Archives / 2004 / July
  • Offshore this, Earthlink

    I've been a very happy Earthlink/Mindspring customer for years -- until today. My service has been down for 19 hours and I tried calling for help twice. Both times I didn't talk to the tech support guys for more than a minute. I had no idea what they were saying. I believe they were speaking English, but some dialect that I just can't understand. Problem not solved, buh-bye Earthlink.

  • Be aware, carb watchers

    While at Subway buying a carbalicious footlong sub this afternoon, I noticed a bag of carb-friendly Doritos. Diet fads are always good for a quick chuckle and these Doritos didn't disappoint. 1/2 the fat, 1/2 the carbs, etc. But wait, there's more! Oops, I mean less. The bag weighed in at one ounce. That's 40+% less than the other bag.

  • Happy Independence Day to me

    I just noticed that my DSL connection is running at 300+ kB/s -- I'd never gone over 160 before. Now I feel like I need to find big things to download (I've already grabbed the VS2k5 beta), much like I feel I need to print things when I get a new printer, download fancy game demos when I get a new video card, etc.