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By ana (Sun Nov 04, 2007 at 01:34:40 PM EST) WFC, FiOS, toasted-cheese (all tags)
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  • Around the house stuff.


So turns out this weekend that toasted-cheese.com is down, pretty hard. Everything we know of from that hosting company is also down. We hope they fix it when they come in on Monday. Sorry for any inconvenience (like not being able to get at the Sunday Brunch Prompts, for example).

It's not clear if they're dropping incoming mail on the floor or not, so if you submitted a story for the ezine in the last few days, it might be worthwhile to resubmit once the site comes up again.


There's a Writing Fun Challenge in progress. Go read stories and, if you like some of them, vote.


A few weeks ago, we ordered an El Gato EyeTV hybrid, which is a gadget not much bigger than a USB connector and containing a TV tuner.

It's been in the box for a while now, waiting for us to drill a hole through the wall and route a TV cable to the iMac. We finally did that this afternoon. After some (much) reconnecting coax screw connectors to cable, it actually works! It essentially makes the iMac into a TiVo kind of a gadget. For now we're marvelling at the sharp wide-screen picture, while watching the last 2 undefeated teams in the NFL play each other. We found the freeze-frame button, but it's not a "pause live TV" feature. I imagine that's in there someplace, if only we'd read the manual.

This is, in part, in preparation for a date tomorrow with the Verizon folks, who will come & install FiOS (their fiber optic connection, which does phone, internet, and TV on their fiber). I hope they don't break anything.


Cooking time. We're doing garlic's chicken recipe, improvising saag paneer, and I'm gonna try to make some naan.

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Thank you... by toxicfur (2.00 / 0) #1 Sun Nov 04, 2007 at 04:36:25 PM EST
for helping with the tv-cable-running project. It was much easier with your help, and I didn't feel the need to drink half a bottle of whiskey while doing it. Also, I love the EyeTV. Awesome new toy.
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If you don't get a Bonnie, my universe will not make sense. --blixco
Wonderful toy, yes. by ana (2.00 / 0) #2 Sun Nov 04, 2007 at 04:44:33 PM EST
And I feel better about cutting holes in walls when you're around to do the sanity checking and stuff.

Power up your flaming yo-yos already! --StackyMcRacky

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next time we see you by LilFlightTest (4.00 / 1) #3 Sun Nov 04, 2007 at 06:37:50 PM EST
we ARE drinking together.
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if de-virgination results in me being able to birth hammerhead sharks, SIGN ME UP!!! --misslake
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omg i forgot about toasted cheese by fleece (4.00 / 1) #4 Mon Nov 05, 2007 at 01:18:44 AM EST
they gave me $10

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