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Taking back my blog

For far too long I’ve been derelict in my duties as a blog owner. I became lazy and complacent and allowed my blog to become a collection of my social media postings instead of what it should have been. A blog is place to share your thoughts and ideas. It’s meant for more that 140 word tweets, and mindless re-sharing of other peoples posts. So Today I’m taking back my blog. I’m going to start posting my thoughts and feelings once again. I’ll be sharing my tutorials and anything else that comes to mind because that is what my blog should have been all along.

CBS Blocking Time Warner Cable

So I heard about some argument  Time Warner Cable is having with CBS. Because of this if you’re a TWC subscriber you will be blocked from watching videos on their websites. We have TWC internet (due to lack of choice).  We live in Cincinnati, so we’re not even residents of one of the so called affected markets. If they are hoping to garner support from customers for their side this is a horrible way of going about it. Consumers in general could give two shits about whatever these two are fighting over.

P.S. if you’re really desperate to view one of their shows I suggest using a proxy or VPN. I tested it with Private internet access VPN and the video played fine.

Getting Started with Cord Cutting

The following is help list to get anyone started with cutting their cable T.V. cord.

Streaming T.V. Boxes:

A Streaming media box is a little box you connect to your t.v. which connects to the internet either wirelessly or with an ethernet cable to stream internet media to your television.

Time Warner Cable & The Motorola SBG6580 What a Pain!

Ok so after months of not being able to figure out why I couldn’t enable port forwarding on my TP-Link TL-WR1043ND router and not being able to remotely access my playon & plex media servers, I was able to get finally get it working.

I discovered that the cause of all my woes was the Motorola SBG6580 modem That Time Warner cable gave me. What I discovered was that it was working like a firewall & keeping my real router for doing what I wanted it to do. Thankfully that”s all fixed now.

After much googling I discovered that what I needed to do was get the modem into bridge mode. Basically the modem has 2 MAC Addresses, 1 for the actual modem (WAN MAC) and 1 for the internal router (LAN MAC).  Time Warner Cable provisions the MAC address (LAN MAC) of the internal router to have access on their network and any other MAC Address such as that of your PC or router, will simply not work.

When you enable bridging mode and turn the device into a cable modem, you’re then passing along your computers and/or routers MAC Address, which is not provisioned in their system. They will refuse to provision a new MAC address over the phone and your modem wont go online. To fix this and have your modem go online, follow these steps:

  1. Unplug the coaxial cable from the Motorola modem
  2. Hold down the  reset button on the back panel with a pen for 30 seconds, this will reset all settings to factory defaults. The modem will be auto-configured again once you plug the coaxial cable back in.
  3. When modem is back on hook your computer’s ethernet cable into the modem.
  4. Once you have a connection, open your browser and go to the address and login with the user name “admin” and password “motorola”
  5. Your going to make a few changes to the configuration:
    1. Wireless -> Primary Network -> Disabled
    2. Basic -> Setup -> NAPT Mode -> Disabled
    3. Basic -> DHCP -> No
    4. Advanced -> Options -> Rg Passthrough -> Enable
    5. Copy and save the LAN Mac Address from the Basic > Configuration Section
    6. Then go to Advanced -> Options -> Passthrough Mac Addresses -> and Add the LAN MAC Address that you copied & saved.
  6. Save all the settings and then plug the coaxial cable back into the Modem & power cycle it.
  7. Unplug your computer’s ethernet cable from the modem and plug it back into your router.
  8. You should now be able to forward ports correctly on your own router.

So now I have a working router and can actually utilize my playon and plex media servers from locations besides my local lan.

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My New computer is all finished!

So I finally managed to get my new computer all built and put together. The only problem I have is my front audio ports don’t seem to work. I know I have them plugged in correctly, but after searching google it appears this seems to be a common issue with this case. Luckily I have a razer lycosa keyboard so I just use the audio ports on it instead. Seems to work fine.

Building a New Gaming PC

So with Guild Wars 2 coming out and my current computer being about 4 years old and not really on the high end The hubby & I decided it was time for me to have a new one.


I’ve been feeling lonely lately. It’s hard to be at home by yourself a good portion of the time. I mean granted I have the internet, but that really is no replacement for a real connection with another person. I just hate when Mark has to go work because most days feel really long and it seems like the weekends go bye too fast 🙁 .


The new place & life in general..

So we’ve been in our new place for a few weeks now & I’m loving it. We still have some things we need though such as more furniture and few small kitchen appliances. It’s been odd getting used to living without a microwave especially where leftovers are concerned. It can be daunting to know that in order to heat up last nights dinner you have to get everything back on the stove. But I also think it’s been good for us because we have discovered some great recipes and I’m really enjoying cooking again. I’m also enjoying the new diet still, being in our our own place again makes it so much easier to keep to our organic diet, I’m loving filling