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I'm home for 20 hours. - Paint It Black
Living the American dream one heartbreaking piece at a time
I'm home for 20 hours.
I got back home at 11:40 tonight after a relatively uneventful flight out of HOU to MDW, with a layover in STL. I will be here at Z'ha'dum tomorrow just long enough to get ahold of work and explain why I won't be in, do a load of laundry, mow the lawn and try to beg the state of Illinois for an extension on my overdue-for-emissions-testing-and-thus-is-currently-running-on-expired-tags Expedition. I've resigned myself to the outrageous fine from the village due to the still-unrepaired condition of my siding.

For Bonus Fun Points I was having problems with the DSL line before I left. Upon my return the situation has gotten no better and troubleshooting this evening suggests that this goddamn POS BroadXent DSL modem has once again shit itself, so I'll have to deal with that as well when I get back. Insult to injury is fun, really. Can I please have a DSL modem that doesn't fuck up and eat its own head every six months? Please?

Shit, I need to refill Ra's prescription for Prednisolone or he's going to run out while I'm away. That makes item number 12 on today's glitch list.

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Current Mood: rushed rushed
Current Music: Ra purrrrs on my lap

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points From: points Date: July 3rd, 2006 01:33 am (UTC) (Link)
Anything I can help with? I am in the area for a few days... *Hugs*
chebutykin From: chebutykin Date: July 3rd, 2006 01:35 am (UTC) (Link)
I shall impress again that if you need crash space, booze, away time, distraction, anything while you're up here in the Great Humid North... just give me a call. If at all possible, I'll drop everything and run to your aid, gin in hand.

CONvergence stuff cranks up on Wednesday. We'll be doing dinner that night at Benihana's, if you'd like to join us.
chebutykin From: chebutykin Date: July 3rd, 2006 01:43 am (UTC) (Link)
By the way, I just sent my various phone numbers to a couple of your e-mail accounts.
From: duncandahusky Date: July 3rd, 2006 08:19 am (UTC) (Link)
We're bumming around with nothing on our plates today, since our employers don't actually suck and demand us to be at work today (well, I don't get paid for the privilege, but whatever). If there's anything we can do to help, you know all you have to do is call.
roho From: roho Date: July 3rd, 2006 09:36 am (UTC) (Link)
*snug* If there's anything Lydia or I can do, you know how to get us (though she is stuck at work today). Also, were you able to get Phil at the email/number I gave you?
asetwoman From: asetwoman Date: July 3rd, 2006 10:54 am (UTC) (Link)
I think your ISP's local POP is wonky. I was going to ask you when you got back because I have the same ISP and I'm having problems, as is markvd. Periodic disconnects and reconnects, yes?

Is there anything any of us locals can help with? You can drop off the 'scrip and instructions to get the meds to your friends if you want. The rest of us here have extra time due to the holiday, so we'd be more than happy to help.
frostyw From: frostyw Date: July 3rd, 2006 02:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've heard of nothing but trouble with the BroadXent modems. Folks have gone on eBay and bought those mythical "white Westells" that have made all their connectivity problems go away.
asetwoman From: asetwoman Date: July 3rd, 2006 02:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
That may be what's going on, but it's very odd that 3 people who have the same ISP in the same region are having connectivity issues at the same time. Not that I know what the symptoms are in feren's case, but they're pretty much the same for me and for markvd.

We'll have to compare modems and symptoms at some point, but I have a Zyxel Prestige 600 and not the BroadXent.
markvd From: markvd Date: July 4th, 2006 05:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
I bet we are all having the same problem. We should compare notes, then all call in and complain.
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