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  1. Texting/messaging apps are free, and telephone is built in, along with so, so much more. I was a long time businessman, too. These days potential business comes via the published messaging address. Check it out gringohombre. WhatsApp is widely used all over the world, that's a good one to study. But there are others, like Messenger (built into Facebook), Line (very popular in Asia), and lately Signal (which touts very high security). The horse was once a "tried and true" way to travel!
  2. I made a similar comment about 10 years ago to my PhD computer scientist son who replied, "eMail is a dinosaur, Dad". You are probably old enough that this does not matter, but if you plan on staying on this planet for a while it will probably be much to your advantage to learn why younger people use texting apps now, and why email has become a method just for delivering large files.
  3. Just went thru the checkpoint. It is now 50 meters from the green Joco-Chapala sign on the Chapala side of the border. They are only stopping traffic going towards Ajijic.
  4. CTRL+ALT+Q Hold down the Control and Alt keys (bottom left) and then press Q
  5. El Bizco

    Pasta Trenta

    No, not really. I know you like to cook. Please do read about this in the reference cited. If you can not access it, CG, let me know and I will PM you the salient info. I am interested to know what you think.
  6. El Bizco

    Pasta Trenta

    Hard pasta is used with olive oil based sauces, while soft pasta is used for butter/cream based sauces. One is not better than the other. (see Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking by Marcella Hazan, the Julia Child of Italian cuisine)
  7. Does anyone know the current status of the new hospital on the libramiento that was supposed to open Dec-Jan?
  8. But if the electricity you are using to charge your electric vehicle is produced with fossil fuel, your electric vehicle in effect is running on fossil fuel.
  9. This is no longer true. Now they just look it up on the computer. If you are the buyer and they see an amount is due, you have to pay it before they proceed with the transaction. I just went thru this in Dec in Joco.
  10. If you have an INAPAM card you can get a 50% discount. They allow I think 4 persons, maybe it's 2, per bus to use the card.
  11. When will it open? (The Dec-Jan timeframe discussed on this board no longer seems possible.)
  12. ETN arrives at the bus station in Nuevo Laredo. Walk out front of the building and you'll see the taxis. Ask to go to the bridge. (Be sure to ask first how much is the fare, else you will be taken for 2 rides :-) Fare 2 years ago was 50 pesos. Taxi will let you out right in front of the bridge. Join the line to walk across. You will need your passport. Really easy. I love walking that bridge. I do it pulling a suitcase. On the other end of the bridge there are taxis you can take to wherever.
  13. We are talking about a haute cuisine French restaurant. I do not think you know what that is, what the cooking principles involved are, what the philosophies are. What you are saying about hamburgers or whatever makes no sense in this context. It's not at all about just coming up with popular tasty items and putting them on the menu! I do not judge people by wealth, and I am by no means wealthy. I said nothing about judging anyone by money. That all came from your head. Ditto your comments about snobbery. I did not make this post to argue with you or anyone else, just to inform. If I insulted anyone as you allege, then I truly apologize to them.
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