The Spec Sheet – 26 November, 2013

Curtis ends his flirtations with Windows Phone, phone insurance is a scam, and Google thinks you want to shout at your devices all day.

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Spec Sheet listeners gather for the 7th annual Spec Sheet Celebration Day gathering, enjoying their free Tater Tots and Gatorade. From left to right: Rob, Lou, Gene, Sven.

5 thoughts on “The Spec Sheet – 26 November, 2013

  1. What is frightening to me about Microsoft discontinuing updates for Windows XP is that all the hospitals and doctors’ clinics still use XP and from what I can tell do not know that updates are being discontinued.

  2. I just got done listening to the podcast from 26 November before going to sleep, and I probably won’t be able to fall asleep for a couple of hours because I’m so amped up. No really, I am exaggerating a little but I did enjoy the show quite a bit. You guys make a great team, you’re funny as hell, seem to have good chemistry, and the show moves along at a good pace. Not to mention you’re both very knowledgable. I’m glad you’re show is tied in with Art Bell’s network since I’m a big fan of his. Oh well, I’m not really big on sending in comments, but I just had to let you know you’ve got a new fan and I’ll be trying to catch your show every week. Thanks for a fun couple of hours and don’t change a thing. JW

  3. I like how you never mentioned that you were only paying around $9.95 a month for your HostGator hosting plan, whereas the cheapest SparkNode plan that is decent is $50 a month.

    How can you expect to run a website like that can have sudden surges in traffic on a $9.95 a month hosting plan? C’mon now. Your site was negatively affecting other users on the server and so the monitoring department was forced to temporarily disable your domain.

  4. I’d have to go back and listen to be sure, but you either misunderstood or I didn’t explain clearly enough. There was no expectation that we should receive the same level of service at $9.95 per month vs. the $90 per month I now pay. What I DO expect, however, is that when the server is having problems and someone other than me calls Hostgator to tell them about it, they should fix it regardless of whether the account holder is the one on the phone or not. A known problem is a known problem. That was the last straw with Hostgator.

  5. Oh, and one more thing… I have in the past used a comparably priced VPS account from Hostgator. In terms of price versus value, I’m getting WAY more for my money from Sparknode.

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