Sunday, April 21, 2013

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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Reuters blogger Jack Shafer has a brilliant take on people who whine and moan about something that they get for free on the internet

Thursday, March 14, 2013

10 to 25 Mbps = 2.17Mbps?

For BIG downloads, Comcast appears to be in the 10 to 25 Mbps range--average of about 15Mbps.  But really it's 2.17Mbps.  What gives?
(this was a 2.8GB download; it took 22 minutes; therefore 2.17Mbps was the download speed, in spite of how much bandwidth it shows was being used. Any questions?)

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Already slower :-(

Can't get the same numbers I got yesterday.  I noticed this morning immediately when the average speed went to 15Mbps from 25Mbps...  I was starting to like Comcast.  :-(

Monday, March 11, 2013

AT&T vs Comcast

I had AT&T DSL internet service.  I was happy.  I recommended it to my friends.  Then AT&T, over a period of a few months, cut the speed to dial-up levels. Dial-up.   YouTube wouldn't load.  Hulu was the same.  And forget about downloading anything--it would take forever.  

And there was, apparently, no recourse.  None.  Even after many hours on the phone, and in spite of paying more for the highest tier of service, I was getting shit!

If you wonder what speed you are getting, head over to 

This was the best AT&T U-verse could do:

AT&T U-verse was giving me less than 1Mbps.  Sad.

And today I got the Comcast "Performance Boost" installed:

24Mbps!?  Wow!  Happy now!  :-)

Thursday, January 3, 2013


Mk I AT-AT Imperial Walker.  From Star Wars.  Seen at the Port of Oakland.

Wikipedia say that "A common myth is the design drew from prominent container cranes at the Port of Oakland, California, a myth both Lucas[4] and visual effects expert Phil Tippett[5] deny. The inspiration for the AT-AT was Paraceratherium, an extinct species of rhino-like creature and the biggest land mammal in history."
But here's photographic proof!  Keep the truth alive!