Move along, nothing to see here — internet outage edition

Seriously, I don’t recall internet outages being one of the warning signs of the apocalypse.

But the way the year is going, it’s starting to look like I may have missed something.

Our cable and internet service is down, along with what I’m told is a wide swath of West LA and the San Fernando Valley.

So after a couple hours of sitting here waiting for it to rise from the dead, I’m giving up and going to bed.

As usual, we’ll be back tomorrow with anything we missed.

Assuming Spectrum can get its shit back together by then.


  1. Diana says:

    Hi Ted,

    I want to contribute to you for writing such an awesome blog. Is PayPal the only way I can do this or do you have a secure credit card donation site?

    We had to put or beloved Corgi, Lulu, to sleep about 10 days ago : – )
    I love your Corgi pix, too.

    • You don’t need a PayPal account to make a payment using PayPal. Go to and ignore their invitations to open an account. Look around, and you’ll see an option to continue without a PayPal account. PayPal in general is at least as secure as any other common way to pay using a credit card over the Internet.

      You may also be able to use Chase Bank’s Zelle service.

    • bikinginla says:

      Hi Diana, that’s so kind. I’m so sorry about losing your corgi. I know just how heartbreaking that is. And my wife wants me to say she hopes Lulu had a long and happy life.

      Mike is mostly right. PayPal does accept credit cards, but there no longer appears to be a way to make a donation without a PayPal account. Clearly, I need to look into setting up another option.

      However, if you have a banking app on your phone, you probably have Zelle installed as part of it. It’s very safe and easy to use, but I’m not sure if it links to your credit card.

      Otherwise, your best option might be to open a PayPal account, then delete it afterwards if you don’t want it. I find it very convenient, and use it most of my online purchases.

      May Lulu’s memory be a blessing to your family in the days to come.

  2. Diana says:

    oops that should have been a

    : – (

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