“Last week I called Comcast and requested that they downgrade my cable television service from the Digital Classic package to broadcast channels only. This is a rather fun conversation to have with the Comcast folks. Their procedure seems to require that they escalate the call at least twice to give a couple of supervisors a chance to talk the caller out of this decision. Despite their efforts, I prevailed and the service has been downgraded. This downgrade will save us about $50/mo.” William Grady, October 2008
When I wrote that in October 2008, I thought that I was downgrading my cable forever.
A week ago I went out and bought an Apple TV. (If you are unfamiliar with this item, here is a good review of Apple TV with a little of its history.) I have been getting around to buying one
My first replacement Nano has arrived!
About six weeks ago, I was reading the MacRumors website and found an article about the Apple recall of the first generation Nanos. The article explained that Apple was recalling first generation Nanos due to a battery issue. My wife and I each had Nanos a few years back, but I was unsure if they were first generation and eligible.
A few months ago I decided that it was about time to upgrade my second-hand, iMac desktop (G5 2.0 GHz single-core PowerPC, 1GB Ram, 200GB hard drive, 17” display.) The computer had spent about a year suffering through problems booting and subsequent bouts of kernel panic. I probably could have reinstalled OS X but there would be little to gain from it. As configured this aging desktop was stuck with OS X Tiger…
Recently I heard about a new service called Spotify and my initial reaction was a bit negative. Why would I need that? I have iTunes and I have Pandora. (Being a fan of all things technology, I still requested an invite.)
For the better part of the last decade and a half, I have made my living supporting folks in a Windows environment. I have guided users through the process of learning Windows and upgrading from Windows 3.1 to Windows 95 to Windows 98 to Windows 2000 (happily skipping WinMe) to Windows XP to Windows 7.
If you happen to be a Twitter user who enjoys music, TweetLouder is a website worth looking at.
Today I read a TechCrunch article entitled, “Square Now Processing $1 Million in Mobile Payments per Day.” My first thought after reading the article was to wonder why Square is not looking at daily numbers greatly exceeding $1 Million. If you are a small business (doing anything but retail) with a iPhone, iPad or Android device you should have a Square account.