After months of frustration, the hosting provider for has saved my day by stepping in and graciously providing me with independent, unrestricted e-mail capability. I’ll never have to rely on Comcast again for that application (provided Comcast’s general broadband network uptime remains reliable, which is a questionable proposition).

You know you’ve got a systemic problem when the first prompt a customer encounters at your 1-800 number is, “For trouble with your service….”

Secondly, Paul the Mediageek and I had extended conversations on my late-spring adventures in Budapest, which he’s subsequently made into shows. You can listen at these links.