|Tsk, this is what happens when I make a dull blog post about what's going on in my life - I have to make another one later, because otherwise it looks to anyone who's paying attention like I'm still moving, even though I've been in the new house for a week.|
It has been alleged by the internet that Sky broadband is rubbish and hard to get installed, but my finding is that it was not hard to get installed and the signal and hardware are alright. It did take a while to get it, but that's a British Telecom based side-effect, and not their fault. Only difficulty I had; on the TV side, my viewing card didn't arrive. I phoned after a week, they sent a replacement by overnight courier. That's pretty good. And since they don't start charging until things are activated, it's not like the delay is really to my detriment, just mildly irksome. Vastly better than Telewest cable - I have no idea what their service is like, but their website is so packed with outright lies that there is no way I would use them even if their packages were as much better as they falsely suggest. (They have a side-by-side comparison chart which lies about their own price by using their 'first three months' price, lies about it being a comparison at all by ignoring the 'opposition product includes phone and many more TV channels' aspect, and in the end doesn't actually come out looking much better even if one were to believe all the lies.)
Since I now live in the highest altitude house in the universe, the satellite TV signal is delicious, far more reliable and better quality than cable was in Derby. Also more channels and cheaper, and the box is capable of phoning home, which I like to think means it will report on my watching habits, which would be like having a vote - ironically, given my liking the idea of such secret-observation, I would be seen to be voting against Big Brother.
Only tangentially relatedly, does anyone know if and where one can purchase single-serving non-dairy margarine, like that which many airlines use? Googling for "single-serving margarine" or "travel-size margarine" doesn't meet with success. [04:14] [9 comments]