Okay, this is neither quilt related or Being and Nothingness related but I felt the need to share my idiocy. At the very least it might save a few others from some mental torment. The reason my digital set-top box wasn’t working was because the batteries in the remote were flat. It took me a month to figure that out, hence the feeling like an idiot. I was about to go and buy a new tv with a tuner built-in too.
I’m still trying to figure out whether having extra channels to distract me is a good thing. However, I do have plenty of hand sewing cut out and ready to go, so I might be able to maintain my current momentum somewhat.