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Well, there are working CableCARDs in my TiVo. Oddly (or not) I don't get all the same channels that I get on the cable box that I rent. Not sure if its because TiVo doesn't know they are available in my area, or Cox doesn't want to give away their entire lineup.

But, it isn't the added capacity for HD that makes the TiVo stand out....most of what I'm watching on it right now is regular TV...and some of it duplicates what I'm already recording on my ReplayTVs....

At first I thought the organization of the TiVo was difficult...but I'm liking it better than the ReplayTV. Of course, part of the problem is the remote for my ReplayTV is wearing out...so navigation has become a major effort.

Of course, there's the whole problem of tons of remotes on my sofa again....doesn't matter that one of the remotes controls 9 devices....but at some point I'm going to retire the two OTA HDTV tuners, since they aren't really doing anything....useful now.

Someday I plan to do a furniture refresh of my livingroom.... but first will be the bedroom. The bottom drawer in my dresser went to pieces last night. Guess it did pretty well, having survived 7 moves and lasted almost 25 years....and being that it's an IKEA. Also been thinking of installing one of those closet organizer kits. Even if the only thing is to have a real rod to put hangers on. Hate the wire shelves (with no rod) style that are in there. Though my last apartment also had this style, though it had a walk-in closet with much two levels of shelves....

Guess now that I own the place, I can do what I want.

Anyways...back to the TiVo...the thing that was unexpected was how addictive TiVoCasts are....I'm now giving my broadband connection a workout. I guess now I have to worry about finding out what the hidden caps on the service are.

Though I'm strongly thinking a new computer is going to be in my future again. Time to upgrade this computer....while I can still buy computers that will do Windows XP. The last computer I bought came pre-loaded with Vista, and manufacturer's site says no XP drivers available for it.....a coworker went with a different computer, but also ran into the same problem. Though it wasn't really that important to me at the time, since I was buying on price/performance and I knew that I was going to put Linux on it.

But, looks like there's no full escape from running Windows at home. And, the hardest is keeping up with Microsoft Money versions, that seem to get slower and slower. Though I have thought about running to finance packages...and setting a date which divides new and old accounts across. Or something. But, first I have to get a desktop Mac of some sort to run next to the Windows machine. And, there's other good stuff on Windows that I haven't found direct replacements for on the Mac.

Meanwhile, I may never get back to a schedule of normalcy....there seems to be an excessive number of people of all types giving out their passwords to phishing emails lately. I'm sure it has been a month since the first, and numerous articles and [email and open forums] campaigns on telling people to stop responding to these. But, people continue to respond to the scams. Which later results in the spam bots using their email account to send spam. Seems all I do lately is cleaning up after compromised accounts.

All types, meaning current students, admitted students, faculty, staff, retired faculty, even a dean. Of course, when the dean of one college emails all his faculty telling them to never respond to any email asking for username and password (and two of his faculty respond to that email with their username and password.....)

Though after weeks of discussion....I was finally told my boss that when I find compromised email accounts that I should immediately disable it....and then email the growing list of people that want to be in the loop....and not wait for someone among that list of people to disable the account and contact the user, etc. Waiting for hours for the flow to stop is just too long....especially when it happened Saturday night (well after ITAC closed at 5pm and well before it reopens at 1pm....for somebody to shutdown the compromised account). My boss said he'll take the heat for me doing the disabling. We had repeatedly asked if we could do the disabling ourselves....

Last night's flow of spam stopped so much quicker when I did it....

The Dreamer.


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