Sunday, January 28, 2007
It's day 3 without Internet here and all the fears I've ever had with Comcasta are quickly becoming true. While our digital cable service was restored realitively quickly, two visits from them have not resolved the issue of internet connectivity. They even tried to blame my Linksys cable modem which has never had a problem in the eight months I have owned it. I proved it was still their problem when they brought their own Motorola modem and it could not link up either. It turns out that there is a problem with the feed from the front of the building to us in the back, and they will come out in "48 to 72" hours to fix it. Again, I say Thank God For Treo or else I would be completely cut off from the world. Granted it's speed is but a hair above dial-up, but it is fairly functional. I payed my credit card bill with it and ordered an SD card online too. It's not a replacement for a laptop, but my Treo never fails to amaze mew in coming through in the clutch. Thank you Palm, Inc. for building such a wonderful product.
Saturday, January 27, 2007
I am back from Dallas after 10 days on business. I missed everything and everyone. I especially missed Roxanne and the Bears winning their two playoff games at Soldier Field. Our hotel rooms were very decent this time we even had HBO and our own bathrooms. The weather in Dallas was absolutely atrocious it was around freezing the whole time and to say Dallas is not equipped to handle snow is an epic understatement. The best way to sum it up is that they don't use salt, they use sand. And the only place they use it is on the bridges. Ludicrous. Finally, on the last day it got to be 50 degrees and we actually saw the sun. It was so enjoyable going to the airport, the Bears were on, the sun was out, and we were going home. I managed to catch the 2nd quarter at the airport where I was so weary I just flopped down on the floor, used my jacket as a pillow, and watched the game. The best was when Thomas Jones ran eight straight times for 67 yards and a touchdown. I was so impressed I bought a Thomas Jones jersey as soon as I got back. It turns out I wasn't the only Paus away from home watching the Bears as my brother's unit in Iraq was interviewed from Iraq. I can't tell you how cool it is to see your brother do the Super Bowl Shuffle via satellite. I'll post the link as soon as I find it. Incidentally, I've posted this whole blog today via Treo as Comcast has decided to deny us service. Supposedly they are coming out today, but we'll see. Good luck Aaron and go Bears!