Interwebz!

Apr. 3rd, 2010 10:48 am
leujin: (Brock1 (I'd kick his ass))
Cox came out to fix our internet, and I couldn't be more pleased. Basically what happened is that our internet was hooked up to a bad tap, so it was causing problems. I'm fairly certain that it was hooked up to a bad tap from the get go, because ever since we moved into this apartment we've been having to cycle our modem 2 or 3 times a day. Liz thinks that the ice storm we had recently might have made it worse, because in the past couple weeks we've been having to cycle it 5 times in a row before it gets hooked up. Even still we would have to refresh just about every single page we visited. We thought it was just our crappy modem, which may very well have been a contributing factor, but now we're in the gold.

The Cox guy said he put us on a new outlet, and was going to have somebody come out and replace the bad one and put us back on the one we were on. At least that's what I understood from his explanation.

I feel like we should get a discount for all our crappy internet happenings, but that's not really realistic since we should've complained about this like... 6 months ago. Oh well.
leujin: (21 and 24 (Seinfeld with a unibrow))
Yay! Our internet is back online! It's a shame we had to buy a new modem, but oh well, since apparently we needed a new one anyway.

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Bastards.
leujin: (Dr. Girlfriend (wtf?))
I'm on twitter now, if you happen to care about things of little to no importance (which I imagine you would if you're still reading this).

http://twitter.com/leujin
leujin: (Brock1 (I'd kick his ass))
I (and by "I" I mean both Liz and myself) am going to be in Dallas on the 23rd and part of the two days surrounding. What for? Ben Folds, of course. I'm excited beyond all reason. I've been listening to Way to Normal obsessively since I bought it (As in it's the first album I listen to when I get to work). You should all listen to it and worship the awesomeness, even if you don't like Ben Folds (which, why would you not? That's just plain silly of you), because it is superior and amazing and other superlatives.

Side note: this keyboard sucks. The keys are all sunken in, and you pretty much have to smash them to make them work sometimes. This may also be because it's wireless, and wireless si teh suxxorz.

I swear I had something else substantial to add, but I may be fooling myself. Mostly I just have passing thoughts and random gripes.

-I'm tired of getting junk e-mail
-My sister wants guitar hero for Christmas
-I can't decide if I want a 360 or a Wii
-I've had to pee since like 4:45 (you're welcome)
-I want to go skiing. But I'm sure I'll suck and fall a lot since it's been like 7 years since I last went
-I'm making feeble attempts to branch out and make friends at work, because I'm tired of being boring and spending weekends at home. I kind of suck at making friends
-I'm hungry
-I keep remembering files that were on my computer that I'm mad about losing. Like the rest of my Venture Brothers icons
-This post kind of has no point
-Look at me, I'm fishing for comments!
leujin: (I had a sword)
Holy crap, it's so nice to actually have a desk. I've just been using the bedside table as a desk for my computer since we moved in in September. Ahhh. This is great! And now the big, giant, super tall desk is hidden in the bedroom, and the reasonably sized desk is in the living room. Now all we have to do is (eventually) move Liz's noisy computer in here and move my ultra quiet computer into the living room.

Now I need to measure things. Bah!
leujin: (Default)
Wow, so after almost a week of head scratchingly baffling internet conundrums, I finally got our computers networked. I was able to get the computers to see each other, but for some reason I couldn't get my computer online at the same time as Liz's.

My first instinct was to use the router, because I knew last time we had cable we had to go out and buy a router, but with qwest we were using my switch. However, with the router plugged in, it wasn't working on either computer, but with the switch I got it to work on Liz's! Anyway, I ended up going through various ideas, such as manually configuring my IP and resetting my ethernet card, to no avail.

Long story short: Suddenly inspiration struck me, and I tried the router again.

Then I felt like an idiot. It's amazing how the simplest solutions are the often overlooked ones, which is why IT guys usually go to "is it plugged in?" Well, thankfully that wasn't the problem, but it was equally asinine: I needed to power cycle the modem with both computers plugged into the router.

Doi.

I know I had power cycled the modem before, but I guess I hadn't done it with both computers plugged in. Needless to say, I feel really dumb.

Oh well. Mogget is now officially back online. Rejoice!

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