When is the Ding Sound Not a Good Thing?

When it’s the sound made of your minivan bouncing off a wall in the underground parking at work.

Fortunately, it was just the rear right panel in front of the wheel well. That and it’s a minivan… that is paid off. If it was my mid-life-crisis-mobile I’d be pissed.

If I had one that is.

The mid-life-crisis-mobile. I think I want one.


Cable Bill…

I figured out why my cable bill took a jump up this month. When I bought the receiver (HD with PVR) with my new LCD (120mhz, 42”) TV the local cable provider (Rogers) offered me a free trial package for two months.

Well the free two months ran out and I forgot to cancel it so I called them yesterday about it. It appears you can go to their website to add packages but they don’t let you remove them without calling in.

Go figure.

The package was about 20$ more a month which really wasn’t a big savings and I should look at it again to see if I can hack off a bit more. I figured while I had their ear I’d ask about the other issues I was having…

I was getting fewer channels upstairs than I was downstairs which included the HD sports package and the time shifting. They promptly sorted that out.

In closing, they offered me a two month trial of the HD Nature package (I checked the price for that online – its about 8$ a month) which I debated getting for the kids so I figured I’d try it out.

Any bets that I forget to cancel it before the free two months runs out?

A Tip for Internet N00bs…

You need to realize that if you’re going to post a comment to someone’s blog then you’re IP is going to get tracked. And that IP can reveal some pretty interesting information about you and where you’re connecting from.

Prime example, it took me two seconds to find this information and I could dig deeper if I wanted to bother but I figure the post originated from a childish fanboi who didn’t like what I had to say about Mass Effect 2.

While I don’t really care much for political correctness, I do draw a line at ignorant racism.

The internet isn’t as anonymous as it seems.


Bowl of Coffee, Cup of Cereal…

I’m that with it this morning.

Grab a mug, a bowl, a teaspoon then open the instant coffee (I know…), scoop up some in the spoon and dump it into the bowl. Empty the coffee from the bowl into the mug where it should be then turn on the kettle. Put some Fruit Loops (I’m feeling it) cereal in the bowl, add milk, grab kettle of boiled water and pour into bowl… almost. I did catch myself there.

Good start.


Once again, Wolfshead’s entry on the First 15 Minutes of EQ2 was not a “direct comparison”. Anyone who thinks so is either incapable of comprehending the written word or they didn’t read it and you’re going on what others have said.

Oh wait, there is another possibility, you’re a rabid fan with blinders on and you get defensive any time someone rails against your current game of choice.

I think most of us have done this at some point.