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To Change One’s Yahoo Password

by admin on July 20, 2012

At the bottom of any TamworthExchange or Sandwich Board message, click on “Visit My Group”
At the next page in the top left corner, click on “sign in”
At the next page enter your current user name and password
At the next page in the top left corner, click on the little arrow pointing down, and choose “Account Info”, you’ll be asked for your password again, enter it and proceed to the Account Information page.
Once there, click on “Change your password”
Enter your current password, then your new password twice in the boxes provided.

From Yahoo:

“Your password should be easy for you to remember but hard for others to guess.   Never share your password with anyone, and never reuse a password that you’ve used before.  Your password must be at least six characters long. Use a combination of capital and lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters (such as +, ?, and *) in your password. (Yahoo! passwords are case-sensitive.)”

When you’re satisfied, and you’ve written your new password down somewhere,

click “save”.

Then sign out,

and back in again

to make sure it works.

To be the most secure you should change your password often. How often? Well, the more often the more secure.No matter how secure your password is, if Yahoo, or Hotmail, or Google or your Bank’s security is breached, and it happens all the time, your account could be compromised. If you keep changing your password, it’ll minimize your exposure.


Declan & Demirhan hoist the 7th section up to Dennis on the tower. Dennis is at 60 feet, this section makes 70. Soon the Cleveland Hill tower will be broadcasting!


E-Waste Drive Saturday June 2nd

by admin on May 16, 2012

The Tamworth Wireless Cooperative is please to announce an “E-Waste Drive” on Saturday, June 2, 2012 for residents of Tamworth and Sandwich and surrounding towns. Here are the basics:

What:  An “E-Waste Drive” – an environmentally friendly way to get rid of all those old electronic devices that you still have because you aren’t sure what to do with them (there’s a specific list of items below).

Where & When: The K.A. Brett School in Tamworth, Saturday June 2, from 9am to 1pm

How It Works:   You put your electronic items in your vehicle, and drive it to the Brett School. When you arrive, a team of trained volunteers removes and sorts them for reclamation. You don’t even need to leave your vehicle, or pay anything.

How much will it cost me?:     Nothing. FREE. Zip. Zero.

How is that possible?:   The Tamworth Wireless Cooperative is sponsoring the event, along with the K.A. Brett School, The Tamworth Farmers Market, Harte Rentals, The Brass Heart Inn, Sunnyfield Brick Oven Bakery and a growing list of private donors and business sponsors. If you’d like to pitch in, click on the “Donate To The Drive” button over in the left column or contact our Treasurer,  Sheena Harte <[email protected]>

If you know that you have more than a few things that need to go, especially those big CRT monitors and televisions, please let us know.  We’ve heard rumors of largish caches of stuff out there, and the more the merrier, but please let us know so we can have enough trucks on hand on June 2nd.

If your devices have personal data on them that you would like to save or destroy, please do that before the event. If you need help with that or have questions, call me at 603-323-7188, 603-986-3619 or <[email protected]>

Okay here’s the list:

ACCEPTED MATERIALS: Computer Systems and Accessories, including

  • CRT Monitors (please warn us if you have two or more – it’s still free, we just need to know)
  • Handheld Devices
  • Pagers
  • PDAs
  • Two Way Radios
  • Microwaves
  • Audio & Video Equipment
  • Game Systems
  • Office Equipment
  • Fax Machines
  • Photo Copiers
  • Printers & Scanners
  • Surge Protectors
  • Telephones
  • Typewriters
  • Adding Machines
  • LCD Displays
  • CPUs
  • All-in-Ones
  • Laptops
  • Servers
  • Switches & Hubs
  • UPS Systems
  • Keyboards & Mice
  • Hard Drives
  • Optical Drives
  • Wires and Cables
  • Televisions
  • DVDs
  • VCRs
  • Stereos
  • Speakers
  • Camcorders
  • Cameras
  • Radios
  • Cell phones

The Tamworth Wireless Cooperative is a registered 501(c)(12) non-profit cooperative.


Inner Siri

by admin on January 7, 2012

The phone wakes me at 6:30.
My inner Siri says, “Good news sleeps ’til noon.”
She’s right,  I take my time.  I’ll make coffee and play the message.
Then a little yellow light tells me Great Hill needs juice.
I don’t have to hear the message,
  I’m in the Jeep and on my way.

Siri and I spent lots of quality time together when I was a kid.  We were up before the rest of the world,  pedaling my Schwinn Stingray to deliver a hundred Boston Globes,  every day.  Most mornings Siri ran things for the first half hour.

 “count the papers,  affix correspondence,  fill the baskets,  open the garage door,  and out into the dawn.”

My inner Siri knew the route well,  almost a hundred houses over two suburban developments.  She made it possible to operate at a functional,  pre-conscious level for a while.

 “Johnson,  rolled up,  mailbox,  owes for last week”

“Sullivan,  folded,  doorstep.”

“Chase,  flat,  table on the screen porch.”


“WARNING DuPont! inside screen porch, on the doorstep.”

“WARNING DuPont! minature-poodle-ankle-biter is present!.”

Siri and I settled on a squirt bottle on my bike frame as the solution to this one.  I can hold Fifi off for long enough to drop the paper inside,  if I aim just above her cute little fangs.

I’m finding that keeping track of the Tamworth Wireless network and our members is much like the paper route.  I know all the names, where they live, and their individual preferences.  It’s also afforded me the opportunity lately for quality time with Siri and the rising sun.  The trip to the fire tower on foot has become my regular exercise, and I am frankly surprised at how much I enjoy it.

“The doctor said a walk a day,  it may as well be to the fire tower”.

So,  whether it needs it or not,  I try and walk up the tower once a day.  I’ve reached the point where I’m in shape enough to enjoy it,  so now I am spending quality time with my inner Siri again after a very long time.  Just the two of us before the world is awake.



Photon Quest

January 1, 2012

December 15th to January 15th, the darkest stretch of the year. December 18th to January 3rd, this solar-powered network’s highest traffic volume period ever. The amount traffic passing through our access point on the Great Hill Fire Tower is four or five times more than this week last year. It’s a sunny day with single […]

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Tamworth Wireless Upgrading To Fiber!

September 19, 2011

Hello Tamworth Wireless Cooperative Members, One year ago when we built our network, our plan was to work toward being able to deliver competitive internet speeds to our members. Our goal was to be able to provide a true viable alternative to the existing national and regional carriers operating in Tamworth. We did not seek […]

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September Is Sign Up Month!

September 14, 2011

The Tamworth Wireless Cooperative – Tamworth’s hometown, non-profit cooperative internet service provider – is offering a free month of service to anyone who signs up in September. Tamworth Wireless was formed to serve parts of the town that are not served of other high-speed internet providers. Access to the internet is becoming more and more […]

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