Okay, I realize I’m going to sound like I’m so living in 1996 or something, but I have my car getting worked on this morning at the dealership and they have free wireless networking. This is crazy shit. I can get stuff done while I wait. Can’t beat that.

Speaking of Internet access, our Comcast cable ‘net access seems to be giving me fits in the last couple of days. The DNS lookups… don’t look up. Like, it just times out. Sometimes you can get common sites - google, Yahoo! - to come up, but that’s about it. I tried resetting my router and my cable modem (just in case it was a hardware problem; I hadn’t rebooted either for like a year) but to no avail - DNS still lags. Jenn’s calling Comcast today.

On the way back in to work from the car dealership this morning, Jenn called me to tell me that, prior to calling Comcast to complain about crappy DNS, she fired up the computer.

Everything works fine.

I’m hoping they fixed whatever was wrong and that’s that. But I’m prepared to go home tonight and find it down again. It never fails, right?

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I bought one of the fourth generation (4G) iPods - the 60GB iPod Photo - and it came with a USB charger and a USB-to-dock connector cable. I plugged it in, attached the iPod, and it charged right up.

Later, I tried to attach Jenn’s iPod (my 3G 15GB iPod) to that charger to charge it up, and it doesn’t charge - it stays on, but it doesn’t charge.

Turns out this is a known issue. The Apple Store page for the USB charger says it “supports iPod shuffle, iPod mini, iPod photo and iPod with click wheel.” Which subtly excludes 3G iPods (they don’t have a “click wheel”).

Interesting that they don’t outright say anything about this anywhere in the official Apple support section. You’d think more people would wonder about this.

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My damn driver’s side headlight is out. This happened in September, which I fixed, then again in January. So this is the third time in six months I’ve had this shit.

I called the Acura service department and I’m going in on Thursday to have them look at it. I told the guy I was using the Sylvania Silverstar headlights and he says he has them, too, but he had to rewire his truck to handle them.

I most certainly did not rewire my car, and he thinks it’s probably too much. I’m going to get the factory headlights (which previously lasted me like two years), have them do a cursory check, and call it a day.