Charter apparently just added WSBK-DT (channel 38, in digital form) to their wires, meaning that I can now view high-definition Jeopardy without needing to add a UHF antenna as big as a cell tower to my house. It’s not on the lineup on their web site or on TV listings services yet, but it’s on the wire at clear-QAM 114-10. Presumably their cable boxes will map that to 788, but since I don’t use a cable box, I care about the actual frequency that the digital stream is on.
It had bugged me that I was getting a worse experience with a direct wire to my house than I could theoretically get with an antenna, and now it looks like Charter is working on fixing that.
Has anybody heard of or played Epic?
“There are 1011 stars in the galaxy. That used to be a huge number. But it’s only a hundred billion. It’s less than the national deficit! We used to call them astronomical numbers. Now we should call them economical numbers.” — Richard Feynman
“It is almost like a breakup via Facebook.” — Tom Ogden, on how Konover Associates has dealt with the town after deciding not to go through with the project for a large shopping center in Charlton, as quoted in this week’s Charlton Villager (7.5MB PDF, p. 9).
Today’s Telegram & Gazette reports that a business wants to move into the Southbridge Industrial Park, and wants the access road completed as soon as possible. The access road they’re referring to is the one from Rte. 169 (not going near our land), and has a pending appeal to MassDEP that may be resolved within the month.
Best case for us would be that the appeal causes the people wanting the access road to consider the alternative that comes from Rte. 20 and through our land. I find that scenario unlikely, but one can always hope.