Site ColumnsBy Amy
November 29, 2000 - 3:03 PM
You know, when I first logged on today, I had no idea what I was going to writer in today's 'Hello World'. Perhaps another spiel on cartoons and old tv shows… but I think I used up all of that material last week. Besides, people are starting to give me weird looks. So, today's topic is –well, it's worse than brussel sprout ice-cream, more horrific than a 14-year old male's gym locker, harder on the eyes and ears than a Pokemon marathon… yes, you guessed it, it's call waiting!
One day I swear I will find the person who invented it and beat them over the head repeatedly with my phone. Yes, it's a good idea in *theory*, but practice? Well, that's another story all together. Only once in my entire life have I had the pleasure of a *good* call waiting service. Tonight, however, when I was calling the server in the US due to the problems we've been having here recently (apparently it has to do with a router in California according to the network engineer – whatever the hell that means), I was not so lucky. Now, I can usually handle the terrible tinny piano music (Telstra anyone?) for up to an hour, I can take 50's and 60's radio for slightly longer, and I can live with the occasion 'your call is important to us' spiel, but lord help me tonight…. Tonight, minute-long pipe-fed looped insufferably *cheery* tinny music. With 'your call is important to us' interruptions every other 20 seconds, and 'an operator will be with you shortly' messages on the odd 20 seconds. Add that to the fact that it was an international phone so I was acutely aware of every passing minute, my brain dissolved by the 5th minute. By the 15th I couldn't concentrate on playing solitaire any more. At the 20 minute mark, I was talking back to the call waiting. But I think I'm better now...
Trek BBS Today
Below are some of the topics currently being discussed at the Trek BBS:
Today On TV
-At 8:00pm (7:00pm Central Time), UPN will be showing special Voyager telemovie 'Flesh and Blood'. Here's what they have to say about the episode:
The Doctor sides with a group of renegade Holograms that have been enhanced, made adaptable and turned into combative prey for the Hirogen, commiting treason against Voyager in the process. In a raging battle among the Hirogens and Holograms, the U.S.S. Voyager is defenseless to attack after The Doctor, feeling sympathetic towards his own kind, transfers Voyager's defensive frequency information to their ship.
Please not that the above iamge is copyright of Paramount.
-In Canada, Space! will be showing TOS's 'The Return of the Archons' at 10am (repeat at 4pm), TNG's 'The Hunter' at 12pm, DS9's 'Rejoined' at 5pm and Voyager's 'Scientific Method' at 10pm
-In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing Voyager's ' Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!
-Here in The Netherlands, Net 5 will be showing TNG's 'Suspicions'at 18:00 CET. Thanks go out to StarTrek.nl for this!
Yesterday was the birthday of Scarlett Pomers, who has a recurring role on Star Trek: Voyager as Naomi Wildman