so the other day i was looking for an online editor. i prayed to google. and found nothing that i wanted. whine. then i found coliru. no idea what a coliru is. or why google couldn't find it. i only know that it makes it easy to show folks code. thanks kid. here's a donation. enjoy.
so i called comcast to cut the cord. cause i really didn't like them sneaking in the service protection plan. which is a slowly growing charge. at $5/mo i cried, enough! there's also the $1.50 broadcast fee. cause apparently it costs money to rebroadcast free content. and i should pay them to replace the original broadcast commercials with comcast's own. um, no. all told we were paying $26/mo to watch castle and forever. which are available for free on broadcast. why? cause for the longest time you couldn't get internet without at least basic cable. but now you can. sorta. comcast offers a multi-product discount. so you can have cable only for $66/mo. or you can cable+tv for $63/mo. wtf? comcast is paying me $3/mo so they can say i'm a tv subscriber. even though the cable isn't even connected to the tv. hrm. i'm thinking about calling them back and negotiating for $5/mo to be a tv subscriber.
cutting the cord
my cable bill has been slowly creeping upwards. it's time to cut the cord. so i went to fry's and bought an hd antenna. there were many brands to choose from. they are color coded. an online tool told me i needed a yellow one. great. beyond that, the online reviews weren't very helpful. basically some work. some don't. it really depends on location location location. so how did i choose? heh. i was clever. fry's has a pretty good return policy. they mark product down a dollar or two if it was previously sold and returned. many models of hd antennas had many returns. i bought the one that didn't have any returns. heh. so i tried it. and it worked. time to make the call.
today's what the fuck? moment comes to us from at&t. my phone company. my only phone company. i was editing my email address. submit. rejected! they want me to give them a contact phone number. seriously? what the fuck? why is my phone company asking for my phone number? you'd think they should really already know that. like yes maybe? sheehs.
we get dvd's from netfix. yeah, old school, i know. technology is for making not for using. anywho, we have this little ritual we do after watching a movie. while stuffing it back into its little envelope, the stuffer asks: anyone want to watch it again? and of course the answer is almost always no. or crickets. to which the retry is, bueller? bueller? notice i said almost. cause there's always an exception that proves the rule. astute readers will already know the name of the movie. anyone want to watch it again? yes! a chorus of yesses of course. cause it's groundhog day.
's my idea for fixing california. actually it goes a fair ways to fixing the partisanship crap currently running amok in the house. click the link. sign up. up vote. get in the game. thanks. the basic idea is reverse rank order voter. cause we treat politics in america like one big (expensive) reality tv show. like dancing with the stars. we might as well pick the winner the same way.