Back to the Future Day

I would be remiss if I didn’t blog for Back to the Future Day.

Still don’t have a hoverboard, but I carry a computer in my pocket which I can watch TV on, so that is kind of cool.

How do you know someone doesn’t have cable? They’ll tell you.

We’re back on the cable wire.

We cord-cutted for a couple of years and went through a number of services including: Aereo, NimbleTV, USTVNow, Netflix, Hulu Plus, Plex, HBOGo with a borrowed password, Amazon Prime, HitBliss, and probably others that I don’t even recall.

But, to watch live network shows, sporting events, and news, cable is kind of what you have to have. We spent so much time and energy trying to find out how to get around restrictions to watch what we wanted to, we decided to go the opposite direction.

We are now proud owners of a new six-tuner TiVo Roamio and hundreds and hundreds of channels. I didn’t have much planned for the next few months anyway.



Happy 2015: Back In The Future

Dear the Internet,

I’m Chip and I used to be a blogger. Then social media happened and instead of writing long posts here, I just got to click buttons that tweeted links and shared posts and the most creative thing I did was tweak word choices until my tweets came under 140 characters. But, I’m still paying for the domain name so I might as well use it. So, I’m blogging for the first time since 2012.

It’s 2015. Welcome to the future.

To usher in the future, I spent last night on the couch with a fever which has now gone away. I finally learned how to read a glass thermometer today, so check that off the bucket list.

We’re cooking chicken and brussel sprouts for dinner. I know your saying, “Chip, it’s 2015, just take a food pill.” What can I say, I like to do things old school.

That’s enough for now. Don’t want to blow a fuse. (Do we still need those in 2015?)

Bye for now Internet!



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Party Like It’s 1959

So, we’re having an electrician come over today to help install a new TV antenna in our house. The hope is that we will be able to get more channels out of Atlanta, Greenville, or Augusta. I still have not figured out the rotator thing yet so that it a project for today.

My iPhone Knows What I Did Last Summer

So, I read today about the fact that my iPhone has been tracking me for a while now. Thanks, iPhone! Yeah, I should be bothered by this but instead, I downloaded an app to parse the data and posted the results to Flickr and my blog.

In the first map, we can see my trip to Lake Tahoe, our honeymoon in Vegas, some time spent in Texan airports, and travels north to Amherst, VA and south to Sapelo Island, GA. Lots of spots in Athens, Atlanta, and interstates.


A close up of Lake Tahoe, Reno, and other spots around the California/Nevada border.


A close up of the east coast.
East Coast

If I go anywhere else exciting, my iPhone will be sure to let you know.


Soul Pizza. Oh my.

hey y’all,

Happy Valentine’s Day and all of that.

Beth and I ended up having most of our Valentining done yesterday because she was incredibly anxious to give me my awesome present which was a Roku box. It has been a lot of fun so far and I have only hacked it a little.

I got her “You Don’t Know Jack” for the Wii and a promise of a massage at the massage place of her choice. The decision is a lot harder now that Happy Spa has been shut down. It’s just as much fun as it was on my little Toshiba laptop. Best game ever.

We had lunch at Transmet but did not get the soul pizza. Gravy, fried chicken, collards and potatoes. I wonder if anyone has ever really ordered one.

That is all for now. Just checking in.

Oh yeah, Swiffer turned two today. Still acts like a puppy. When does that stop?