I’m home waiting for the cable guy (very tall, ropy build)* because last week my Internet connection was having issues that it no longer seems to be having. Wednesday night I had a very intermittent connection, and Thursday night was the same. However, Thursday morning everything worked, and it has worked fine since Friday morning. My theory is, I had a flock of starlings roosting on my cable line on Wednesday and Thursday nights, but by Friday it was so cold they went elsewhere. It’s about as logical as anything else.
Actually, on Thursday evening while I was watching TV, I noticed that the prehistoric program grid I have from my cable provider (which is the same firm as my Internet provider) had blank squares in it. That only happens when there’s some sort of outage. I inquired about an outage when I called tech support on Thursday night (get great service at midnight, seriously) but they didn’t own up to anything. But in my experience, cable providers don’t admit to an outage unless a hurricane has just gone through an area, anyway.
So this could be an interesting conversation with the cable guy. “Um, well, it didn’t work, but that was three days ago. Wish we could replicate that.” Yeah.
In yet more puzzling computer-related news, I’ve downloaded the same Windows update five business days in a row now. I’m beginning to suspect there’s something wrong, but I’m not sure what… cuz I’m not an IT guy and I shouldn’t have to be to run a freakin’ computer, but that was my rant last week so I won’t go there again. I guess I’ll have to troubleshoot that when I get home from work tonight. At least I have a reason to come home tonight, eh?
* That’s a joke, son.