I'm still unpacking in New Orleans, trying to straighten out my multiple, mostly empty bank accounts, trying to pay for my car repairs after the van broke down on moving day, and dealing with the expense of a rental car to replace the dead hand-me-down-from-my-sister van. But...it is the goddamn Tivo that is really driving crazy. I've never had it before and it seems possessed. It records the most inane shows--Leave it to Beaver, Bonanza, obscure Russian films--but refuses, mostly, to record any of the things I've programmed into it. And it keeps recording shows on Cinemax and Sundance--but I don't actually get those channels, so it records hours of black screen. It also changes the channels on its own, so that if I leave the house with my dogs watching All My Children, I return to see them watching some IFC film.
Is this the way its supposed to work? Is it another convenience that is actually an annoyance in disguise?