March 2017

FUN FRIDAY: Sword of Wonder

I know this is one that Jake Buckler, the blog’s resident Norse warrior, will be all over. Apparently archaeologists in Scotland have found a 3,000-year-old bronze sword in remarkably good condition. It seems they were building a…

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DISH blacks out 33 stations in Hearst fee fight

Seems to come up like clockwork. Just a few months after DIRECTV was forced to black out Hearst stations due to a conflict dispute, the same stations have disappeared for DISH viewers. Luckily, those channel blackouts seem to…


Spring is coming! Time to look at your antenna

While the snow continues to rage in our Michigan offices, we all think jealously of you in the southern half of the country. For many folks, it’s time to start thinking about the spring thaw and…


“TBD” Network launches on Sinclair stations

To Be Determined? Sinclair Media, one of the nation’s largest operators of over-the-air television stations, has launched a new network for their viewers across the country. It’s called “TBD,” which is old-school business slang for “to…


DIRECTV for RVs: The Dangers of DIY!

If you want DIRECTV in your RV, camper, or motorhome, don’t do it yourself! Turn to the pros at Signal Connect to avoid the common pitfalls associated with DIY RV installations. Some people believe that adding…



THROWBACK THURSDAY: Microsoft .NET

One of the biggest mistakes Microsoft made in the 2000s was called “.NET.” It was supposed to be an easy way to build apps that worked on your computer and on the web, and it was…



Virtual vs. Real Channels

With the change to DTV we ended up with “Virtual” Channels what are these? The “real” channels are the channels the TV stations are using to transmit on. Back before HDTV, the channel number told us…