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I just read an article in the Daily Southtown which says the Blackhawks are returning to the air when the are at home! All I have to say to this is, thank you Rocky Wirtz, may you run the Blackawks as a 2010 company not a 1966 company.

While talking to a friend today via IM, an interesting thing was said,

“The Four Corners of the Round Table.”

Basically it was part of many statement this person had to memorize long ago for a talent show. The statement was,

“thank you for your kind attention and now pronounce the next act… The four corners of the round table.”

Nonetheless I really like the statement, it fits me pretty well.  I will have to use it, as a title or statement no less.

I can’t believe it, yet again Comcast has tried to assign our phone number to a new client.  This has been going on for over three years now.  A while back I used Comcast phone service along with their data and cable.  The phone service was no better or cheaper then Ameritech, so bailed (which they didn’t care at all when I left, nothing like customer retention).  I switched off of Comcast to go to Vonage and ported my number over to Vonage.  I filled out the needed paperwork and faxed it in, and Vonage took care of re-addressing my phone number to their network, or however that is done in telephony land.  It took almost a month for Comcast to release the number, I spent countless of hours on the phone with both carriers trying to figure out what is going on.  Eventually, it was straightened out and I was well on my way to Vonage bliss.

At work some time later, I called home to say hi to my wife, I couldn’t get through!  Forgot what the message was or whatever it was, but I could call home.  So I get back on the phone with Vonage and Comcast to figure out what is going on.  This goes back and forth, off and on for the next couple of months, until finally some smart person at Vonage figured it all out and called the right people at Comcast.   It turns out that Comcast never marked my phone number as ported, or what ever they do there.  I was told all is OK again.  Things where working.

Couple months later my in-laws, who still use Comcast phone, could get through to us, they where getting a quick busy or somthing like that.  It turns out that Comcast has assigned our phone number to a new client of theirs.  It only effects Comcast customers now, within their network, as in reality they have no rights over the number and the rest of the world knows the number is routed to Vonage.  Again they fix it and again it is screwed up, this has been going on and on, and on for years now.

Not sure if this will help at all, but I contacted the FCC and reported Comcast keeps re-assigning our phone number.  We will see where it goes from here.

I can’t wait, this is going to be great. This Thursday, Friday and Saturday I will be taking care of my kids, solo, while my wife is out of town. Being the IT Slug that I am and commuting 3+ hours a day I don’t get a lot of time with my kids during the week. Now I have my chance. I am taking the next two days off from work and spending it at home. ahhhh.

It would be great if we could go somewhere, like Downtown Chicago or something, but my eldest has school and other after-school activities, so that is out. Weather report looks positive, I get out of work for a few days and my kids get to see how nuts their father is.  Oh, in case you are wondering my sons are 5 years and 19 months. What a great age.

Why do people have to lie, I just don’t understand it?  There are three characteristics of people I just can’t tolerate, liars, cheats and thieves. In way they are one in the same, just a little different in execution. Anyway, I just don’t get it.

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