Archive for : December, 2014

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The failure of being Time Warner

With last year’s acquisition of Insight Communications by Time Warner, I have begun to see why customers of Time Warner have grown disgusted with the quality of their services and why are considering DirecTV. For months on end I have seen nothing but a degradation of my services at home, services that I depend upon to be able to accomplish the vast majority of the work that I do. When Insight was our provider, never did I see failing quality like this nor did I have any complaints regarding their customer service reps who were always more than happy to assist any problem I may have had.

The reverse is true with Time Warner. (more…)

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I have to start thinking about a new laptop

Laptops

I have had this laptop since I went off to NC State out of High School. Before that I just had a desktop computer and I replaced it a couple of years ago. That is what I use if I have any serious stuff to do, because this laptop is not all that capable any more. It is simply out of date and over time it seems to have gotten slower for what ever reason. So I am going to take a good long hard look at the best Cyber Monday laptop deals for 2014. I am not sure what I am going to be looking for. Obviously there are a wide variety of options. The nicest thing would be if you could find a real gaming laptop at a reasonable price and I am guessing that it is not going to be too far in the future when that becomes a real possibility. (more…)

Working On This Used Phone

I got this iphone for free and I decided that I would sacrifice it to the project of learning more about the operating system which Apple uses on the thing. I am mostly interested in iOS 8 jailbreak s, this phone is an AT & T phone and I have no desire to try to use it with that service. I want to be able to connect it to any service that offers me a good deal. Most of all I am interested in how they work and learning how to mess with them. It is not hard to figure out that cell phones have assumed an immense importance in the world that we are living in. If you knew how to fix them, even just a little that would be a big thing for a person like me who is going to be going in to the job market in a couple of years.

Most of all I would love to be able to stay out of the job market, which you could do by having a skill which allowed you to make good money without having to answer to some guy who wants to tell you to wear a suit and tie. I definitely would like it if I could just wake up any time I felt like it, rather than being a slave to an alarm clock and a morning commute. If you knew how to wirte apps for iOS operating systems, android computers and the like, that is the sort of skill that could get you out of all of that mess. At worst you could end up making fifty dollars an hour doing it for a company and perhaps you come up with that big idea, like Flappy Birds or Angry birds or some such thing.