After yesterday's discussion of the awfulness of Comcast DVRs, Peter Suderman points out that all their other service is terrible too. Roger that. I have too many Comcast horror stories to share them all, but my favorite was the technician who showed up to install my service without the equipment to splice coaxial cable. This seems like the sort of thing you really ought to have on you if you are going to install coaxial cable in someone's house. When he finally came back with his equipment (after first trying to get me to move the television to right next to my bed, where the existing hookup was), it took him half an hour to splice a head onto the end. I've done my fair share of cabling, and while it can be confusing to have only the one wire onto which you crimp your pre-made head, this seemed a bit excessive. Yet he got mad at me when I offered to do it for him. This is one of the many reasons why I am a loyal reader of Verizon's Fios website. Someday, we shall be free . . .