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I'm sensing a pattern:

In 1999, a dealer out-negotiated me on a car, so I learned a bunch about negotiation, and now occasionally help friends get better deals on cars by aggressively bargaining with car dealers.

In 2003, our wedding photographer was absolutely horrible, and so I teamed up with a friend and started a wedding photography business so that people wouldn't have the same experience I did.

Just now, in 2016, Comcast raised my rates, and so I'm researching the laws (specifically the Massachusetts Open Wiring Statutes) around getting more Cable TV competition in the condo building.

Right now, I'm going with "constructive vengeance."

Date: 2016-08-07 07:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] metahacker.livejournal.com
Do you still hire out for car negotiations?

Date: 2016-08-08 04:33 pm (UTC)
gingicat: drawing of me based on wedding photo (Default)
From: [personal profile] gingicat
Ooh.

Date: 2016-08-07 08:51 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bex77
Our condo association is investigating put a repeater on the roof from NetBlazr to get internet access and dump Comcast. See if they can help you.

Date: 2016-08-08 03:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] points.livejournal.com
Alas, tried this for two different wireless carriers and due to our area - lacked line of sight. We could have put up a mast, but the we'd have run afoul of Cambridge ordinances -there-. Spent a while actually pondering just paying to run a fiber directly to my house and then selling my own service to the neighborhood... but I just don't have that kind of energy anymore. :)

Right now, trying to help move some of the P2P services 'closer' to our area, hoping that line of sight will open up. In the meantime, I give Comcast hell any chance I get. F*ckers.

Date: 2016-08-07 08:56 pm (UTC)
mizarchivist: (Avatar- Eeeviiiil)
From: [personal profile] mizarchivist
LOL and accurate.

Date: 2016-08-08 01:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 42itous.livejournal.com
Ayup, that's the [livejournal.com profile] mangosteen I know. :)

Date: 2016-08-08 07:51 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] drwex
Good luck on fighting Comcast. In a world of scum-sucking bastards they are often the scum-sucking-est bastard-y-est.

Date: 2016-08-09 12:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] anotherjen.livejournal.com
Clearly you are not promoting your business enough, because I might have hired you if I'd known.

Date: 2016-08-09 03:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pseydtonne.livejournal.com
I'm curious now. If you're not thinking about getting fiber to your house and you can't get line-of-sight in the home of mesh networks, what is your plan?

One thing has spoiled me in Tulsa: Cox. They're employee-owned. This shows in the high quality of what I get for my money. Man, I like them a lot.

...but yes, I recall the privilege of non-Cambridge was overbuild cable, aka RCN.

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