AT&T is teh suck!

Last week I’ve had a real unfortunate experience with AT&T: Our phone line (which includes DSL) was down for a whole 4 days, from Monday morning to Friday morning. This is by far the most severe outage I have ever experienced, and suffice to say I am extremely annoyed with AT&T’s ineptitude, and their obvious lack of concern for their customers. I first reported the problem Monday morning at 10AM, but it took them until the next day before they even sent someone out there....

June 24, 2007 · 2 min · 333 words · DigitalHobbit

No more CRTs in my house

Call me a late adopter, but I have finally gotten rid of all CRTs in my house (partially as a space saving measure in preparation for our upcoming move to a smaller house, although this may just be a subconscious way of justifying the expense ;) ). I replaced my 32" CRT TV with a 37" LCD TV and my 19" CRT computer monitor with a 22" widescreen LCD monitor. The difference is amazing, although my remaining video equipment isn’t quite up to par (particularly my DVD player, which is not upconverting and seems to have a broken component output)....

June 24, 2007 · 2 min · 406 words · DigitalHobbit

Moving to San Mateo

Well, whining about our frustrating rental house hunt experience yesterday must have helped somehow. It turns out that the person who got the last place we applied for decided to pass on it and move to Japan instead. The property manager just called me back to offer us the place, and we’ll be signing the lease tomorrow. Yay! :)

June 29, 2006 · 1 min · 59 words · DigitalHobbit

Home Hunting Frustrations

A while ago we decided to move to the Peninsula, preferably somewhere around San Mateo where I work, or surrounding areas like Foster City, Belmont, San Carlos, or Burlingame. We’ll be selling our house and renting for the time being, as I’m not all that confident about the real estate market - at least in the short term. But for some reason things are proving to be a bit more difficult than we were expecting....

June 28, 2006 · 1 min · 211 words · DigitalHobbit

"Broken Windows" theory also applies to kitchen work

We recently moved back from the suburbs into San Francisco proper, but our new house is a little smaller than the old one. In particular, there is a lot less counter space than we are used to in the kitchen, which means that things very quickly fill up if we are not careful, at which point it becomes almost impossible to even think about activities such as cooking or simply making a sandwich....

August 14, 2004 · 2 min · 285 words · DigitalHobbit