[mythtv-users] Alternatives to Supporting schedulesdirect.org

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Wed Aug 8 05:53:32 UTC 2007

On 08/08/2007 01:10 AM, David Brodbeck wrote:
> On Aug 7, 2007, at 9:59 PM, Robert Current wrote:
>> They say they are paying COX now,
>> because they get a good deal on high speed internet AND cable, and
>> would like to stick with a good, legal, safe solution.  They said they
>> have free data from COX on the website, and free data from
>> titantv.com, and want to know with all the free data, why should they
>> pay anything?  So I promised to ask on this forum, only to get really
>> hostile reactions.
> ...
> You need to find someone else who is also interested in screen- 
> scraping, and knows how to code.  Most people seem to feel that it's  
> worth their while to pay SchedulesDirect for data to avoid the  
> headaches of screen-scraping, but if getting the data for free is  
> more important to you than the extra maintenance,

Of course it is--he's demanding that someone else does the maintenance
(writing and maintaining the screen scraping/data conversion/whatever
app).  And he's hiding behind the "lack of skills" excuse--which is
really just saying, "I'm unwilling to spend the time to learn the skills
required because it's easier to let someone else spend hundreds or
thousands of hours of his life to save me a couple bucks per month".

>  you just need to  
> find someone else who feels the same way.  I think you may be  
> mistaking lack of interest for hostility.

I'm definitely not interested and my only hostility stems from a
person's belief that his time is more valuable than other people's time.


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