Archive for February, 2009

Grassley makes 10 most influential D.C. Twitterers

February 24, 2009 0 Comments

I don’t think there was any type of survey or vote, just opinion. But according to Politico, Sen. Chuck Grassley (@ChuckGrassley) is one of the top 10 Twitter users in Washington. I’ve been following Grassley for a while and have to admit, he makes me chuckle. Though infrequent compared to some, he tweets like he […]

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One more DTV update

February 23, 2009 3 Comments
One more DTV update

The e-mails and phone calls are starting to slow. But there are still some problems coming in. Like I’ve said before – at this point, most of the problems seem to be antenna related. After a week of taking viewer phone calls and slowly walking them through all the tips and info I have, I can […]

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More DTV help

February 19, 2009 4 Comments

OK – here’s the good and bad that I’ve gathered today. An anonymous comment from “Old TV Tech in Williamsburg” I was having some intermittent reception problems receiving KWWL prior to today. Some days, the signal was non-existant and the next day it would work properly. KWWL analog signal was always strong. All other channel’s […]

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Advice from an expert

February 18, 2009 0 Comments

Just got this e-mail from Jay, a local techie. He has some great tips for those of you with a good grasp on how this all works. He suggests AVSforum . It’s an online forum with tips and success stories from eastern Iowans making the switch.Also, TVfool . He says it has more detail than […]

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Another update

February 18, 2009 2 Comments

Okay, here’s some updated information from our chief engineer, Jarrett Liddicoat. “First off, we ARE on the air, and many are getting us now on VHF channel 7 for digital that were never getting us before.  However, we have traded that success for a lot of issues with viewers that use indoor antennas.  The lower […]

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DTV update

February 18, 2009 17 Comments

First off – I’m sending out a plea for information. Send me your constructive (and polite) experience. What’s working and what isn’t working beyond the normal rescan. I’ll compile that information here. Unfortunately at this point, the people still struggling to see KWWL are probably not going to find an easy fix. In most cases, […]

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The switch is here

February 17, 2009 0 Comments

I’m writing this in between taking phone calls. Probably the best experience today was a conversation with a woman from Waterloo. She had not rescanned her converter box yet and couldn’t find her user manual. I was able to look up a copy of her user manual online and between the two of us, we […]

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Twestival Update

February 16, 2009 0 Comments
Twestival Update

It’s Monday – and I’m still sorting through e-mails from last week. That either indicates that I get a lot of e-mail, or I don’t spend enough time sorting through what I do get. Anyway, finally got to the e-mail with Twestival pictures and video. So – as promised – here they are. If you […]

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Twitter + Festival = Twestival

February 12, 2009 0 Comments

Almost 200 cities around the world are holding a Twestival today. The tweet-ups (Twitter + meet-up) serve two purposes. One – turn an online conversation into a face to face one. Two – raise money for a charitable organization. According to the official Twestival site, the concept started in London last year and developed into […]

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The $800 billion breakdown

February 10, 2009 0 Comments
The $800 billion breakdown

With a House and Senate version that include more than 1,500 pages of directions to hand out more than $800 billion – how is the average citizen to keep track of what’s actually in the Stimulus Bill? Today I discovered a searchable database – aimed at keeping the stimulus bill transparent and more importantly understandable. […]

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