutters: “I want to tell you a little more about my daily life as a PWS and hopefully clear up some myths and prejudices along the way.”

The Kitchen Witch always has interesting recipes (and great photos) – here’s two you might like: Double Chocolate Almond Joy Pretzel Cookies and No-Bake Nutella and Pretzel Cookies.

Jenn Rowell has a neat profile/interview of Courtney, the “Queen Bee” (and blogger-in-chief!) at Glacier County Honey.

Jamie Ford is almost ready to take the top spot on the New York Times best-seller list again – the launch date for his next novel “Songs Of Willow Frost” is getting closer!

Claire noticed that a couple of Great Falls natives who achieved fame (for varying definitions of “fame”) in their chosen industry may not ring a bell with most folks: “Welcome to Great Falls, Montana, birthplace of Linda Ann Hopkins and Sheila Young.”

Shutterbugs: Curtis saw a big snake, and Todd saw a majestic eagle!

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