Showing posts from December, 2008

Know someone who wants to know what to do about the Digital TV Conversion?

Update: This Reuters news story confirms a likely shortage of analog TV converter discount coupons.

Update #2: They're out of coupons.

Update #3: Posts in this series now have easy-to-remember TinyURLs: This post. Q&A on DTV conversion. How to tell if your TV set is digital-ready.


Thanks to The Consumerist blog for this diagram.

If your set is NOT digital-ready, AND you don't have cable or satellite, you'll need a converter. Call 888-DTV-2009 or go to and provide your name and address to get $40-off coupons. Move fast, as coupons could run out. A future blog post will list available converters.

Many Portland stations will change their channel assignments. Click on this chart of Portland-area stations, sorted by their network, to see it in a new window or tab with greater clarity.

Since the list above shows every VHF station in Metro Portland will also have a UHF…

Flu Pandemic? Ready, set, fail

A blog entry at the Wall Street Journal Online reveals a giant vaccine and pharmaceutical company, Glaxo, has not fully prepared its staff for a pandemic. If a flu vaccine contractor does not already have 100% of its workforce vaccinated against H5N1, I have to ask, why?