Category: tv

"Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative."

Fun with WideOpenWest (W.O.W) bill, customer service, and discounts

Recently my cable and internet bill has been going up a lot, and with discounts expiring it was set to go up to $183/mo for Ultra TV signature and 30/3 internet. On 1/8/15 I called and said the magic word “cancel” because Comcast was offering a cable package with slightly less channels, but with 50Mb …

Wide Open West does it again …

Years ago Wide Open West started offering cable and internet service in Grosse Ile, where I was living with my parents at the time at home. Back then we had 2Mbps service if I recall correctly, and they had just recently been rolling out 5Mbps service in our area. Out of nowhere, WoW sent us …

Getting the ATI TV Wonder 600 USB to work in Linux (Fedora 14)

About a year ago I got a good deal on an ATI TV Wonder 600 USB TV Tuner ($20 of woot.com), which I was pretty excited about. I tore open the package and plugged it into my newly installed Windows 7 system, which I had just installed and was happy with. I’m usually a Linux …

Ok, Fox News. WTF?

Are these people serious?

Fedora 9 Install by YUM

Thanks to this post for the instructions. # yum update # yum clean all # I like to repeated update and clean all a second time to make sure everything got updated # Run the following command to update the yum repo on your box: rpm -Uhv http://mirror.liberty.edu/pub/fedora/linux/releases/9/Fedora/i386/os/Packages/fedora-release-9-2.noarch.rpm http://mirror.liberty.edu/pub/fedora/linux/releases/9/Fedora/i386/os/Packages/fedora-release-notes-9.0.0-1.noarch.rpm # Next I had to do …

Lunesta

Lunesta commercial on TV: “Contact your health care professional if you walk, drive, or perform other activities while you sleep.” Umm…..what? Drivers out there, please, if you are sleeping while driving, WAKE THE HELL UP! Guess that might explain some of the idiotic driving I see here in Michigan … Lunesta!

Geoffrey Feiger quotes Malcolm X, and totally screws it up

“A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything.” – Malcolm X (1925-1965). “If you don’t stand for something you end up standing for nothing.” – “Geoffrey Fieger” (TV Ad – 2008) First off, this clown looks like a 60 year old lesbian with that hair cut and fake tan. Ok ok ok, that …

The producers of Cold Case love Nirvana

Watching the show tonight (first time ever, btw) I heard around 4 Nirvana songs in the same episode (Heart Shaped Box, Something in the Way, Come As You Are, and one other I can’t remember). I like Nirvana, so I didn’t really mind it, just thought it was strange. Oh, and a quote worked into …