January 17, 2006
Yesterday, I was thrown back into the Dark Ages and forced to live as a primitive human being. Comcast bit the dust all over Effingham County and I lost both my cable television AND my internet connection for hours... and hours... and HOURS! It was HORRIBLE! I was lonely and afraid. I was jonesing bad. The Crackerbox was quiet... too quiet. Even a long soak in my hot tub didn't help.
Speaking of which, I left the got-dam cover off the tub when I crawled out yesterday and now the temperature is down to 75 degrees. Just Damn! It'll take all day to heat it back up again.
I was forced to read a book and listen to music, for cryin' out loud! That ain't no way to live. How did people survive before cable TV and high-speed internet? They had to be pretty damn tough, if you ask me.
Some time after I went to bed last night, all my critical stuff started working. Thank Bejus! I'm back in the real world again. It feels good.
Now I wonder if I have grounds for a lawsuit over the pain and suffering I experienced yesterday...
The only thing worse is when a storm knocks out the electric.
I don't know if it's because soooo very much of just daily living comes outta those little wall sockets, or the not knowing how long it's gonna take to fix.
Whichever it is, I hate when that happens. (Especially after dark....)
You can sue anybody for anything! Any jury member who has had their ISP crash at a critical point in a porn download will feel your pain.
My cable provider (TV & internet) wants me to take their phone service......I keep telling the idiots how am I supposed to call you when my cable is out!
(Yeah, I have a cell but that's beside the point.)
Why put all my eggs in one basket?
I once had trouble with a cable company going out frequently. I finally kept a log of how much it went out, and deducted a pro-rated amount from my bill...they never demanded a full bill!!! Ha!
Cable sucks, especially when it's the only option.
Rob, get yourself set up with that broadband cellular. Being from the Northeast originally I can't bear to recommend Verizon, but it probably works.
If you live vaguely near a city and can get cell reception, you can get speeds faster than dialup, but slower than cable. If Greenville, South Carolina has it, you probably do. I mean, unless you live in the stick. I can't remember where you live, exactly.
...and twice as expensive.
I've been on Comcast internet for about 4 years. I hated their TV cable, but when I wanted broadband, they were the only game in town. Don't think I've had a cumulative whole day's outage in all that time. Having a little problem with wireless to other computers in the house, though. May have to resort to wire the farthest one. LOL.