Sunday, February 6, 2011

Bloggaday 338 – In Yo Face! Pt 2

Bloggaday 338 – In Yo Face! Pt 2
By David “1.7mb/s!.*” Dysart

As I said at the conclusion of Yesterday’s Bloggaday, I actually have quite a bit of good stuff to say about Verizon and their fios. Well, there’s a bit of that coming up.
As for that equipment, I will say it is awesome, so allow for this short praising commercial. Before, we had a modem and then ran that through a Linksys port that split the signal and gave us wifi. They replaced it with a shmexy box. Now, when I wrote this, I was going to put a picture of my box on here, but that now seems entirely inappropriate.
Before, on a good day, wifi had sketchy connection in the closest part of the living room. On a bad day, there was nothing at all. I worked up a couple different parabola setups that did help, but the latest setup I used had to be taken off if I was in my room. There was much talk about moving all of the internet stuff. Even having them put the new box in a different room. I’m glad we didn’t though. With this bad boy Verizon gave us, we can get wifi anywhere in the house.
I won’t go into details of what I had to do to get the computers to work in case there are any techno shenaniganizers reading this, but my dad found the owner’s manual online for it, and I went through a long and convoluted process of finding out what I had to do and doing it for each new device. I finally got everything working on the wifi. Unfortunately, my iPhone doesn’t seem to working on it anymore, so I’m going to have to try to fix it again. The lazy-to-need ratio just isn’t right for me to do so yet.
To end on two last positive notes, the speed is just ridiculous. Before, 300kb/s was a very good day and it always fluctuated during the download. Now? 1mb/s is at least typical, which is just insane. I was just downloading something and was getting 1.7mb/s. To consistently have 4-6x the speed I’ve ever known is weird. Just in time too since Mike Schmidt’s The 40 Year Old Boy has been putting out 2-hour episodes lately.
A last little perk is now when someone calls, it tells you on the phone and usually tries to say it on the speaker. I guess it’s nothing major, but we’ve never had caller ID before so it’s a cool little screen-blocking tool ^.^

Now, I wrote this all just after we had it installed, but it’s been sitting in a folder since then. But no MORE!.* The Bloggaday is shutting down in a couple of weeks, and I’m rather behind on content, so I’m posting this up. I’m also going to fill it out a little more to stretch it into 2 Bloggadays.

So, I have since worked out the problem with the iPhones. Now I’m very confident with my knowledge of the system. I can pretty much do what I want with the system now. I’m making that system my bi
Hey, I’m done

Listening to
Laredo by Band of Horses

Twitter Tag
I think I’ve shaken the Verizoninjas, but now the techno shenaniganizers are afoot, only on Bloggaday

Going faster than a “Reply All” email, websites like mine will surely go your way The twits are tweeting and rss feeding I pray your mouse batteries die, and you take a tumblr Now here’s a little blog, I’ve got to tell I’m not calling you a bot, just don’t botter me

I wanna view like Youtube Shut up and let me show

What’s pickier than pickier? The Piccaday Light me up that web cam and strap a smile on my face Let the pictures hit the floor I’m gonna pack my pixels and I’m gonna go your way

New to the Bloggaday? These are the essential posts to see
158 – Boxer V Brief – Short, concise joke machine and a DYNAMIC ENTRANCE! to my favorite Bloggadays of the Second Trigaday
159 – A Phthalates-filled Sbarro Breadstick – This was just a funny Bloggaday despite the essence being something no one will get unless the look up what a phthalate is
174 – FNtCCA,aToTbDD– While I think it’s clear I rarely EDIT the Bloggaday, this train-of-thought post shows how much I have to FILTER it…
183 – SotW 13 – This one had it all. Pretty much every bit that’s been a major player in the SotW made its way into this one, so it’s a good one to try.
134 – SotW 5 – This particular Song of the Week featured the characters a bit truer to their original concept. After a while, I started liking Tom too much and changed him a bit which caused changes to Chuck.
227 – PWND: TSHBRotCCPS pt16 was some solid fiction content. Plus, that was probably some of the finest Final Thought I’ve ever thought up.

* Hey, “!” followed by a “.” Is the hip, new thing

Close the screen, the awesome’s getting out

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