Monthly Archives: August 2010

Hurricane Katrina?

Let’s not downplay Katrina, and Rita.  Bunches and bunches of damage was done.  We might be inclined to remember certain lessons, such as, how they spent their hurricane preparedness money on a floating casino.  Or how the whole local response was mismanaged … Continue reading

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la la la from dialup (BFD)

So yes, the Comcast guy was telling me that $45 a month is the regular price for 12 Megabytes.  But come on!  With all the introductory prices out there, including his, why get sucked into an additional $240 a year?  … Continue reading

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a few other nasties.

Lots of people have what you call a broadband connection at home.  I have, for six months.  In the beginning Comcast was running different offers like $25 a month, and I said, yeah, but after six months then they jack … Continue reading

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Part 6 – the laptop battery

When the laptop issue was first brought to my attention, the description of the problem was vague.  I knew how it had been used in its recent history.  It was on all the time, plugged into the wall.  I was … Continue reading

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After-Action Review Part 5

My visit to Fry’s revealed another truth of our times.  I had priced a new thermal cutout and associated wiring harness on line.  But for only 2-1/2 times the price of the alleged replacement parts, you can get a whole … Continue reading

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repair?

Yesterday I took the cover off the non-functioning microwave oven and discovered where the main power had become disconnected from the whole oven.  There’s a thing called a thermal cutout that appears not to have cut out, or however it’s … Continue reading

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Lookin 2d Future

There’s enough to make a list.  For now, let’s agree that the first order of business is to figure out the microwave oven problem, since there is no other conventional indoor cooking mechanism.    The laptop can wait, since I … Continue reading

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