Do You Really Want This?

I sincerely ask this question because this is the road we are rapidly traveling down. And the destination will be an America none of us will recognize at all. So, if we don’t want to live like this in the very near future, we have to do something about it now. Specifically, let’s talk about just 2 things for now:… Continue reading

I Ain’t That Dumb

Comcast appears desperate to know who my new internet service provider is. I blogged about their weird phone call in which they all but demanded I tell them. I had to tell them that information was none of their business. It felt so good! Now, Comcast is sending me emails.1 But, their last email was the most clever and clandestine,… Continue reading

Comcast: “Sir, you don’t have a choice.” WRONG!

hortly after moving to Atlanta, I learned that Atlanta is a “test market”1 and therefore our Comcast internet had a 300GB monthly cap. Additional fees applied for overages. I called their corporate office2. I told their agent that I flat out refused to have a 300GB data use limit, that no one told us of a 300GB limit before we… Continue reading

Webpass, Inc.

 Have you ever had a company you really wanted to succeed? They just provided a product that was so needed, or at such a value, or both? Webpass is one such company, and I had never heard of them before yesterday! When we first moved into our new apartment in San Francisco, I connected the WiFi router, and, just for… Continue reading

Comcast: HaHaHaHa!! The Laughs on You!!

You assholes are getting what’s coming to you! And you more than deserve it! You and your absurd 300GB bandwidth limit! Your horrific phone system. Your wretched customer abuse masquerading as support. Frankly, I hope Brian L. Roberts, CEO of Comcast, loses his fortunes, that all of his good employees go to work for Google and Verizon, and that the… Continue reading

New AppleTV & George Orwell

Short version: Unless you are wanting to play a few games on your TV, or unless you want to cut the cable cord, the new 1st gen TV is a total pass. Version 1 of the tvOS is, as has become standard practice for Apple’s new products, a big step backwards. The foundation they have set in place has potential… Continue reading

TWIR #1: WiFi Is Voodoo!

The Week in Review (TWIR) Topic 1 I’ve decided that wireless internet networks are more closely related to voodoo than to physics and engineering, even simple logic. While our network in this house is admittedly more complex than most small businesses, how can it go from working for over a month at a time (with no changes to it at… Continue reading

@Comcast: You Are on Notice!

Yesterday I posted about your sweet little deal with the Atlanta test market. I’m over you, Comcast, and I want a divorce—the sooner the better! I found out Google Fiber is coming to my area, hopefully in the not-too-distant future. I’ve asked them to keep me updated on their fiber network buildout. And when they do arrive on this street,… Continue reading

The Sweet, Intoxicating Smell of Being Ripped Off!

Shhh! It’s a Secret! Hey, Atlanta, did you know that you are a test market? Yes! Yes, indeed you are! I should say, we are, since I live here now, too1. We are one of the test markets2 for how Comcast is going to raise their internet prices to gouge you even more. We only get to use 300 GB  … Continue reading

It Just Doesn’t Add Up…

My grandfather and father both used the expression “horse sense*” as in, “It doesn’t make horse sense.” In other words, even the brain of a horse could figure this out. The following things don’t make horse sense to me. 1. That in the United States of American an adult can be clearly and emphatically told by the police not to… Continue reading