Monday, May 17, 2004

Remote access


Well, just as I unveil my big redesign, I lose Internet access for about 10 days. After months of consideration and discussion, Deb and I decided to ditch Comcast cable and go with DirecTV. In addition to it being cheaper and recommended highly by Deb's brother Matt and her mom, the clincher was that they offer TiVo as part of the package. We get local channels (except New England Cable News), plus some cool ones we didn't get before (like the excellent VH1 Classics and MTV2), plus TiVo for less than we were paying for Comcast without TiVo. The problem was we also had Comcast's high-speed Internet service, but when they disconnected the cable, it also shut off our Internet access. We had planned to switch to Verizon DSL, so I signed up for that, but it won't start until next Monday. It's weird not having constant Internet access at home. But everything will be okay in a week, hopefully.

Lily's baptism was yesterday and it went off without a hitch. Much like her sister two years ago, Lily slept through much of the ceremony. We had family in from all over--my mom, my brother and his family, Deb's brother Matt and his family, Deb's dad and uncle Jim and his wife--and threw a little shindig afterwards. On Saturday, it was in the 80s and humid, and we set up an inflatable wading pool we got as a gift from Deb's co-workers. Hannah and her cuz Danny had a blast splashing around in there. Hannah had a rough weekend because she's cutting some molars and has had a fever, but her spirits were high when Danny was around.

If you have to get pulled over for speeding, I guess this is the way to go.

Saw the mighty Sloan at the Paradise last Tuesday. They rocked the house. The place was about 3/4 full with the crowd consisting of mainly dorks like me, cute college-age girls, and Canadians. Truly a great experience.

All right, since I'm doing this from work, time to actually do some work.

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