Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Comcast = crap

So a mere week after phoning to have cable and internet hooked up at the new digs, a tech managed to come out and connect two wires (the house already being wired for cable). Imagine the torrent of profanity when I attempted to access the internet and was rudely shunted to a Comcast blocking page, which very politely asked me to download an assload of Comcast shitware and install it on my computer before they'll activate my account. Then failed to activate my account. After talking to two "customer service" reps (the first having put me on hold at various times for a total of thirty minutes, draining my cell phone battery to the point where I was forced off the call), I was told that the problem could not be resolved at the phone monkey level and would have to be escalated, presumably to people who actually know what the fuck is going on. Those apparently being in high demand, I should have internet at home by Thursday. Feel free to write a letter of complaint on my behalf.

At the moment I'm at the University, which very thoughtfully provided a wireless network which I can access with my shiny new laptop. Bitching about my Luddite neighbors, not one of which has a WAP which I can sneak through, will come at another time.

Monday, August 15, 2005

Damn you to hell, Comcast!

So I'll have internet at home...next Monday. I have a wireless equipped laptop on order, which will be here on or around Thursday. So here I sit, in some sort of netless Purgatory, while the world whistles by and I sit unawares. The running is good, though.

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Angry Brown Person Alert!

Apologies to my loyal reader(s?), but I've been wrapping up a job, packing my belongings, and hightailing back to a nice, dry desert. Not that I have anything against Seattle, other than it being the armpit of the universe and all, but it's nice to be home. I don't have internet access yet, I'm camping in an Internet cafe frantically trying to clean out my overburdened inbox. Posting will be sporadic for a few days, which is of course a vast improvement over "non-existent."

On the business side, I love Billmon, but for some odd reason have a bone to pick with illustrating exactly how stupid some people are by comparing them to Indians. Racism in pop culture is alive and well.