TBT Is DeadI'm currently posting this using my sister's computer on 56k dial-up as the crooks behind Charter Communications collected my cable modem on Tuesday the 18th, effectively shutting TBT down -- continuing to blog on 56K dial up is not an option for many reasons. Broadband spoiled me and I vowwed never to go back to 56K dial up.
Another contention is I'm a strict external modem person ever since my first 2400 baud modem many, many moons ago. It was upgraded to a 14.4 and then a 56K -- all of them external. External modems don't need drivers, easy to troubleshoot, better hardware (read: more expensive) and they hardly ever get fried by a garden variety thunderstorm unlike all the spare PCI-based, el-cheapo, dime-a-fuckin-dozen internal modems I've seen (and have laying around here).
Besides, even if I did have my beloved external Sportster back and if I were to break my vow, the problems I've been having with AT&T and Talk America in the past along with the lack of cashflow just makes me not even want to bother turning on my PC anymore except for when I need a rock/heavy metal fix.
So, TBT is dead and thanks for being there.
Sizemore, however, is not dead. In fact, I'm far more dangerous without broadband internet service and my blog. They were my pacifiers, I guess, and without them, there's absolutely nothing stopping me from seriously entertaining those crazy, gibberin, dirty, 'Murika hatin', Saddam-loving, liberal, terrorist voices in my head that tell me that City Councilman/Mayor/Governor Sizemore has an awfully good ring to it ... and why not?!? The
Take care, folks. It's been real ...