Outstanding job Good! Now all it needs is a Canadian flag set on top of that baby. Well done.
lol, absolutely! :canflag:
.. make it happen GooD.. and a team93 flag while you are at it!
BTW you don't know how many guts it takes to reach the top of this thing, it does not procure a feeling of security for sure haha, it must be like overclocking a celeron cpu i suppose :rolleyes:
You never know if you do not try...
Actually it is not very scary at all. Just use proper safety equipment.
Some pictures taken on top of a 200 feet shimney:
..I know that's :topic: but i was willing to share my opinion on this with you
Well, I'll go ahead and say "GooD" job and just ignore the critics that don't appreciate the effort you went through. I'll also say your English is better than some trolls who have it as their primary language. Yeah, you have some connections that made the job easier but so what. What I got from the article is you took some initiative, negotiated some deals, etc., worked your ass off, and got the job done for a reasonable cost (yes not "on a budget" for the grammar police).
For the detractors posting here about where his dad works, etc., if you lived in a rural or small community how do you know the local cement company wouldn't be willing to dump their leftovers at the end of the day? Or maybe barter setting up a companies WIFI for some free cement / welding / crane? It's called bartering.
OMG look what you did GooD! U killed SM..
hey GooD, do you share the conection with your neighbors, or just make them suffer with jelously?
Some people need to stop wasting 1's and 0's of valuable web space and realize that they don't have to post every stupid comment that enters their brains.
There will always be those who are jealous of people who have the brains and initiative to do something they are too lazy and/or stupid to do themselves. It's pathetic to the point of being laughable.
GooD, I agree with lemonlime and prof and I'm glad that you're proud of your accomplishment - I'm thrilled that the few idiot detractors didn't manage to get you down. You also accomplished posting the most widely interesting article on Short-Media ever. Damn you're GooD!
Okay the numbers are in.
We had FOUR MILLION VIEWS of that article on Friday alone. :eek2:
Kevin, you're a little bit famous now
We made german mass media too - DER SPIEGEL!
Der Spiegel carried it (The blurb was re-written into German). The headline was Die Kirche ist im Weg (The church is in the way!)
Your name was on it too!
"Gerade auf dem flachen Land kann es manchmal schwierig werden einen schnellen Internet-Zugang zu bekommen. Vor diesem Problem stand auch der Kanadier Kevin Lavallée. Eine Kirche blockiert die Sendestrecke zwischen seinem Haus und dem Sendemast eines Internet-Providers. Seine pragmatische Lösung: Er baute sich einen 20 Meter hohen Empfangsturm in den Garten. Nachahmung auf eigene Gefahr!"
I'm a journalist with CanWest News Service, a Canadian wire service for 12 daily papers, including the National Post. Could you put me in touch with Kevin Lavallee? I'd like to write about his wireless tower project.
hahah holy smokes... Kevin, just in case he asks, you can definitely put him in touch with me as well. Congratulations, you're a national hero! ;D
Guys, I'm surprised nobody's asked already. But, how in God's name did you get planning permission for that thing? Here in the UK I'm sure you'd need to speak to the council and get permission to put something as big as that up!
It's a monstrosity, but probably worth it for you. I just feel sorry for all your neighbours ;D.
Oh and people, I don't suppose any Short-Media members would have noticed but the link to our forums at the end of the article is wrong. It is www.short-media.com/forums instead of http://www.short-media.com/forum. 4 million hits and we have an incorrect link to our forums :wtf:.