it turns out that when it rains, my directv reception gets pretty miserable. (not something i had noticed much before — i guess there really wasn’t much rainfall the last 12 months.) thanks to #tvtorrents, i was able to download the shows that my tivo was unable to record. that’s pretty cool. (commercial-free, even. too bad there’s no way the networks will jump on the bandwagon, even with not-commercial-free downloads. they will remain paralyzed by fear of so-called pirates even as they watch their business crumble.)