An Open Letter to Time Warner Cable regarding my shitty broadband modem

Dear Time Warner Cable,

Recently, our broadband modem has taken to randomly shutting down and starting itself back up, resetting itself to factory settings in the process. It is, as I explained to your tech support agent on the phone, pretty bizarre behavior.

However even more bizarre was your tech support agent asking me, in earnest, if I had tried to resolve this issue by restarting the modem.

I’ll say that again: My modem is resetting itself at random intervals, and your employee is recommending that I try turning it off and on again.

That’s not a problem. I can do that for days. The trick, you may be surprised to learn, is getting it to stop.

Please send help.

Regards,
~Ben

joetheblogger
joetheblogger:

I love how no part of the marketing for this movie has made any effort to tell us what the fuck it’s supposed to be about. Look at Cameron Diaz throw a martini while two other women do… things?

"The Other Woman" is about three very thin, very white women who don’t give a shit about global food famine and instead just drop their unfinished drinks wherever the fuck they want.
Or, y’know. Something more Tumblr-y.
Y’know what? Forget I typed any of that. I can do better.

joetheblogger:

I love how no part of the marketing for this movie has made any effort to tell us what the fuck it’s supposed to be about. Look at Cameron Diaz throw a martini while two other women do… things?

"The Other Woman" is about three very thin, very white women who don’t give a shit about global food famine and instead just drop their unfinished drinks wherever the fuck they want.

Or, y’know. Something more Tumblr-y.

Y’know what? Forget I typed any of that. I can do better.

But this was their pub. This was where one would be having a mental breakdown while the other asked inane questions about whether or not badgers flossed. This, as much as their old apartment had been, was home.

New Ficly: "Matters of the Heart"

Seb and Mark have appeared frequently in my Ficlys and Ficlets. I forget where Mark’s name came from, but Seb’s came from a deliberate need to keep the names short so as to avoid inflating the character count. I think in the original story he was called Andrew until I overran the 1,024 character limit and needed to trim a few letters here and there.

He may or may not be named after sebpatrick. I honestly don’t remember.

Anyway, this is a short thing I wrote. It is, at its core, about love and change. Enjoy it, or don’t.

theblindtorpedo

theblindtorpedo:

benpaddon:

I’m not a big fan of anime, but it occurs to me that you could take the premise of Red Dwarf and make a pretty solid anime from it.

Think about it.

But have you watched the Japanese dub of Red Dwarf? Must be appealing to some degree there! And I’ve seen some manga style drawn Ace in my time …

As I recall, Red Dwarf was hugely popular in Japan. In fact Japan was the first country to get all eight series on DVD.