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AC, DNS, Cable, and GAH
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Published Monday, July 09, 2018 @ 9:21 AM EDT
Jul 09 2018

Lots of stuff going on here at the Casa De Pelo (House of Fur).

The whole house air conditioner gets replaced tomorrow, just after last week's heat wave. The low temperature this morning was 50°F. Oh well; it will warm up again soon.

Nasty surprise with the new Comcast gateway (modem/wireless router). The device is hard-wired to use Comcast's DNS (Domain Name Service), which was a problem. I use a different DNS (1.1.1.1) and Comcast's DNS is slower and somewhat flaky.

The solution was to switch the Gateway into "bridge mode," which turns it into a cable modem. I plugged that into my old router and, voilà, we're back on the air in my preferred configuration.

This weekend I'm heading back to Comcast to see if I can get a plain old cable modem instead of the xFi Gateway. Sure, it has lots of bells and whistles on it, but I don't like the fact I can't control the DNS myself, and it allows Comcast to gather a whole bunch of data on what devices are in use and where those devices are connecting. Plus, I'm sure a plain vanilla modem will cost less to rent each month.

Unrelated note: the Decades TV network will run 42 episodes of The Greatest American Hero this coming weekend, July 14-15. Check your cable provider for details or check here.


Categories: 1.1.1.1, Comcast, Greatest American Hero


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Our Favorite Fed
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Published Saturday, March 24, 2012 @ 4:01 AM EDT
Mar 24 2012

While his greatest fame came from his teaming with Bill Cosby in I Spy, those of us around in the 80s remember Robert Culp (August 16, 1930 - March 24, 2010) as over-the-top FBI agent Bill Maxwell in The Greatest American Hero. A Reagan conservative who snacked on dog biscuits, wore a "Happiness Is A Warm Pistol" t-shirt, and was dedicated to serving the "guvmint," Maxwell was a hoot and Culp a joy to watch as he chewed the scenery and managed to hold his own against a liberal, whale-loving high school teacher with "magic jammies."

Thanks for all the good times, Bob. It made those Reagan years a bit more tolerable.


Categories: Greatest American Hero, Robert Culp, Video, YouTube


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Robert Culp
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Published Thursday, March 25, 2010 @ 1:59 AM EDT
Mar 25 2010

 

While his greatest fame came from his teaming with Bill Cosby in I Spy, those of us around in the 80s remember Robert Culp as over-the-top FBI agent Bill Maxwell in The Greatest American Hero. A Reagan conservative who snacked on dog biscuits, wore a "Happiness Is A Warm Pistol" t-shirt, and was dedicated to serving the "guvmint," Maxwell was a hoot and Culp a joy to watch as he chewed the scenery and managed to hold his own against a liberal, whale-loving high school teacher with "magic jammies."

Thanks for all the good times. It made those Reagan years a bit more tolerable.


Categories: Greatest American Hero, Video


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29 years ago today...
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Published Thursday, March 18, 2010 @ 3:32 PM EDT
Mar 18 2010

The Greatest American Hero pilot aired on ABC.


Categories: Classic, Greatest American Hero, Video


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