A Brief Moment of Connection.

We have had internet connectivity failure of catastrophic proportions here at Casa Unfocused, leaving me to make snarky Twitter and Facebook posts using my iPhone but effectively unable to access my blog.  I do have the iPhone app for WordPress, but haven’t used it much and do not look forward to drafting an entire post on the touchscreen keyboard.

Does anyone else remember the Timex Sinclair 1000 and its membrane keyboard? I remember when they dropped the price to $49.99 — hundred dollar laptop, nothing.  But I digress.  Sorry, a privilege of the soon-to-be-40.

In any event, we are seriously considering switching from C0mcast cable internet to DSL.  Seven years of intermittent service (5-10 modem reboots a day) is probably enough.  If any of you are using/have used recently DSL in the Chicago area and have opinions you’d like to share, I’d be interested in hearing them.

I’ve actually made some progress on Meet the Larssons in the last day or so, re-reading and editing scenes that can be salvaged and making notes about new scenes instead of trying to write them out.  I’ll post more about MTL tomorrow, but I feel like I’m getting back into it.

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2 responses to “A Brief Moment of Connection.

  1. We have DSL, originally through Am3rit3ch and now through the telephone company that 3-lettered telephone company that gobbled up most of its competition. We’ve had DSL with them for at least a decade at two different houses, and we’ve been mostly very happy with it. We use the service-provided modem with Apple’s Airport. We have to reboot occasionally, but probably only something like 2-3 times a week. Customer service is not as good as it was with ameritech, but mostly has been helpful and we haven’t had to use it much anyway — I can think of only two times I’ve had to call in the last 7 years. I will warn you to tell everyone at every juncture that you have a Mac, though. We got the wrong modem the first time around, because of a miscommunication. And the same thing has happened with tech services — you need to ask for a mac specialist, otherwise they’ll give you someone who will try to help you, but may very well end up messing things up.

  2. Hey there!

    Morning to ya. Glad to hear you’ve made progress on Meet the Larssons.

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