Friday, February 12, 2016

My example of Common Core Mathematical Practice 1, "Make sense of problems and persevere in problem solving."   A friend of mine posted this on Facebook:

The Problem

A bit of a rant.
Two years after leaving FiOS for Comcast, I'm back in the FiOS family. It wasn't without aches and pains. The new router had to be near a place where they could run Cat-6 to the outside box, which was not near where the router was before. In order to get network jacks near where they were installed with Comcast, FIOS installed a network extender which caused a bunch of setup problems this afternoon after the installer left. I had to go and figure out how to configure the network extender, using a bunch of Google searches and reading of different documents and forum posts.
That wasn't the end of the drama. For my birthday, I bought myself a TiVo Bolt and some TiVo Minis for the bedrooms. The reason you want to do this is to save on equipment rental fees. The TiVo uses a cable card to access all the channels you subscribe to. However, because this isn't the "normal" install using the cable company's set-top box, there are different setup procedures which the installers aren't familiar with. While it appeared the cable card was working, I noticed that not all the channels I subscribed to were showing up. So, fixing that issue took a long call to the special Verizon cable card number and re-explaining multiple times the problem.

It took me about 8 hours to get the installation completed and reconfigured to be fully up and operational. The speed of the wireless network is great and the TiVo works better than it ever did on Comcast.

The end

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