Wednesday, July 21, 2004

sitting in the bathroom

here I am, with horrible indigestion. That is a fancy word for poopy farty misery, accompanied by an upset tummy. Perhaps my pain is due to the fact that our satellite was installed today, not between the hours of 8 and 12 in the morning, but between 1:30 and 4:00 in the afternoon. Makes me miss the good old days of being a reckless digital pirate, theiving the signal and enjoying hour upon hour of free premium channels and all forms of television entertainment. That was truly a fufilling TV experience. All the hard work of hacking, the payoff of free TV, the excitment, the challenge, the constant battle between "Dave" (the head of security at Directv) and us, the hackers, sitting on the fringe, ducking and dodging the electronic countermeasures sent down the stream by the evil corperation. Of course, my whole participation in that community consists of a handfull of posts on dssbuzz during the last six months of free directv, and a whole lot of downloading others hard work. Still, watching TV when you know there is a danger involved it totally fun. Being part of a badass community of people operating in a moral grey zone (how do you "steal" a signal that is simply being shot out all over north america? And it's not like we are stealing as a replacement for paying, it's either steal or nothing, right? Sure) who pour hours upon hours of research into this satillite thing, just so the world can enjoy the spice network for free, no one can deny the sexy outlaw feeling. anyway, for now, those days are over (with directv at least). You can still steal "charlie," or Dish Network, but it just doesnt seem as fun.


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