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by J.J.B.
Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Email Preference 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 726

Re: Email Preference 2018

I switched to Microsoft Exchange through Office 365 with my own domain after a few bad experiences with other webmail/IMAP suppliers. It’s around $3 per month and is worth every cent for stability, security, spam protection and uptime.
by J.J.B.
Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Electric Cars
Replies: 255
Views: 15318

Re: Electric Cars

The current of a UK supply us determined by the rating of your distribution board, the device that takes the mains supply and distributes it around the house. Ours is rated at 120 Amps. So 120x240 = 28.8 kW. If I were charging a 90kWh Tesla, for example, theoretically I could do that in just over 3 ...
by J.J.B.
Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Legal fees and lawyer
Replies: 21
Views: 1673

Re: Legal fees and lawyer

It’s worth looking at the cost breakdown for Chavalit as they may have included any number of the one-off payments to the Land Office and others that are required when buying a house.
by J.J.B.
Sun May 13, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Locations that serve a "good" Amercian / English breakfast.
Replies: 178
Views: 26304

Re: Locations that serve a "good" Amercian / English breakfast.

Went to The Simbo today for breakfast at 09.30 and it was shuttered-up. Perhaps not open on a Sunday morning.
by J.J.B.
Thu May 10, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Banking in HH
Replies: 14
Views: 1225

Re: Banking in HH

Interesting indeed! I’ll have to try that and see if it works for me too.
by J.J.B.
Wed May 09, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Banking in HH
Replies: 14
Views: 1225

Re: Banking in HH

Many thanks HH! :) I'll look into it a bit more. I have had a couple of issues where a DC wasn't accepted. The Visa Debit card I have with Kasikorn Bank (just had to get a new one issued today) is different from the standard Visa debit card I have with other, non-Thai banks. The main difference is ...
by J.J.B.
Sat May 05, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Thailand's imported wine crackdown
Replies: 51
Views: 3410

Re: Thailand's imported wine crackdown

I've just come back from Makro, Hua Hin. They have loads of boxed Mont Claire, but 2 varieties (don't drink, so no idea what the difference is) Claret and Green box markings. Exactly the same as Tesco, 999 Baht for a 3 litre box. The colours denote red and white ‘wine’ respectively. I’ve always pre...
by J.J.B.
Tue May 01, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Foo
Topic: Where's PeteC?
Replies: 15
Views: 1127

Re: Where's PeteC?

Good to have you back, Pete; everything in moderation and all that!
:cheers:
by J.J.B.
Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Property & Real Estate
Topic: New House without a pool?
Replies: 46
Views: 3786

Re: New House without a pool?

Pool maintenance has not been expensive in my experience. Our house was built in 2012 and the pool benefitted from a 10 year warranty. The development management fee covers all pool maintenance, gardening, lighting and cleaning of common areas, security etc. for around 7,000 THB per month. You can o...
by J.J.B.
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Mobile phone blockers in Hua Hin?
Replies: 22
Views: 2345

Re: Mobile phone blockers in Hua Hin?

The link from google pretty much covers it. You can buy small, battery powered ones that have perhaps a 5-10m effective radius for around 2,000 Baht, or larger, mains powered ones that might go up to 25m radius for around 6,000 Baht.
by J.J.B.
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Mobile phone blockers in Hua Hin?
Replies: 22
Views: 2345

Re: phone blockers

I wasn’t able to find any in Hua Hin but bought two in Pantip Plaza at the ground floor market area. My brother runs a security company specialising in heritage buildings, mainly churches and civic buildings, he uses them to show how most wireless security products can be blocked by such things. I d...
by J.J.B.
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Ask The Expats
Topic: electric gate opener battery
Replies: 13
Views: 848

Re: electric gate opener battery

On the other end of the system, my gate motor went kaput after being flooded at the end of last year. If anyone knows where I can get one for less than the 25k THB I’ve been quoted, I’d be grateful.
by J.J.B.
Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: Demise of AWOL magazine
Replies: 29
Views: 2828

Re: Demise of AWOL magazine

Certainly if that business has any percived connection with journalism.
by J.J.B.
Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Flights, Airlines & Airports
Topic: Thai Airways - Seating Restrictions for Obese
Replies: 20
Views: 1898

Thai Airways - Seating Restrictions for Obese

I was convinced this was an April Fool’s news story but apparently not: https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/thai-airways-fat-passengers-banned-businessclass-boeing-7879-dreamliner-a8282916.html This strikes me as a total waste of time and towards the bottom of the list of ways Thai ...
by J.J.B.
Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Kasikorn and SCB drop internet transfer fees
Replies: 6
Views: 810

Re: Kasikorn and SCB drop internet transfer fees

Kasikorn Bank has charged me 35 THB for an ‘immediate’ transfer of 50,000 (their current maximum interbank transfer amount) and 25 THB for an amount of - I think - less than 30,000.