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10 April 2009

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Red

Oh, for the love of Mike, will you quit it??? Complain about...the fact that certain shows are only 83 episodes long, or that shoes cost too much, or that I CAN'T AFFORD A KINDLE RIGHT NOW!!!!!

Stuff like that. Deal with the buzz, yo.

Susan

Yo, Red? Somebody ask you to make a list what subjects bloggers can write about? Cuz last time I asked, part of the beauty of being unpaid was that they could pick their own topics.

I have the same beef regarding the gratuitous bogging down/dumbing down/revamping of software, gadgets and websites. Again and again, they fix what wasn't broken, and make it less useful, less pleasant to use, and crammed with features I don't need and didn't want to pay for.

About the Comcast thing...your TV isn't really old, is it? We're not talking about a digital cable box? Because this sounds hinky. (and Comcast techs aren't the brightest lights out there.) Try calling another cable company and checking whether it's true. (I can't say because we have satellite). I could totally see Comcast shanghaing their customers into paying for another box just for the extra fees.

Christopher

MacGyver is 83 episodes and that guy would know how to fix your cable with some dental floss, a paper clip, and a fur ball.

And the next time you're painting your toenails, slap a little of the polish on the led light and the evil green alien will no longer be an issue.

Sue Cosby

I'm not sure how I would survive without all of the buzzing and red and green lights around here. That's how I check the power is still on every time I walk in the house and think to myself: "this house looks pretty dark... did I remember to pay that bill thing?"

For the really annoying lights. Tiny piece of electrical tape works very well.

Cate

Or, instead of tape, drape a beautiful piece of fabric over the whole thing, even the tv. I do agree with your larger complaint, it is very annoying to have to accept more when you want less.

TheWeyrd1

Seriously, you need a BOX now for basic cable...sheesh. Maybe I'll keep the DirecTv afterall. The little blue light goes out when I turn off the box. I understand having a box for them, but for Comcast's basic service!?! That makes NO sense...hmmm.

Cheryl

Am I misunderstanding something here? I watched the digital special on PBS and they said that if you have cable or satellite - you don't need the digital converter box. You only need the digital converter box if you have an old analog tv that is getting it's signal from the rabbit ears on the TV. If you have a digital TV, you don't need the box but may need a powered antenna to pull in the signal if you have a crappy signal now.

Christie

Without the box, which is free, I can only get channels 1-30, which are currently "broadcast" channels. To watch Animal Planet and HGTV, which is all I watch on that TV, I need the box.

Until today, I didn't need the box to watch them.

Cheryl

The nail polish idea sounds good. :-) The sitting room off my bedroom is where I keep my computer set up and it looks like an airport runway in there in the dark. I have a bath rug covering the printer, and other bits and pieces propped up on the lights on some hardware but the modem still looks like a ufo has snuck in the house.

TheWeyrd1

OHHHHH, you have basic plus or something like that. Yeah, I don't get why you need a box unless you have an OLD TV in your bedroom. When I lived at my last apartment I had about 65 channels of Comcast for free...heh...NO box. And that included HGTV. I'm not sure about Animal Planet, because at the time I wasn't home enough to watch much TV anyway...and I didn't have a pet. I still think it's weird that you have to have a box for basic plus...

Red

Ummm, Susan? I happen to know Christie personally, and, although you don't get what my comment was about, she does. I'd say, think before you speak. Last time I checked, I can pick on a friend, especially if that friend knows and understands that I'm picking on her OCD-ness.

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