But, he did tell me that installation was free and the modem is free - even if I decide to abandon by the end of the first month... and the first month is free. So... so far, I'm liking the deal! He told me the number to call for installation. So I came upstairs and saw on their website that their support is open until 11. And I called. And the guy told me they don't offer it in this building yet. WTF? Then he said that he expected it to be a go for installs any day now and they would contact me and he reiterated all the free stuff.
And he told me that they do use the phone jacks which is going to be a bit of an issue. Maybe. The phone jack is on the opposite side of the room from where the router is and no way to transport cable. So stuff that now enjoys an ethernet connection will need to go wireless. Which ain't happy. I can use an extender but that won't be much better. This could be a problem... but I have a month to figure it out and Comcast if it doesn't work.
I spent a lot of this afternoon futzing on my brother's Wordpress website. He hired or traded for this woman to do his Twitter feed and she really did a somewhat less than half assed job. He said today he was going to end her contact at the end of the year and I volunteered to create a silo of tweets for him. He said great. That led me to his fucked up blog section of his website. The people who made it used a template that didn't work with his content. It took me for freakin' ever to find the template and then I hit up against PHP which is not my forte. But I finally managed to remove the warts so at least now it doesn't scream 'fucked up'. Each blog post was predicated with the oh so stupid tagline of Posted by hisoldusername on 3:38 category 1, category 2 | n comments. I was able to change that to Posted by Bill Schubert | n comments. Which is a little better.
Tomorrow, if he doesn't slap my hand for overstepping, I'll figure out how to get the date in there and post the categories at the bottom of the entry. I wish I knew PHP.
I ordered the Windows computer last night. I selected slow delivery because I wanted the $1 prize and because I didn't want it to get here until I get back on Friday. The slow delivery said it would get here after December 1. Today I got the shipping notice. It gets here Wednesday. As in day after tomorrow. As in about 4 hours after I leave. Murphy.
I think I need to TV and knitting.