(Unfortunately the movers packed up my coffee gear which I told them not to pack so I had to spend half the night digging through boxes to find it).
I'm at the 15th Ave Online Coffee because I have no internet in my house, and it's really creepy here. The vibe is so bizarre. It's eerily quiet, but disturbed by the very loud hum of the refrigerators.
It appears the cable providers here no longer offer anything but digital cable (you can only get "basic" with non-digital cable). I fucking despise digital cable. I like my TiVo, I don't want your damn DVR box. Digital cable also takes longer to change channels, and while overall the signal quality is better, it has much worse artifacts when there's a signal glitch - it tends to drop out completely or turn into pure noise instead of degrading gradually. I'm tempted just to go with no TV at all and use the internet, but for regular shit like "The Daily Show" or cooking shows it's too much pain to download them all. Real TV series (ala The Office / Dexter / whatever) I'm perfectly happy just getting off the computer. Apparently the cable in my neighborhood is Broadstripe which has ridiculously bad reviews (and also recently went into chapter 11). Another option is DSL + DirecTV, which I also don't want. Waaa I just want internet and Comedy Central waaa.
The Russians or Chinese really need to offer a TV torrent subscription service. They could just set up a bank
My new house is so big and empty. I don't really like having two stories. It's way bigger than I would like, but c'est la vie. It's also so quiet it's kind of strange. I know, I know, I'm a big whiner, I'm not actually complaining about how quiet it is here, it's just kind of a shock. I actually really like living in the heart of the city with people going by and noise during the day, I just want it quiet at night when I'm trying to sleep. In theory it's possible if houses are designed right (living room on the street size, bedroom on the back side, and the back side is treated as a quiet zone by all residents) but in practice that never works.