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Sorry for the large collection of off topic posts this week. I swear it is not my intent to turn this into a rant blog (although it is fun to rant), but this week has just gotten better and better. Today my Internet connection shut down at home, and Cox is saying it is an issue with my wiring. Of course they can't come out to fix it till Thursday.

So I'm hanging out all day today and tomorrow at my local coffee shop. I think it is a fair bet to say that the CFJUG meeting will be canceled tomorrow. I will post tomorrow morning to confirm it.

Sorry folks!

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Archived Comments

Comment 1 by Mike Potter posted on 11/1/2006 at 1:35 AM

MAX jinx? My computer shut down on me when I got home, and IS has been working on it for hours now to fix it.


Comment 2 by Phillip Senn posted on 11/1/2006 at 1:38 AM


Comment 3 by todd posted on 11/1/2006 at 1:41 AM

I usually hop on the wireless scanner and find a neighbor with a strong signal....woops...did i just say that out loud?

Comment 4 by Mike McConnell posted on 11/1/2006 at 2:01 AM

If you live in the typical subdivision (house on top of house on top of house), just bogart one of your neighbor's wireless connections ;) I have at least 3 wireless networks (unsecured) within connection distance from my home office, not that I would ever really use them, and chances are pretty good that you do too. It astonishes me that people still don't lock down their networks.

Also, I don't know if EATEL provides service out your way, but their new fiber network is awesome (phone, internet and cable TV packages). I switched all my services to them (from Cox)and it's one of the smartest things I've done in a long time. I consistently get down/up speeds of 5MBPS/1.5MBPS on my DSL service through them and they rarely go down (plus I talked them in to giving me a static address at no additional cost).

M. McConnell

Comment 5 by Raymond Camden posted on 11/1/2006 at 2:59 AM

Nope, I live in a neighborhood with mostly older folks. Lafayette DID vote to let the city provide fiber to the home, but BellSouth has been fighting it tooth and nail since they know the city will provide the services for half the cost.

Get this - before the election last year - they actually sponsored push polls - where the pollsters would call folks and tell them stuff like, "Did you know that if the city provides cable tv, you won't be able to watch religious programming due to separation of church and state?"

Anyway - now I'm off topic.

Comment 6 by Brian Rinaldi posted on 11/1/2006 at 3:33 AM

I think it is the Cox/LG/Mini cabal...a conspiracy for sure ;)

Comment 7 by todd sharp posted on 11/1/2006 at 3:50 AM

So that's why you don't like me Ray! Because my company will own BellSouth after this Friday!

I've been meaning to ask you what is happening with that actually. Is the city going through with it?

Comment 8 by Phillip Senn posted on 11/1/2006 at 6:16 PM

Laughing out loud.

Comment 9 by Raymond Camden posted on 11/1/2006 at 7:45 PM

Todd - we are still fighting lawsuits. It is truly sad.