Archive for November, 2013

Friday, November 15th, 2013

Canceling AT&T Uverse The Easy Way With Recorded Phone Conversation

I called up AT&T Uverse on Monday and was put on hold for about 10 minutes.  When I finally got through I advised them I wanted to cancel my service.  The girl on the phone put me on hold for a minute then came back with some scripts to read me.    She started by stating […]

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Thursday, November 14th, 2013

My Experience With HealthCare.Gov

I genuinely believed George W. Bush would go down in history as the worst president ever but now I think that title will go to Barak Obama.   Who knows perhaps the next president will be the worst one ever but for now Obama holds the title. Although I have very good insurance through my employer […]

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Monday, November 11th, 2013

Officially Back On Cable – Sort Of

So the Comcast guy came by and installed my new 25mb line with HBO and HBO Go included for a low low price of $39.99.   So far I’m happy with the service and speed and I’ve checked out a couple of movies on HBO GO through my Apple TV and it worked flawlessly. The only […]

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Sunday, November 10th, 2013

American Banking System Is So 1980 – Where are all the EMV Credit Cards?

Do you remember the 80’s?   I was a kid back then but what I remember about it was the sudden proliferation of credit cards.  It was extremely difficult to get credit cards before 1980 or at least for most of the people I knew back then.    There is an interesting history of the credit cards […]

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Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Apple So Rich, It Doesn’t Want My $3,000

For over a month now, I have been searching for four iPhone 5s’ for the T-mobile network.   I’ve gone from T-mobile kiosk to T-mobile store to Apple stores and no one has them in stock.    I’ll usually get something like, “We had one of those this morning” but that’s about as close as I’ve gotten […]

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Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

Comcast Finally Made Me Switch Back To Cable at $39.99

If you haven’t seen it yet, I’m sure you will.   Comcast has 25mb internet + HBO GO + Basic Cable TV for $39.99.   There is also an $8/month modem fee which brings the total price up to about $47 and I’m sure there are taxes and fees too. But the bottom line is that it’s […]

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