My Company Went in a New Advertising Direction

August 16th, 2014

When my company decided to change our marketing strategy, we knew we were stepping into unknown waters. We were all excited about the possibilities that could arise from this new direction though. It was my job to look into TV advertising in the villages, since that is what we wanted to do first. We have never advertised in this way, so it was crucial that we selected the right company to help us test out these waters. I looked at several different ones, but I kept going back to one of the first ones that I looked at.

I was impressed with their website for a number of different reasons. Read the rest of this entry »


Working on the New Computer

August 6th, 2014

I have to figure out how to get back all of the stuff that I have lost, but they have the pirate bay, extra torrent and my favorite IP torrents. Some jerk broke in my apartment about three weeks ago and cleaned me out. They took my camera, which really was not worth stealing as it did not work correctly, an iPad, my old phone, my laptop computer, two flat screen tv’s and three external hard drives. One of those external hard drives was actually not worth even a penny. It had crashed, but of course I did not throw it away because I never do that. I probably have a half dozen old hard drives in a drawer some place around. Read the rest of this entry »


Working on the Vacation House

June 11th, 2014

directv-table-skirt-blackI would not have bought this place if not for the obvious fact that it was worth a lot more than I was paying for it. The guy who sold it to me was in a bind, one of those binds where they are about to throw your butt in jail to be exact. He needed some money for a lawyer and basically to pay off some people he had screwed over. He had to sell and I offered him something that would have been unreasonable if he were not in a pinch. I am looking at direct tv deals right now. The place has a satellite dish on the roof and it has about four or five of the boxes that you need. In essence this is the sort of house where you go on vacation with a bunch of friends or family members all at once. It is like a place me and a dozen other people rented after we graduated from college.

To be honest I would not wish to rent this place out to that sort of person, the type of person me and my friends were right then. Read the rest of this entry »


Just Got Up to the Campus

May 22nd, 2014

I am not sure how long I am going to be here, an adjunct professor is not a very secure position and there are already rumors of budgets cuts from some people I was talking to, not sure what they know, but it if more than me. Of course I am just getting started and I would have loved to have found a job closer to home, but a friend from college helped me get this placement. In fact I am sharing a place with him. He has no cable and I may need direct tv in new york. It is going to be football season before too long and I am not going to be without the Panthers if I can help it. Read the rest of this entry »


I Need to Save Money Now

October 18th, 2013

DIRECTV Mall ~ Directv Satellite Systems, RCA TV's, Audio, Video, DVD ...I decided that I was going to down size what I spent and what I did with the money that we had coming in to our house. So my husband and I decided that we would go to so that we could save money while we were looking at saving money with our TV services. My family and I were talking about all the different ways that we could save money instead of just looking at our TV viewing habits. I was willing to give up some of the cable networks that we do not really watch, but there were no providers that were going to let us pick and choose what we wanted to watch, when we watched it. Read the rest of this entry »


Best Sites for Watching Game of Thrones for Free

December 17th, 2013

I just read the first book of this series called “A Song Of Fire And Ice”, but the series is also called “A Game Of Thrones” even though that is just the name of the first book in the series. Anyway, I just found out that there is a television show that is based on the series of books. As such, I am very interested in seeing it, and I hope to figure out a way to do that. I am going to look for where to watch game of thrones online because I just found out that I do not receive the cable television channel that the show usually comes on.

Either way, I know that on television, the show is already in the third of fourth season, I am not really sure which. As such, I do not want to jump ahead of where I am in the book series.


The Changing Shape of Media Distribution

July 1st, 2013

For the past few years, there has been an obvious transition of the way we engage our media. While the traditional, firmly entrenched publishing companies and cable providers have been fighting against this move for some time, there is little that they can do in the face of such overwhelming change that is happening with or without them. With sites like that easily describe the differences between the two sites while offering up other alternatives, it is no wonder why or how this transition into a media distribution model has happened.


Watching Your Favorite TV Shows and Movies in Another Country

May 7th, 2013

When a person moves away from their home country, they may miss a lot of things about it. They may try to do some things to make their new home see more familiar to them. One of the things that they may do is try to watch the same movies and television shows that they are used to and eat the same kinds of food. It can be a little bit difficult to do these things though. It can be hard to find coronation street episodes or episodes of your favorite television show on the Internet. Lots of places want you to sign up to become a member and then when they discover that you are outside of the country, you may actually be blocked.

You should not despair if you cannot find a way to watch your favorite television shows or movies. One thing that you can do is ask other people who are from your same country how they watch television in the new country.


Take Power over Your Television Viewing

December 3rd, 2012

When I was younger, cable was not a relatively stable commodity to have. Most people i knew, if they wanted to have a lot of channel choices, instead went for satellite. Satellite was everywhere and you couldn’t pass a yard without seeing one of those giant dishes set up in a back yard or a smaller one sitting on the roof. Yet things have changed. Cable dominated for a while but now satellite is making a combat with direct tv. Direct TV is changing the way satellite does business and I am impressed at the technological innovations that they are creating with their business. Although I am still not a fan of either satellite or cable, I find that satellite has a lot more to offer than cable these days – especially when cable companies have a relative monopoly in some areas allowing for little in the way of options with pricing plans.

Having options allows the consumer to choose what they want and it encourages companies to compete against each other, forcing them to challenge each other’s business model and, hopefully, promote an evolution within the company. A company that doesn’t evolve or change isn’t always a successful company, it simply means that it has the means to squash challengers – often through money and trademarks, unfortunately! The market needs a good, healthy challenging market and I find that there are far too many companies being allowed to become monopolies. These companies stifle competition and force consumers to consume some terrible options, pricing and products. One day I see a truly free market where a business cannot influence the politics of the world but instead is simply a part of the public sector. Allowing a company to lobby to senators for regulation is one of the most shameful aspects of our governing system.