I mentioned last week about getting the usenet account. It had a 3 Gig download limit. I already blaw that away and swtiched to another service. This one is $10 for 25gigs. I'll see if that can last me a month. If not, they have an unlimited download plan for like $15/mo. Hopefully I can afford to keep a usenet account around regularly. I could get used to this.
Sheesh, I've downloaded nearly 4 gigs of stuff in the past week Feels like old times. My hard drives are swollen and I need to do some burning. I also found out they are getting ready to jack up the "introductory" rates for the WiFi service I use, which means that the yearly subscription rate will eseentially double, from $100/yr to $200/yr. Even though my current subscription is good through next July, I'm thinking of going ahead and buying another year's worth at the cheap price. That'll keep me in super-cheap internet access through the summer of 2005. We'll see how Christmas spending goes and consider it before year's end. Hopefully they won't make the change before then.
Coffee tonight with elspazz0 means social interaction DURING the week. What a novel idea. It's nice to make/have friends in some of the places I frequent.
The new ZZ Top record is actually a pretty good listen, but then, I've always liked ZZ Top.
You know in commercials how, when someone says or does something unexpected and all of the action/speaking comes to a complete stop and the sound effect of a needle being scratched across a record is used (and could I run this sentenace on anymore)? I've heard it numerous times in the past couple of weeks on TV/radio commercials and it got me to thinking how odd it is that the sound effect is still relevant since vinyl records haven't been a commercially viable media for nearly two decades now. I wonder if the use of that sound effect will die with the baby boomer generation or if it has become so entranched in the common conciousness that it will continue indefinitely until a similar, more relevant sound is created by the culture?
Strong thoughts from a feeble mind.