DXMachina (dxmachina) wrote,

  • Mood:
  • Music:

Up Cox Cable

Took some fiddling and some colorful language, but I managed to watch Angel tonight by connecting an old FM antenna to the UHF inputs on the back of my TV. I found I got the best reception when I finally dropped the frelling antenna on the floor in disgust. (Cox dropped the Boston WB station from it's line up. Providence's UPN station won't be airing it until Friday night.) Next week, I'll have to drag the laptop into the back room so that I can do a proper watch & post. (The "TV" by my desk where I usually watch & post is an old Commodore 64 monitor connected to a VCR and a cable box. There are no antenna inputs anywhere in that combination.)

Unfortunately, my laptop is currently infected with a worm, which I also just had to remove from my desktop, and a bunch of computers at work. Not a lot of fun was had fixing it, but it's not really a damaging worm, it just opens a back door into the machine for whomever sent it. The worst thing about it is that it doesn't come in through e-mail, which I am very careful with, but apparently just comes directly in through your cable connection. We got it at work when the firewall crashed, and we had to replace it over the weekend with a little router like I have here at home. No protection at all, it turns out.

  • Pollenpocalypse 2014

    Boshe moi, the pollen vortex is frackin' killing me. March finally showed up on April 1st, and for the past few days April has been trying to shove…

  • Snow Daze...

    I am so done with winter... I've had to deal with two full and one partial snow days in the last week and a half. One of the full ones and the…

  • That Was the Year That Was...

    It was the best of times, it was the... well, not the worst of times, but there were parts of 2013 that weren't so good. The good parts were very…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.