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July 31, 2005

Dipping a toe..

Rob @ 2:11 PM

Observations gleaned from the mission which restored my Internet access...

I like my new router. It's a Linksys, and looks like an alien robot bug, like in *batteries not included. That alone is worth the extra twenty.

Livejournal friends lists are fun, but after "skip=100" things get a bit tedious. If anything important happened to any of you before than, you'll just have to, I don't know, actually tell me or something.

When I resumed my incomplete eMule downloads that had sat for a week, I realized I didn't really want almost half of them anymore.

Installing a new NIC felt a bit refreshing.. so I went along with that and took apart the old machine, cleaned and reseated everything, tweaked a few things I'd been meaning to for ages, and gave it a new name and a gender/species change. "Marlene" has regenerated into "Frobisher" (who, incidentally, is a Doctor Who character I play on a crazygonuts RP board, and happen to be working on a fic about. A fanboy is me.)

Circuit Sidney security will follow you around if you're wearing the HOPE5 shirt with the security camera print.

As it turns out, generic routers from the opened-box clearance bin at CompUSA which cost around $25 and run hotter than the grill at Mel's Diner actually won't last more than three years or so.

802.11g + WEP = neat.

This is precisely the sort of thing I really missed most about the Internet.

2 Responses to “Dipping a toe..”

  1. Mara says:

    Livejournal friends lists are fun, but after “skip=100″ things get a bit tedious.

    Yeah, I hear ya :)

    If anything important happened to any of you before than, you’ll just have to, I don’t know, actually tell me or something.

    Well, yeah...but I'm not sure what was going on when you left, and I hate to repeat myself...

  2. dernyn says:

    very funny animation

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