“Walk of Life” in Xfinity TV ad

Xfinity has a series of ads that feature a melody you may recognize. The 30-second spots don’t include any lyrics so it may be a little difficult to name the song. The ads are titled “Working A Little Differently.” Here’s an example of one…

Can you name the song? It’s “Walk Of Life” by Dire Straits, although this version is performed by Bhi Bhiman. I have no idea how to say his name but here’s the version used in the Xfinity ads.

It might just be me, but I believe the track used in the Xfinity commercials is sped up from the original, but not by much. Just to give credit where credit is due, here’s the original by Dire Straits. Thanks for stopping by!

-Out of the Wilderness

Internet update – AT&T Fiber vs. Xfinity

Well, I went 4 or 5 days with AT&T Fiber and the conclusion is this: It was one of the worst decisions I’ve made in my adult life! Here’s more about that

Well, as of today, I’m back on Xfinity and never expected to feel this much relief! I can now confidently say with certainty that I’m one of those poeple that can’t function very long at home without stable internet. This discovered truth makes me wonder how I’d do in a zombie apocalypse. Perhaps, not well if I’m being totally honest! haha

AT&T… thanks for trying! But you came up way short. And now I’ve got this annoying white box attached to one of my house walls as a reminder of the mistake I made.

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What’s the opposite of an altar? Remember in the Old Testament of the Bible someone would build an altar to remember something great that happened in that spot, right? Well, this little white box is like that, except the opposite. Kind of like a scar. An accidental pregnancy. A dent in your car. A tattoo of your ex’s name. 

But I guess it’s water under the bridge now. I’m just glad I can have reliable internet again! 

-Out of the Wilderness

 

 

Switching to AT&T Fiber… biggest mistake of my adult life

I’ve had AT&T Fiber for about a week and I’ve come to this conclusion:

I’m basically paying $60/month to NOT have internet.

In fact, this post is happening by using the hotspot on my phone. You know there’s a problem when your phone’s hotspot is what you rely on when you definitely pay for home internet! This has become what I see throughout the day when I try to do anything on my computer.

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Hulu and YouTube show different error messages than Safari, but they all mean the same thing: I’m paying AT&T to keep me offline. How many people can say that? Actually, probably a lot of people can, based on reviews I’ve seen. There are so many message boards out there with people trying to figure out how to fix the issues but my best guess is I just need to cut my losses and go back to Xfinity.

I know one thing for sure: this is NOT the freedom our forefathers promised us. I never thought I’d miss Xfinity so much. I’ll have updates soon, that is, if I can connect to the internet to make new blog posts!

Oi vey.

-Out of the Wilderness

 

Pet Peeves

A few of my current pet peeves.

1. Long receipts. So much information that I’ll never read. Check out your neighborhood Wal-Mart and you may notice the same thing I noticed. I recently went there to buy dog food when PetSmart was closed. I bought one thing, dog food. My receipt was 11.75 inches long! (yes I measured)

2. The recurring “must restart computer message”… every 5 minutes. Is it so important to restart my computer and install updates that I should drop everything I’m doing or be reminded to do so 96 times in a day (5 times per hour for 8 hours)? I don’t want to restart my computer right now. Ask me again at 6pm. This is almost as annoying as getting emails that tell me my mailbox is almost full.
3. Emails that tell me my mailbox is almost full. Well, if they’d stop sending me emails about it, my mailbox wouldn’t be so full!
4. Christian Copycat. This next one has been on my list for a long time. Nothing is more uncreative, nothing is more cheesy than copycat marketing. Christian apparel does this religously. Hehe, get it?
5. “In Memory Of” car stickers. I’m not trying to offend anyone with this pet peeve of mine. I’m in total support of honoring those that have died, certainly people that were close, whether family or friends. But what exactly is in memory of the person? The way you drive? Your car? Your rear window?
6. CBS Channel 5 in Nashville. I have Comcast cable and CBS comes in snowy. Maybe the pet peeve is that I have Comcast cable.
7. Fist bumps. Ok, I’ll admit it was cool back in the early 2000s, but here’s the rule to go by: when ESPN anchors do it, it’s no longer cool.