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Day 7 of no home internet.

My fingers were twitching, but I’ve mostly reverted back to mid-80s mode. I’ve read a couple of books, doubled the NYer/week rate, and watched the Netflix that were sitting on the mantle. I think the methadone that is the iPhone 4S has kept me from getting an iPad or Clear or switching to Verizon. Though the latter was probably affected by their FIOS website not working and putting me on hold for 10 minutes before I hung up.

Charter claims they’re going to come out on December 14 and “bury” a cable. I am sure that this will end in tears. But hey, I can haz a $25 credit. Hint: that won’t even cover what I have to bribe Peet’s, Starbucks, and McDs to give me “free” internet.

Update: If the Verizon FIOS availability function says, “I’m sorry, I can’t find that address. Call 1-800-xxx-xxxx to find out if your area is served by FIOS.”, that means, no, it’s not served by FIOS. Straight from the Verizon rep’s mouth. That’s right. It won’t tell simply tell you that your area is not covered, it’ll give what looks like an error and have you call Verizon on the phone to find out that “can’t find your address” means “not available.”