Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Changes....

Today, I signed up for the Comcast Xfinity Triple-Play package, adding phone service and high-speed internet service. Comcast is scheduled to be out Friday afternoon to get everything installed.

I have had DSL from AT&T for several years (it was originally through Yahoo, until Yahoo sold out to AT&T). The service from AT&T has continued to go downhill, and the prices continue to go up. For the last several months, they have bumped the DSL fee up every month a buck or so at a time. The internet connection frequently 'drops out' and the speeds aren't much better than dial-up, lately. And calling thier 'Tech Support' is a joke. Not to offend anyone in another country, but when I pay American money to an American company (AT&T is AMERICAN Telephone & Telegraph - or at least it used to be...), I expect to be able to speak with an American when I need help - not some guy in India that I can barely understand.

Anyway, this will also save me about 50 bucks a month, which is always a good thing. And the connection speeds promise to be much, much faster. With all the stuff I do on line - and all the stuff I'm planning on doing, I need something faster and more reliable. I hope Comcast lives up to its promise....

I'm working on a lot of different things in the continuing meager free time I have. New content on my website, a couple on-line stores, and more fun things. Hopefully, as more time becomes available, I'll be updating this blog on a more regular basis (just in case anyone actually reads it..).

I'll keep this short, as we are going to a memorial service this evening by the Kansas City Hospice folks. They do this once a year as a memorial to all the victims of cancer over the past year. As mentioned in an earlier post, Jolene's Mom passed away in February after a 6 year battle with this insideous desease.

More to come...