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A Morning Without Internet on the Computer is Like Being Marooned on an Island!

Jon in crawlspace
What’s it look like I’m doing….I’m eating from a troff!
No internet…..Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh![/caption]Well, everything seemed like a normal Monday when I walked into the Moose studio this morning. Heat was working, there was power and music was coming from where it should be. It was going to be a good day today. Then, I opened an internet browser and got the dreaded message from Hell telling me there’s no connection!

Now normally, a reboot of the system will solve just about anything you can think of but not so this morning. Reboot, reset, unplug, kick, pound, throw. After I did all those things to the pc, I started to cry a little!

Okay, that’s a lie. But I was frustrated. I called our IT guy in Portland who was sound asleep (it was just after 5am). He told me to check for any routers under the radio console (the thing with the buttons and lights all over it that I still don’t know how to work) and unplug or reset them if I saw any. So I dug thought a spaghetti-like entanglement of wires trying to figure out if there was such a beast living underneath that dirty, dusty counter.

Eureka! I found it. It was a switcher all the wires run into so I unplugged it, plugged it back in and then made my way around to the front to watch the on screen magic happen as the computer connected! Ha! “Connecting,” or some such thing, is what it read. We were almost there…then…it stalled again.

I need the internet to get news, find audio, read community announcements, update Facebook to tell people I have no internet. But, nooooooo! Today it wasn’t going to happen. I was able to use my iPad and a wi-fi connection but, as I’m learning, Apple doesn’t like to multi-task as easily as Windows so I don’t access things as quickly with my finger as I can using a mouse.

Sad part is, our IT guy told me about the third time I called that he was on vacation. Guess I won’t be bugging HIM again this week.

20 years ago, I wouldn’t have been able to tell you what the internet even was. Now, I apparently can’t live without. Welcome to my co-dependent life…even though the one I depend on is inanimate.


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