connections


it was a mostly lovely weekend
a delicious sleep in 2 of the 3 mornings

two very good lunches
one with a friend i hadn't seen in long while
another a birthday lunch with my sister

first 
lots of sun
lots of humidity
then 
lots of rain

also some not so fun technical issues

one minute the wifi was there
the next it was gone

the internet service provider modem (ispm) was insistent we were online
the apple air-port modem disagreed

i called apple
their tech helped get the air-port back up
the ispm still insistent it was providing connectivity
 wasnt

a call to the ispm 
began 
with me repeating all the things
 i had done on my own
to get things connected 
none of which 
worked any better 
following their instruction

finally 
i was transferred to someone 'with more technical' expertise
of course 
the first helper 
hadn't told
 the technical expert 
anything
 that had transpired 
over the 35 minutes
 of our conversation

thankfully 
he was indeed more technically expert

two quick wire/cable repositionings
 one slow rebooting
we were back online

ah
technology
you are
a curse and a blessing



6 comments:

  1. Blah! You seem to have so many technical issues Daryl. I do hope that's the end of them ad everything from cable TV to iPhone storage to the Internet starts behaving itself. I had an issue myself. I still have the iPhone 4 and it really suits me just fine, but it got it stuck in its little electrical brain that the photo memory and storage was full despite obvious proof to the contrary. A home fix didn't solve the issue, an hour on the phone to Apple, nothing resolved, so 2 hours at the genius bar at the Apple store and finally iPhone was wiped clean and a new glitch free operating system was installed. Off to make more videos now. :D

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  2. Technical issues are such a pain. It just seems to me that the more advanced everything gets, the easier it should be. We all just want things to work so we don't have to be bothered with lengthy discussions over the phone about how to fix it. What seems a bit ridiculous to me is that we live halfway between SF and LA, we live 20 minutes from Cal Poly, a well respected engineering school, yet we are stuck with DSL. My sister who lives near Roanoke VA has fiber for high speed internet. And yet we don't. I scratch my head.

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  3. technology

    you are

    a curse and a blessing...not a truer statement!!!

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  4. We had a half and half weekend- sunny Saturday, pouring rain for a good part of Sunday. All on a weekend we had what's called Doors Open here.

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  5. Golly...I do hear ya...a curse and a blessing!

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  6. Love the photo! And yes, yes, blessing and curse indeed.

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