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Final minutes of surfing

I called the cable company this morning and asked to have my service disconnected. The technician will arrive before noon, so I'm getting in a last bit of surfing while I can.

Once the broadband is gone, I may have to retire my current email address. I've had it since 1996, and I gave it away freely before spam became a problem. Now I get 50-100 spam messages a day, and the hotmail account to which messages sent to that email address get directed quickly overflows (even with the expanded storage space that I purchased).

When I called to have our cable service disconnected, the woman on the other end of the line asked if we were moving out of the area. When I said we were not, she asked if we'd switched to satalite. "Nope. We're just not going to watch so much tv." I half-expected to have to offer further explanation, but after a slight pause she ceased her line of questioning. Sure, everybody says they plan to cut down on their tv viewing, but nobody actually cuts the cord unless they have to. Further questions could only lead to uncomfortable territory.

I'm hoping that with the frustrating wait-time of dial-up, I'll spend more of my time at this machine writing and creating comics and less of it reading.

Well, I'm off to take one last spin around the NPR audio archives while streaming audio still sounds good.


( 4 comments — Leave a comment )
Jun. 4th, 2004 03:44 am (UTC)
Between 4 - 8 weeks ago the amount of Spam e-mail I started receiving went off the scale. I thought it was because of something I did, but now a lot of people report the same thing. I get a lot of Viagra/med spam, and some sex spam.


Long time no see guys. Hope we can get together again soon.

Jun. 4th, 2004 09:12 am (UTC)
Re: Spam
Hi Mike,

Yeah, more and more of my spam is pitching prescription meds at me.

I'd love to get together, but we don't have the time or resorces to travel right now. Once I get the house built, I'll get to work on a guest house. When that's done you could come for an extended visit. I doubt you'd want to live here, but NW Arkansas is an amazingly beautiful place, and definitely worth a leisurely visit.
Jun. 5th, 2004 06:16 am (UTC)
i think broadband is worth whatever$ you pay..including tv costs..its one of the few things remaining that is worth living for..:P

p.s. just read your comment re the cryptic picture and my inappropriate comment..apologies to kmo's mommy...

Jun. 5th, 2004 07:46 pm (UTC)
But, how will you connect with the hive mind?
I have a virus for your mind, what is your address?

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