Tag: Comcast

Tech Blogger Tries To Cancel Comcast Service, Blatant Idiocy Ensues

Learned from the once useful site of technology information formerly known as TechCrunch comes this doosie about an AOL product manager attempting to cancel his Comcast service. Some ten minutes into the conversation, purportedly where the guy’s wife has become fed up with the process, the white knight heeds his maiden’s call to handle it

For those without time to frivolously burn, I suggest skipping the audio. It is with little doubt one of the more futile examples of passive-aggressive pantywaist puke I have heard in a long, long time. That is, unless it is all a fraud, which is not unlikely considering how blatantly idiotic it sounds.

Instead, just follow this script if you want your Comcast service cancelled with the utmost efficiency …


How to get a Comcast IPv6 address with everyday gear and a few mouse clicks

ipv6logoThe last time I tinkered with IPv6, it involved tunneling and a custom router. Since that time World IPv6 Day has come and gone, meaning internet service providers have had plenty of time to get a handle on the next generation IP addressing scheme. Seeing as Comcast is one of those major ISPs, Time Warner Cable acquisition or not, and happens to be the one plugged in at my present location, I ventured to find out if the beast could be roused. Without jumping through all the previous hoops.

Long story short … the findings were resoundingly positive. So what follows is the how-to, which has been outlined while running Apple networking gear but does not preclude possible tweaks for other hardware.


Thursday Morning Link Barrage

Actually from Wednesday night – and it’s really more a “fest” than a “barrage”, but “linkfest” is taken

Further explanation not required

It’s going to be a hot one, so I got up pretty early.

Went out front just to make sure my lawn wasn’t littered with a free newspaper, then made some coffee and turned on the tube for the first time in almost two weeks. Since my programming guide is pretty much limited to SciFi and Discovery Channel, I was disappointed to find that Comcast has now moved the latter into the premium category – I’m not as happy with them as I thought I was last week now that half the value of my meager $14 price tag has disappeared.

Off to the net, where I found these tidbits:

No fun. Aw, Sunday is “fight the crowds at Home Depot” day anyway.

Comcast: my friendly, caring, and cheap dogsitter

Today must be National Bash Comcast Day.

Someone started a rant about Comcast’s poor service. Glenn Reynolds picked up on it and is now running a poll asking his readers to help him decide which service to switch to. Others are piling on.

How about turning off the TV for a bit and getting outside, eh?

I am a Comcast subscriber. A happy Comcast subscriber. I have the minimum cable TV subscription possible, and the only reason I turn on the TV is to keep the dog company when I’m out. Even that has competition, since the neighbors love taking him, and…

I keep a Mac Mini around as a backup computer, which also serves duty as a nightly server backup machine (with a neat little AppleScript/cron job combination) and as a stereo system (married to Bose Companions, all sitting on the fireplace mantle). I’m now piping Minnesota Public Radio through it during the day – that has elevated my already stupendous canine friend into the intellectual elite, with a combination of classical music and mixed talk (although frankly, my dog would probably bite me if he knew I was comparing him to the “intellectual elite”).

I find it hilarious that people are squawking about the fact that kids aren’t too keen on the outdoors anymore while simultaneously pissing and moaning about their cable service.

By the way, I also have a Comcast internet connection, and it screams. I’ve moved twice with it and always found the techs courteous and willing to work with someone who possesses a bit of technical know-how (like understanding how to get a connection through the modem without having to install software). They are always cool as cats as far as I’m concerned.

Maybe I get treated well by them because I loved getting dirty as a kid (and still do)?

How much spam depends on where you are looking

I didn’t get any spam until I started Spamroll. I got very little until just a few months ago. Now I get plenty.

Bill Gates said the problem would be solved within two years, and as of this week, time’s up. Of course, the powers that be in Redmond say it depends on where your email box is, purporting to have solved “95%” of the problem with Hotmail.

I can’t even get a POP email through to Hotmail, while sitting on a Comcast line. I guess I’m getting all this spam because I’m not using the right service.

Vonage Versus The World

Everyone is paying very close attention to Vonage nowadays. If some ISP isn’t flat out blocking the service (see Vonage Says ISP Blocked Its Calls), someone is pissing and moaning at the latest outage (see Vonage Internet phone service suffers outage – 03/07/05).

That tells me that Vonage is positioned to kick everyone’s behind, and “everyone” is worried.