Friday, September 26, 2003

What is wrong with judges these days? Two of these "judges" (and I use the term loosely) ruled in favor of telemarketers in the recent fiasco invloving the national "do not call" list. That one of the judges said the list infringed on the first amendment rights of the telemarketers is ludicrous. As if telemarketers should have any rights after invading the privacy of citizens for so long. All of them should be put in prison.

I shouldn't write too much while I'm still so upset, so I think I'll end it here. Just one more thing, it looks like all of you who signed on will still be receiving calls after the October 1 start date. By the way, how is signing up for a national "do not call" list any differant than buying one of those telezapper jiggers?

Wednesday, September 10, 2003

Have you ever found yourself thinking about past romances (or attempted romances) and wondered "What if..."? Today, I found myself thinking along those lines exactly. In my case it was one in particular. Why is it that we so often torture ourselves imagining what might have been? I have way too much time on my hands...

Wednesday, September 03, 2003

Yep, school is back in session and I managed to get my internet connection working again. I've never installed the software that Charter Communications bundles with their cable modems, and I had not intended to start this past Saturday when I received my self-installation kit. However, WinXP wouldn't see the connection to the internet (Linux did!) and I didn't feel like fiddling around all afternoon to get the thing working, so I folded and popped the CD in. Once the installation software was done taking down my life story, everything seemed to be working great. I removed all of the software that Charter had installed (everything that showed up on the control panel under "Add/Remove Programs" anyway) and my connection was still good - proving that Charter's software is absolutely useless.

Of course, Charter being what it is, it wasn't long until things started going wrong. Shortly after dinner, I noticed that AIM had been disconnected. After some random pinging and poking around in XP's settings, I determined that it wasn't a problem on my end of things. Actually, I could still get things to work if I plugged the modem directly into the cable outlet instead of going through the splitter. Turns out the signal levels weren't where they needed to be in order for the modem to work properly (which explained why the cable TV still worked). Anyway, a technician came out Tuesday and got everything working again. I have to give credit to my dad who suggested the signal problem when I told him about the problem Friday Saturday night.

Anyway, everything is up and running smoothly. Now I can regal everyone who reads this blog (all two of you) with plenty of exciting, thought-provoking entries sure to keep them awake for hours.