Friday, February 5, 2010

Can you hear me now?

Hello internet. I missed you today. You get a big (huuuuggg).

This morning, I called my ISP to inform it that the 'net and I did not connect at all. Network outage in my area, the automated voice told me. Working on the problem, the voice said, implying that I should go away and leave them free to work without interruption.

This afternoon, the automated system relented enough to let me speak with an actual person, named Andre. Andre told me our outage should be tamed by 3:45 p.m.

At 4:30 p.m., I called again and spoke to Marcus who had me plug the ethernet cable from the modem directly into the laptop, bypassing the router. Ah were awn the net.

Marcus told me there was something wrong with my router. I thanked him for the information and said I would contact the person who set up the router.

Then I shut everything down, disconnected the power and the ethernet cable from the router, reset it, powered back up, and guess what? I can talk to you, i*n*t*e*r*n*e*t. *

Hello beautiful . . .
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Asterisks inspired by The Education of Hyman Kaplan

12 comments:

Big Ed said...

I suppose you can say I was out of business too. If I were supposed to take exams for a class I would have to run off to school with out the support of stuff from home. Yay Graduation!

Zeta said...

You have a sister who also has a computer. You could have put on your reefs, driven your car to my house, and taken your test. Yahoo, Ranger to the rescue.

RANGER said...

Not going to let Reefs go, are we? Does everyone in the world except us know about Reefs? I need to see yours.

Big Ed said...

Reefs, is that old school?

Zeta said...

Oh my goodness. They will never disappear. They will be around forever and ever. All you have to do is look around the malls, movies, or the beaches. Walla, reefs are everywhere. Does this help?

Zeta said...

Mine are brown with a fancy pattern on the bottom.

RANGER said...

So do you leave identifiable footprints? Can't wear them and be stealthy, then. Right?

Zeta said...

Especially, at the beach. Mine are leather so the plastic water proof flip flops are worn for this occasion.

RANGER said...

Hey, it's important to have a wardrobe of 'em for all occasions, no?

Zeta said...

Correct! A big plus is to have a Coach purse to match as well. I'm still working on the perfect Coach wallet.

ol Doc said...

Coach? Reefs? Sounds like Cinderella somehow ran off the 7 mile bridge.

Glad the internet is alive and well. I'm-a go Google Reefs. Heh.

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