Seth Wisely said

January 9, 2011

appbrain, f-droid, and?

Filed under: burning money = pointless pain — Seth Wisely @ 22:34

When an android phone is inflicted on you which app reviewing system?

appbrain seems nice, AppStoreHQ is a bit creepy, but f-droid.org seems more ambitious

f-droid.org?  F/OSS.  yes, REAL freeware.. ZERO malware (adware).  yay.

Seth Wisely said: DEATH to malware, and a flogging devs who release adware to android market

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December 27, 2010

Infinitec IUM USB for boxee box instead of EyeFi SDHC card :: delightful data bridge to nowhere boundless (lacking at least esatap)

Filed under: burning money = pointless pain, CIO — Seth Wisely @ 05:17

hmmmm…. suffers same defective design as boxee box.. lacks estap (power over sata: USB + esata = one port)

http://infinitec.com/ium_drive/how_it_works.php

IUM can be a read client for the boxee box

http://infinitec.com/mediakit/IUM_Product_Overview.pdf
http://infinitec.com/mediakit/IUM_Data_Sheet.pdf

this needs some testing… will IUM pair nicely with USB enabled NAS? towers of SATA port multiplication?

The IUM is a Plug-and-Play drive: when it’s connected to any USB equipped device, it will always appear as a standard off-the-shelve flash drive. This means that you’ll never need to install any drivers or software on any of the devices you want to use it with.

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Take boxee box out of the loop entirely and jackin IUM into generation now HD LCD?

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General

* File System Capabilities: FAT32 and NTFS
* Maximum Size Capacity: Unlimited
* Interface: High Speed USB 2.0
* Status Indicator: Tri-coloured LED
* Mode Control: Physical switch to shift between ‘pair’ and ‘infinite’ mode

Connectivity

* Wireless Supported: IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
* Data Rate 802.11b: Up to 11Mbps
* Data Rate 802.11g: Up to 54Mbps
* Data Rate 802.11n: Up to 300Mbps
* Frequency Range: 2.4-2.5 GHz

.I want one but I’ll wait to buy until I have the protection of Amazon.  Sure my American Express card is nice but sorting out lies and fraud with amazon is tons faster.

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Seth Wisely said: write more later

fios upgrade great offer WHEN signed into account bait and switch on purchase attempt

Filed under: burning money = pointless pain, CIO — Seth Wisely @ 00:12

https://www22.verizon.com/foryourhome/goflow/ordernew/bundlemaker.aspx

FIOS TV Ultimate HD
FIOS 35 Mbps / 35 Mbps
epix bundle

2 year pricing

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month to month pricing?? hmm

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yup, you guessed it, verizon fios Bait and Switch.   Proceed to checkout and behold the amazing saving have become an inconvenient $115/mo.  Proxomitron raw captures reveal it is EVIDENT to verizon I was logged in as a fios client BEFORE displaying the 99/109 deal that self transmogrifies into 115.  Betrayed by your own bits, verizon.  LIAR LIAR marketing office on fire.

The build your own package is even more annoying.  I like my “TV Extreme HD” and my internet.  I’m not paying $20/mo for verizons near zero feature phone. [I pay $5.50/mo through via talk] I simply want to upgrade my “flex” [package] internets speed to 35/35, or 50/20, or even the as not yet released Tier 4 150/35 oooh ahhh

Tis the season to take NO crap from veriozn.  A roommate will simply order the packages we want starting with a “dry loop” pure ethernet from ONT install and quickly device we would like one of those spiffy TV & internet flex plans.  No, verizon, it’s time for Seth way, or the circuitous highway back to Seth’s way.  With overlapping services no one here will suffer any shortages.  And should there be an early termination fee I’ll sit on the status quo for a PBX experiment I’ve been drooling to try.

Verizon is not interested in RETAINING customers out of their 2 year contract with a $6.11 montly savings to keep them happy?  That’s poor karma (if it were real).

win win win… byte me verizon

Congrats me!  If I was logged out before perusing upgrades I would be entitled to a more viscious RAPE in price for the same fracking thing.. hooray?

I’m still being “puninshed” by a poor config when my ONT was prepped for downgrade from 50/20 to what it is now.  Same old entertaining inconsistencies at customer expense.  At one point in life I loathed the idea of bringing work clout down on the residential side.. but that belief is quickly eroding.

Here people grab this $104.99  TV extreme HD, 25/25 internets, terestial phone over light, and multiroom DVR free for 12 months — all this with no contracts
http://tinyurl.com/fiosbaitandswitchallin104

oh noes, ought I not to have shown this to you?  Call in and ask about it ceaselessly

Yes, Suzy, you can have Ethernet out from the ONT so you don’t have your VoIP calls raped — so you can use mature ehternet hardware like the rest of us.  Be sure to make your order contingent on that.  The very same crap they would have you buy to provide ethernet from the moca loop can provide moca for STB from the ehternet run.  pesky truth


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please take a moment to “share” with verizon how you “fee”

https://survey.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_8AgwOsAwrmz2m5m

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Seth Wisely says: life is easier Seth’s way.  Seth wants everyone to benefit in every deal

December 25, 2010

verizon FIOS Tier 4 Ultimate speed Download 150 Mbps/Upload 35 Mbps

Filed under: burning money = pointless pain, double checking realty — Seth Wisely @ 08:02

VERY important consideration.  The INITIAL provisioning of your ONT is automated.  ANY change to bandwidth provisioning (more or less) *can* result in ONT ‘design’ being constructed by hand.   Have horrific latency at saturation?  You might be the victim of ONT ‘design’ being hand constructed 😦

extracting deals from their site was far less irksome than fighting the meth head “design”

other great deals today… I upgraded my speed, channel linup, and added a non-voip phone line for backup and faxing and will be spending LESS each month… sure with 2 year contract

Seth Wisely said: verizon marketing hubris is now a win win for Seth

December 12, 2010

fanboy host resolution failure opendns nx interception might screw over adblock list

Filed under: adblock, burning money = pointless pain — Seth Wisely @ 15:12

opendns is more hassle than anything with nx hijacking…  without snazzy ssl firefox extensions imagine what fun is happening to firefox adblockplus users who subscribe to fanboy now that he hosts subscriptions on ‘secure’ host

secure.fanboy.co.nz not being resolved by opendns

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maybe a more entertaining title: opendns conspires with advertisers to screw adblock plus users.

update1: http://forums.fanboy.co.nz/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=2188

Seth Wisely said: opendns still sucks.. zero reason to “upgraid” to paid service.  parental units should consider untangle in lieu of opendns ‘filtering’

December 8, 2010

has eye-fi x2 card production gone the way of us robotics courier i-modems once upon a time?

Filed under: burning money = pointless pain — Seth Wisely @ 17:19

the eye-fi linux project people might know.. but once eye fi dev api key issuance beings in a few months.. then more likely that’s a no.. bummer

http://dave-hansen.blogspot.com/

no and then?

 

Seth Wisely said: early adoption can be a feature lottery

December 1, 2010

wanted PMP that doubles as in car GPS

Filed under: burning money = pointless pain — Seth Wisely @ 12:55

become an iTard and shell out for the iPad?

opt for the hot archos 9?

http://laptop.downloadatoz.com/comparison,apple-ipad-64gb-3g,vs,archos-9-pc-tablet.html

I am beyond irritated with the suckass product offering across the board, cost no object in car GPS. So since I’ll be settling no matter what I’ve condescended to shop for a PMP that also happens to do GPS.  The cowon was a nightmarish disaster

PMP must be able to port out HighDef AVC/aac video to big flat tv in whatever room I’m in.  720p seeems the limit for most archos.  No 1080p?

friggin hell

whatever

I’m cranky I need lunch

Seth Wisely said: morons with money are killing sensible market diversity of useful features

November 10, 2010

oh boxee box I so enjoyed having to provide you an internet connection to ACCESS MY OWN FRACKING FILES on the LAN… yup that is a brilliant design!

Filed under: burning money = pointless pain — Seth Wisely @ 19:34
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