A few months ago Verizon decided to block outgoing SMTP connections from its residential customers. It doesn’t matter whether you’ve got dial-up, DSL, or FIOS. The thinking was that zombies could be prevented from sending out spam. I’m not sure how that strategy is working out, but it does make getting daily reports from your [...]
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When the Verizon Wireless folks sold me a car charger for a phone that had a mini-USB plug, I expected it to work with any phone from Verizon that had a mini-USB jack. Not so, apparently; maybe the mini-USB standard doesn’t specify how much current is to be provided from each pin. I get the [...]
I’ve been pulling down some legal Nine Inch Nails media via torrent and it appears that the Actiontec router that Verizon provides isn’t quite up to the task.
I remotely monitor the response times and lately I’ve been getting all sorts of alerts that corresponds to my download periods.
PING WARNING - Packet loss = 0%, RTA [...]
A few site updates.
Since I don’t have a phone with Internet access and don’t have regular access during the workday, I don’t find Twitter all that useful. However, in the spirit of being an accessible person I’ve configured FeedBurner to tweet when new things are are published here. For those who follow Twitter moreso than [...]
I just got an “important notice” in the mail from Verizon.
We will be upgrading your FiOS Internet speed to up to 10/2 Mbps in the next few months.
Emphasis theirs, it’s strange the way that the sentence is phrased. Maybe it’s boilerplate in that they can’t say that they’ll give you exactly 10/2 but that it’ll [...]
I’m a glutton for punishment or lazy, because I lived for months with sub-par talk time that could usually be counted on my fingers. After six months of bitching about my cell phone’s battery life, I decided today to buy a new battery. My Motorola V325 takes one 3.7V Lithium Ion cell, model number SNN5762A.