February 21st, 2003

Halloween 2008- Captain Hammer


The new cable modem is much faster than my DSL connection and I was able to get my VPN connection for work up and running with no problems. I tried a test and found I was getting approximately 136.1 kilobits per second with my SDSL line and I'm getting approximately 2.4 megabits per second with the cable modem. I also rewired everything to reduce cable lengths (moved the router closer to the tv where the cable modem is, added switches near the clusters of components, etc.)

Digital cable is nice too but I have way too many channels. Just trying to flip around was somewhat frustrating even when I bypassed my TiVo and just manually controlled the cable box. It was possible to disable the banners on my old cable box but the new one won't let you turn them completely off, partially because it has ads in the banners.

Plans for this weekend are currently still up in the air except for dinner tomorrow night.

Oh, and livejournal is being grumpy again (numerous errors posting this and logging in, sorry if this entry appears five or six times.)