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There’s this old Monty Python sketch in which a mischievous man publishes a Hungarian-to-English phrasebook with an unusual twist: he replaces the English translations with bits of nonsense and suggestive phrases. In the sketch, a Hungarian man is seen at a tobacconist’s asking to buy a book of matches. The phrase he reads from his [...]
Uberblogger and tech guru Claus Valca noted yesterday’s post about the faster Internet we’re getting here at Pine Gulch, and posted his own speed test results. And wow! He’s getting some amazing numbers. Looks like he’s getting a major kick from Comcast’s PowerBoost. Both his download and upload rates are insanely great. (And be sure [...]
Those of you whole live in or around Houston know that Comcast has been taking over the cable services, including broadband Internet, previously operated by Time Warner. While we were on vacation last week, Comcast began switching its Road Runner customers over to the new network; Road Runner customers are also being forced to switch [...]
When I got back from Huntsville this morning, my replacement VOIP “modem” was waiting for me. After fiddling around with the old modem for over a month, I finally called Vonage on Monday, and had them send me a new one. Well, it wasn’t that easy, I had to go through the service guy’s rigamarole [...]
Here’s why this site has been down the past couple of days, in the words of Cubesoft tech support:
There was a total network meltdown, which began on or about 5 AM Aug 29th. A new router, not the main router on the external interface, was misconfigured very badly. It was passing both incoming and [...]
Channel 13 is reporting this morning that Time-Warner cable is leaving Houston. It amazes me that a big company like T-W would abandon such a large market, but I guess stranger things have happened. This interests me not because of my cable service, but because of my Internet. I have Earthlink cable Internet, which is [...]
Who killed Sue’s Best Friend? The CPU did it in the ZIF socket with a bent pin. Fortunately, the murder of a computer is sometimes reversible.
It’s because of things like this, kids: New IM Worm Installs Own Web Browser.
I finally got the Data Center back online Tuesday. Roger (from work) and I drove over to Fry’s at lunch time and I bought a repalacement for my mostly burnt-out Linksys wireless router. Tuesday afternoon I plugged in the router, and everything just worked. I still have a little tweaking to do, but most everything [...]
It only took me 45 minutes on the phone with Earthlink and Road Runner technical support (they kept transferring me to each other) to convince them of what I had already figured out: my cable modem had burn out its PC port. They told me I could just walk into the local Time Warner store [...]
Where’s you sergeant, men?
BLOWED UP, SIR!
That was probably the only funny moment in Stripes, an otherwise forgettable movie. Well, I now have several pieces of equipment that have joined Sergeant Hulka in the BLOWED UP category.
Yesterday we had a Mother’s Day dinner and invited Fred, Jackie, and Jackie’s mom Cindy to join all of us [...]