November 14, 2005

Robbo Enters The 21st Century

Thanks to everybody who offered up their two cents awhile back on the subject of preferable broadband connection options. I really did consider all your tips and opinions carefully.

After fiddling around with the numbers, we decided to go with Cox's cable modem. Not only that, we're switching from satellite back to cable tee vee and ditching Verizon in favor of Cox's telephone service as well. I'm not saying that I was biased in favor of Cox because, when they laid some new cable behind our house they went around my garden instead of through it, but I'm not saying I wasn't, either.

They're coming out to set us up next week. I'll let you know how it goes.

UPDATE: Oh, and next question: What recommendations can you guys give regarding a good digital camera? It needn't be anything top of the line, just something reasonably cheap and of good enough quality to let me post halfway decent photos here. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

UPDATE DEUX: And speaking of posting, I need all of you to clap your hands to get Steve-O on the stick about the long-discussed-but-not-yet-implemented Llama merchandizing strategy. Bottom line: he knows how to do these things and I don't. I know a whoooooole lot of you are counting on those Llama coffee mugs n' thongs for stocking stuffers and time is running out. So leave a comment and pass the word around. Thankee!

UPDATE TROIS: The Missus weighs in with her digital cam preference in the comments. Thus, as Jesse Jackson once said on Saturday Night Live, the question is moot.

UPDATE QUATRE: Ladies and Gentlemen, we have reached a new plateau. If "utter Llama fangirl geekdom" isn't sufficient motivation for us to get our collective act together, then damme if I know what is.

Posted by Robert at November 14, 2005 11:41 AM | TrackBack

"What recommendations can you guys give regarding a good digital camera?"

I have a very compact Casio that I am quite happy with. My only real recommendation is to buy a camera that has a larger LCD display (they usually come in 1" or 1.5"). It makes a huge difference in your ability to take a good shot and to cull out the bad ones after the fact.

Posted by: LB buddy at November 14, 2005 11:53 AM

You can get an awesome digital camera at about $350 from Best Buy. I just upgraded my old one (still working out the kinks on focus and color, as can be gleaned from today's post of Arlington photos), but I highly recommend Sony Cybershot.

Posted by: Bill from INDC at November 14, 2005 12:05 PM

I, and a couple of friends, have been satisfied using the Canon PowerShot A75. See here for cnet's review of the thing. It isn't the greatest camera in the world, but it doesn't cost an appendage, and does good work, for the most part.

Posted by: The Country Pundit at November 14, 2005 12:19 PM

Roggs, I already know the one I want. It is the a compact digital camera with a video camera. B.W.

Posted by: Butcher's Wife at November 14, 2005 01:42 PM

If there is no fab llama merchandise in time for Christmas, my hubby will have *no* idea what to get me... I'm pathetic enough that llama stuff is at the top of my wish list... *hangs head in utter llama fangirl geekdom*

Posted by: Nicole at November 14, 2005 02:55 PM

We have "LLama fangirls"?

Did I miss a meeting or something?

Posted by: Steve the LLamabutcher at November 14, 2005 03:42 PM

I'm thinking the "Melissa taunting Allah" product line will be awfully popular with the Llama fanboy geekdom demographic.

Posted by: The Colossus at November 14, 2005 04:11 PM