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Based on the ruling in the Second Ruling and Order, issued September 10, 2003, I made a call monday to schedule an appointment for Wide Open West to supply me a Firewire capable cablebox "by any means necessary". So today, I get a call at 8:30, telling me that my appointment was canceled because my current cablebox's firewire ports cannot be activated. The tech on the phone makes up some BS about WoW not having any 1394 capable boxes. I pointed out the FCC ruling, and he didn't appear to care. So I called back immediately, and scheduled an install for an HDTV cablebox. I made sure the lady understood that the only connector to my "TV" (really a P3 700 with 128MB RAM) only supports IEEE1394 firewire. She promised me this is supported on the box I am being supplied.
But since my appointment was cancelled, they couldn't reschedule the install for today. Friday, between noon and 4pm, I'll be getting it. (along with, apparently, HDTV goodness over the firewire port, since that's a basic feature of the box I ordered. Yummy.)

Here's to hoping they don't do something silly again, lest I find my way over to my favorite bookmark.

PS: Yesterday rocked. Those involved know why.


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May. 11th, 2005 05:19 pm (UTC)
Hello there. Just letting you know that I posted one of my sat. photo logs. i'm not as happy with it as i was when i started, but there's always next time.
May. 11th, 2005 05:24 pm (UTC)
Awesome. It took me a minute to remember who you were. :-)
May. 11th, 2005 08:26 pm (UTC)
Hah, after I posted that I wondered if you would remember or not.
May. 11th, 2005 08:41 pm (UTC)
yea, I forgot what I had for breakfast today, but I can remember discussing the posting of photos. No idea why. I know it had to do with my hat project.
(Speaking of which, I've got more photos for that. I really need to add them to the gallery)
May. 11th, 2005 08:44 pm (UTC)
Please do! I love records like that. I'm not sure why...
May. 12th, 2005 12:31 am (UTC)
May. 11th, 2005 06:06 pm (UTC)
naturally it rocked. Once you replaced the smoke detector battery and that chirping went away, how could it not rock?
May. 11th, 2005 06:48 pm (UTC)
It rocked harder a minute ago when the inspector came and appeared plesantly surprised.
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