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The Internet

November 28th, 2017 1 comment

The FCC is going to do away with past rules on net neutrality.  It will allow the ISP to charge for “fast lane” access.  Right now there is no discrimination.  Every site must be treated the same.  The new rules will let the ISP charge for the very services that are now free to all.  That means you may end up with low resolution in the videos you view if the provider doesn’t pay them — Netflix, Youtube, Ted and all the rest will have to come after us to fund being able to fully use their service.  They have a working business model and that will have to change and change at our cost. Read more…

Game Changing

July 13th, 2012 No comments

History is full of them.  You got most of them in grade school history so I won’t act like Miss Jones.  (Who said for a change? Not nice!)  I just read a Slate article that frankly didn’t make much sense.  It is about Amazon’s new business plan.  Now not getting it about business news from media types isn’t a shock.  Few get anchor jobs by way of the School of Business.  But, at least it get some of the Journalism and Liberal Arts folks off the welfare rolls. Read more…

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Cursive — foiled again

October 3rd, 2011 6 comments

Remember cursive?  It happened in 2nd grade.  I don’t know what the deal is now.  Then, it was this pencil with lead the size of some huge pasta with a funny name and a barrel the size of a cigar.  The paper was ugly yellow with one line the size of two.   We did our “exercises” consisting of pages of  O’s and / linked together.  We swirled and slashed ad nauseum.  The boys hated it.  The girls excelled.  Yeah, we were sexist at a very early age. Read more…

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Off your duffs people

August 31st, 2011 1 comment

Drop your — rhymes with blocks — and grab your socks.  The lady blogger are authorize to improvise.  I have a reader that I use.  Most of you figured out how to authorize a feed.  My feed is full of a variety of subject.  The ones I held dear are poker blogs.  OK, the Feds did the first word of that in.  You do realize the blog part is still intact, right? Read more…

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Shaggy dog and Sundays always…

August 30th, 2011 No comments

So, there’s these three guys in a bar — a priest, a minister, and a rabbi.  No, let’s make that three bloggers walk into a bar and…now who’d believe that? So belay that.  Two robots walk into a monitor…

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Fair Play

July 28th, 2011 3 comments

Well, you read my encounter with Comcast.  And now, the other side of the story.  Well, the story didn’t change but I got a note from Edith that made me feel better.


What’s 99?  The number of times I wanted to pull a Waffles. It was tempting.  I am pretty good at shots and there were a ton of opening.  Not doing so left me on the moral high ground.  So, when I got the email from the person who’d done me favors and showed follow through in the process, I sent her both online sessions where I remained a gentlemen.

I am not saying, I won’t blast away like a Bostonian somewhere down the road.  And, enjoy the process.

But this time being Mr. Nice worked out.

Good morning Mr. Prevo,

I would like to apologize for the inconvenience you went through. I am checking with the refund department to make sure you receive your refund.  I also reviewed your account and its showing that you are paying $ 21.99 for cable and $19.99 for internet. Once the promotion for the internet ends, I will extend it for an additional six months and give you a $10.00 off your cable service. This is the least we can do for your inconvenience and frustration.

Good guys +1

P.S.  If you are a Comcast customer, write down that email address I put in the other post.

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Comcast Resolved?

July 27th, 2011 2 comments

I guess this is the fourth time I thought that the Comcast mess was resolved.  You know me.  The eternal optimist, right?  The trip stayed convoluted right up to ComcastSteve’s last promise.  I class that with a Bill Clinton bodily fluids guarantee. Read more…

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I am from _________

July 26th, 2011 2 comments

AND I AM HERE TO HELP.  As poker players we have encountered those folks.  It is laughingly referred to as Level One Support.  It isn’t new.  As a geek trying to get something from the monolithic version of AT&T the key was, “Let me speak with the Group Chief Operator.”  That was a term that transcended function.  There wasn’t a magic phrase that worked at the poker sites.  I don’t think there has been a online person that hasn’t had their turn in the barrel. Read more…

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The Amazing Amazon

June 28th, 2011 No comments

No,  not Edgar Rice Burrough’s sequel to Tarzan and Jane.  It is about the Juggernaut with the Dot-com on the end. Well, it is really about there and everybody else.  Shipping is part fiction and part sloth.  Read more…

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Sparky and his Ilk

April 12th, 2011 4 comments

I am not really knocking Lightning.  It is his Senators that I’d like to see deported.  The new Republican one is bad enough with a mind on being part of the nanny government.  But, he pales in comparison to Durbin.  The guy is a joke. Sadly, he is a very powerful joke.  And that ain’t funny. Read more…