THe Cable Box
Saying for the day:If it's green, it's biology, If it stinks, it's chemistry, If it has numbers it's math, If it doesn't work, it's technology- Unknown
I have a very fast broadband cable internet connection. It is faster than the DST I used to use with AT&T and worlds faster than dial up. With it and Vista I can watch movies on my computer that are not jerky and fill the entire screen.
But yesterday I had no internet all afternoon. It simply wasn’t there. I could not check my comments. I could not get my e-mail. I could not check on the things I was selling on eBay. My world suddenly shriveled up and became very small.
I was so upset that I was going to call the cable company. The only problem is that our telephone is an internet phone. We had no telephone. ( I don’t have a cell phone). We couldn’t call and complain.
So we did what any normal American family would do in the midst of a crisis like this. We went shopping. Why not? It was that or watch television. Have you ever watched afternoon television? There are all kinds of judges running loose. There is judge Judy, Judge Marilyn, divorce court judge, and many more. You can sit and watch people make fools out of themselves just to be on television. They have great cases like my neighbor’s tree dropped a branch in my yard and my tire went flat so I cut down his stupid tree. The neighbor sued.
Better shopping than that.
But the shopping ended and we came home. Still no phone and no internet. The day before we had no television. The cable company said they couldn’t understand how we could lose the television and not lose the internet and phone. It was weird he said.
We are not weird we are just slow. Now we have our tv back the other half finally went. In any case there we were with no internet so we ate super.
When did we become this internet dependant ? When did life start revolving around the computer?
Couldn’t answer those questions so I watched reruns of CSI Miami until Pennie came home.
She called the cable company on her cell phone. They directed her to go to the modem which is in a room we almost never enter. It is there with the center for the in-house network. She went and found it pushed a reset button and the internet was back. Miracle upon miracle. One little button pushed and alls right with the world.
#### News from Pigeon Falls-The little town in my basement where the trains still run, dragons fly, and life is back to normal. Poor Petrovich after he finished posting his latest driblet somebody accused him of stealing the last line frpom the television program Heros. He said he never watched the program but adds for it might have influenced his word choice. The phrase in Coptic is hard to translate directly into English. Literally it means that “ What happens to the one happens to the other” or What happens to the beast happens to the town.
He is now sorry he rushed to get the driblet out. He is going to go over the entire driblet again before he posts it on his website.
The dragon did not fly last night. The party went on anyway. People told dragon stories. They read the driblet out loud. Then they argued over what it meant. Some said the problem was that Mrs. Trumble still had her trusty dragon slayer and given a chance would use it.
Some argued the dragon might not be the beast. The “beast” might need protecting from the dragon. In any case they didn’t want to see the town burn. Given the volunteer fire department and the old wood buildings that certainly is a possibility.
Today's link-Dutch Corner- A great story for us broken pots.
It was a nice day. I spent much of it on the computer. I vidsted all the blogs that belonged to people who left comments on mine on the last five days. You learn so much from those visits.
I also bought a new computer game and played that for a bit. eBay threw out one of my entries on a technicality I didn't even know existed so I relisited it today. Now I need a breathing treatment.