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Geek Linux Software

Ubuntu 9.10 is released

Ubuntu 9.10 is out, get it at http://www.ubuntu.com/. I’m planning on checking out UNR this weekend.

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Cool Geek

Vonage all setup now

That was easy. I ordered Vonage yesterday and my V-Portal arrived today. All I did was plug the Internet port  into my FIOS router and my wireless phone into the phone jack. Once it acquired an IP address, it downloaded a firmware update and rebooted. That was it and I was off and running.

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Cool Geek

I’m getting Vonage

Before I converted to FIOS, my Optimum Triple Play came with a phone line via the  cable modem. I had the regular house line with Verizon and a home office line with Cablevision. I used that line strictly for work. It was the number that the NOC would call in the middle of the night […]

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Geek

FIOS channel guide not updating?

I examined the logs for my visitors and noticed a couple of hits for the search “FIOS channel guide not updating”. When my FIOS was installed last week, I had that exact problem and here is what I found out. Make sure your FIOS cable modem is working. Log into http://192.168.1.1/ with the default admin […]

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Games Geek

Atari Video game catalog

Wow. While doing my early morning browsing I came across retroCrush. I think me and my brothers took that catalog to the electronics store in the RKO Keith’s theater in Flushing.  The store was part of the building and next to the ticket booth up front. I remember because the Atari games were very cool […]

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Cool

FIOS is not 100% working

A Verizon tech came out yesterday morning and replaced a splitter on my cables.  Poof! The TV guide is now working. I’ve had it for less than a day but the wiz bang factor is making the service look great.

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Just Stupid News

It was a hoax afterall

Publicity stunt, huh? I think the Balloon Boy’s Dad will be lucky if he can get elected dog catcher now. Likely will face a fine and be banned from any TV.

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Cool Geek

What you get with FIOS

My Internet and TV viewing works well but for some reason the guide data is not being loaded onto the set top boxes. While I am waiting for the (hopefully) Monday morning fix to my TV guide data, here is what you get with FIOS. 1. A weather sealed FIOS box that performs the hand […]

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Cool Geek

FIOS is a work in progress

The phone is flawless and the Internet connection is amazing.  See the SPEEDTEST.NET results to the right. I just have a small problem with my digital TV service.  At the moment I have no picture at all.  Earlier I had picture and all my channels but I did not have the channel guide.  An hour […]

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Geek Just Stupid

I want to believe (in FIOS that is)

Since Verizon messed up my order yesterday, they informed me that my order was set for 8 AM – 12 noon today.  That sucked but it was better than waiting till next week. And I have to dial into work around 10 AM today so what the heck, I’ll just go with it. Before 8 […]