Monday, March 9, 2015

Post 2898 - Monday


It is past 11pm. I should turn in shortly.

Long day. My latest Frank column went up this morning, and not much was changed. Some items were moved around, so I asked my editor, who gave me some good feedback that I will implement going forward.

When we got home, there was a parcel waiting for me. Turned out to be the official replacement modem/router from the phone company.  The one I got for 8 bucks on Friday was a stopgap thing. The one I got today was two antenna, so a full 300Mbps rather than 150. I swapped them out this evening, specified my pppoe username and password, modified the default SSID and password, and I was away to the races. Working just great so far. The router is in the next room, and I have nearly a 100% signal nearly 100% of the time.

I had long since forgotten about it, but just before Christmas, Mom and I went to a restaurant in Coldbrook. It was one of our favourites. And it was the last time we were there together. But on the way out, I put my name in for a draw for a free satellite dish and installation, and discounted programming. Anybody who had a meal there could put a name in for this draw. I would probably have put my name in for a draw for a used set of pliers.

Also this evening was a message on the machine from someone reporting that I had won the above. I called Buddy, whose actual name is Buddy, and he spelled out for me what I had won. I demurred. Not sure if I want a satellite system or not. I have been happy with digital cable for many years now. Even if I went with Aliant tv, it is a fibreop-based technology not requiring an unsightly dish affixed to my roof.

I am not sure if I will go forward with this "prize" or not. Likely not. What would you do?

I guess that is it for this evening. I may as well turn in. Another long day tomorrow.

See you then.


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