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Archive for November, 2008

FiOS is moving in

November 30th, 2008

Looks like my neighborhood back home is getting Verizon's FiOS service.  FiOS is Verizon's new fiber-optic, high-speed network that they are rolling out nationwide.  It is their way of seriously competing with the cable companies that offer bundle services.  Verizon will be able to pump tons of data through this system, and fortunately the cables they are installing will be able to support even more data in the future.  This is a good thing seeing as how the install process has damaged our yard.  Take a look at the picture of a worker digging in our yard for an example.  Even though we may be eligible to sign up for FiOS soon, I think my family will stick with Cox's services for the forseeable future.  We are somewhat wedded to their cable offerings as well as their business class internet (which hosts my website).

Our new puppy Lucy

November 20th, 2008

I have been enjoying the past week off from classes and away from the craziness of an RIT quarter as we near Thanksgiving.  What has been making this break fun in addition to traveling with my girlfriend is playing with my family's new puppy!  That's right, we have a new puppy…a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.  The little 9 week old is as cute as a button as you can see from her photo.  Her name is Lucy, and she came all the way from Missouri.  She has a lot of spunk, loves to follow us everywhere we go, and sleeps like a log after several minutes of play.  She has even shown a liking for tennis balls, even though they are about the size of her head.  I'll be sure to take many more photos and share them here.

Lucy with a tennis ball