Why Charter Communications Sucks & Lost My Business (again)

August 18th, 2008 by siteadmin 54,614 comments »

Well I have never had a good experience using Charter Communication’s Cable & Internet services. I just recently moved again and thought I would give them another try (since it had been 4 years since I last tried them). Their pricing is very fair (for the first 12 months anyway) so I went ahead and placed my order and scheduled an appointment to have it setup. I found myself very shocked when the technician actually showed up when he was supposed to. After being at the house for around 45 minutes I was informed that another division of Charter needed to come out to fix something that the tech said was very simple, however he was not authorized to make the change. I was informed that he would then have to come back to my house after the other Charter worker fixed whatever it was he needed to do. The tech that did show up (who was a sub-contractor and didn’t work directly for Charter) was very apologetic and even got the appointment scheduled for me that very same day. However – like my prior experiences with Charter, they never showed up. I rescheduled two more times only to have a tech show up at my house one day when they were not scheduled to (and I was at work)…I told the lady that had called to inform me that the tech was at my house that I didn’t have an appointment scheduled that day and her response was “Charter seems to do this a lot” so even their own dispatchers realize that Charter is very unorganized. After trying to reschedule yet again and learning it was going to take 2 more weeks before Charter could get back to my house I told them to screw off that I would pay more money and get DirecTV along with Bellsouth DSL. They basically said “OK” and never called me again to apologize or anything.

So I did order Bellsouth DSL & DirecTV:

Bellsouth – ordered online and received a package at the door the very next day. It only took me 10 minutes to setup the service myself and I had high speed internet – WELL WORTH not screwing around with Charter anymore.

DirecTV – lots of HD channels I would not have gotten with Charter – technician installed when it was scheduled and everything was a breeze.

I have read very very few positive comments about Charter Communications online which inspired me to rant about my experience with them. Unfortunately in my area (Birmingham, AL) Charter is the only option people have to choose from unless you decide to go the satellite and dsl route which is more expensive, however in my opinion well worth it!

Why Would You Give Up On Ron Paul?

February 2nd, 2008 by siteadmin 35,180 comments »

I have talked to several friends recently who have the attitude that they will not vote for Ron Paul because he has no chance of winning. This attitude is never going to help you get what you think is best if you simply settle for an alternative. I feel like this attitude causes a chain reaction that makes many would be Ron Paul voters change their minds and vote on an alternative that has a better chance of winning the election. The same attitude can also be seen from many Ron Paul supporters on the internet wondering when they should switch their vote as seen in this post that I found on Reddit: When Do We, As Paul Supporters, Switch to Obama?  There are some interesting comments on that post that you should read.  The bottom line is: NO OTHER CANDIDATE COMES CLOSE to Ron Paul’s ideas on how to run the country and if you believe in him you need to go vote for him.  Ron Paul will never have the slightest chance unless you go vote for him!

Philips Norelco T980 Review

January 21st, 2008 by siteadmin 9,065 comments »

I’ve been in need of a new beard trimmer and when I saw the T980 Philips Norelco vacuum trimmer pop up on Amazon at an amazing price (down to just $39.99 now) I promptly ordered it. I was somewhat wary of how well the trimmer would work as it has a built in vacuum to help prevent your sink from getting hair all over it. I have been using the trimmer for two weeks now and absolutely love it! I can’t believe how well the vacuum actually works – I no longer have to clean the sink after trimming my beard and mustache. One of my favorite features of this trimmer is that it is a built in adjustable length feature so you can make sure you always trim your beard or mustache to the exact same length without having several attachments to add – all you do is turn the dial and the cutting length can be set to your satisfaction. Again I will say that that it is amazing how well the trimmer collects all your little hairs using the vacuum system on the razor and would definitely recommend this to others. On a scale of 1-10 I would rate this product a 9.8! Check around for the best current pricing but at the time of this post Amazon had the best pricing (linked below)

Cigars For U.S. Troops in Iraq

January 8th, 2008 by siteadmin 1,305 comments »

I came across this today and figured I’d share it with anyone else that enjoys smoke cigars (or perhaps might buy these cigars as a gift). Purchase this special package of 16 name brand cigars for yourself (or someone else if it is a gift) and Thompson Cigars will send 2 cigars to our U.S. Troops overseas. Although this is not the best cigar deal I have ever seen online, it is a great deal and you get to support our troops at the same time. You receive 16 brand name cigars and the troops in Iraq get two great cigars as well! Don’t delay – get some nice cigars for yourself today plus make a couple soldiers happy when they get their free cigars!
Cigar brands include:

  • C.A.O.
  • A. Fuente
  • La Gloria
  • Macanudo
  • Partagas
  • Padron
  • Gurkha
  • + more!