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Sunday, September 23, 2018

We cut the cord!

The price of cable, phone, and internet keeps rising. So we decided it was time to make a change. 

We realized there were only a handful of channels we watched, and the provider stepped down the quality to SD, and then wanted to have us move into a higher tier AND rent a converter box to get HD.  We lived with SD. 

We already have amazon prime and Netflix, so really it was just about getting live tv for those few channels. 

So we searched and studied, and narrowed it to SlingTV and Hulu. Really there is no wrong answer. They are similar in terms of channels and cost if you get the full package. 

But Hulu offers a DVR and some local channels, so we went with them. 

It's been a week, and so far it's great. Everything is HD. We get a few new channels that I might watch.  

Canceling the cable portion of our bill was a savings of almost $70; the price point means we're saving about $40 per month. 

For better quality. 

And no contract. 

Yeah, it's a no brainer. 

I have to get used to not using the traditional tv remote to channel surf...but what I have quickly come to realize is that it's simply a matter of adjusting my viewing habits. 

Next up, I want to look at doing away with my home phone. That's a little harder - we have a security system tied to it and I'm not *quite* there yet. 

But the day is coming. 

Short. Sweet. To the point. That's the beauty Dave's iPhone. 

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The lame list

Stupidity is something I can not tolerate. Here is my current list of dopey attitudes that chafe me. Don’t be stupid. Don’t be one of these:

  • Anti-science
  • Flat earther
  • Faux patriot
  • Blind supporter of anything, or anyone
  • conspiracy theorist
  • Doubt the Moon landing, or call it a hoax
  • Anti-vaxxer
  • Believe in a deep state
  • Pretending to understand something that is enormously complicated, and just oversimplifying it