Saturday, September 04, 2004

Time Warner Completes Me

I finally have my own personal high-speed internet connection. All it took was about 25 phones calls, three appointments, and 24 hours of waiting. I'm now going to take a nap.

Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Student Orientation Tomorrow

I'm chilling in the McMillan classroom building, within which can be found the student lounge. My cable and high-speed internet were supposed to be installed and connected yesterday afternoon, but it seems that the installers were "over-scheduled" and they never bothered to show up. So, after eight hours of waiting and repeated calling, I asked when the appointment could be rescheduled.

"This Friday afternoon", says the disappointed-sounding CSR.

"WHAT!? Are you folks aware that there are actual alternatives to Time Warner?"

"Oh yes sir. I'm really sorry you've had this problem." Etc. Etc.

Eight hours of waiting for nothing. I'm not even sure I can make myself available for the new appointment.

Anyhoo, tomorrow is the first day of a three-day student orientation. More will be reported our new incoming class becomes more familiar with the campus, curriculum, UT, etc. I've already purchased my first official round of textbooks, so things are getting pretty exciting!