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"It is better to be drunk with loss and to beat the ground, than to let the deeper things gradually escape."

- I. Compton-Burnett, letter to Francis King (1969)

"Cynical realism – it is the intelligent man’s best excuse for doing nothing in an intolerable situation."

- Aldous Huxley, "Time Must Have a Stop"

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Monday, 25 October 2004

Topic: In these times...


When I got home from work this evening, October 25, I discovered my cable was out. No television - no big loss. But no cable modem connection to the internet. I am writing this to you all from an internet caf? on Sunset, and they are charging me many dollars an hour to connect.

Comcast, my cable company, cannot work the issue when I am not home - and things are hot at work so I just cannot stay home. The earliest Comcast can come here and try to figure out why all the lines into my Hollywood apartment are all quite dead is Saturday afternoon, October 30. I will be waiting here for them. Until then I will deal with the print media and NPR radio.

This means no blogging, and the next issue of Just Above Sunset will be the week after the election.

Needless to say, I will not be cruising the net and doing commentary. Such is life.

If I get the time I will look into ordering a satellite dish for television and the high-speed modem - as using landlines is, it seems, really, really unreliable. Comcast cannot at all guarantee any sort of reliable connection - this has happened before - and cannot fix problems easily.

So that's that. I should be back on line - unless the problem is unfixable - late Saturday afternoon, a bit more than five days from now.

Oh yes, readers with too much time on their hands can, of course, contact Comcast and tell them what a sorry service company they are, but I suspect they won't care much.

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