November 24, 2008 Leave a comment
Thought I'd go with two technology/computer posts in a row and get that out of my system for the next year. Most of my work at home is done on a desktop upstairs connected to our main downstairs computer by a wireless network. For the first several months, this computer used to lose the wireless signal all the time and I'd have to patiently sit through a network reset before continuing what I was doing. I chalked this up to electronic interference from cordless phones, microwaves, etc., which I had read so many dire warnings about. Turns out it was none of the above. I simply bought a new wireless network card for this computer and haven't had a network signal dropped since. Frustrating to think how much time was wasted over a malfunctioning part I did not even realize was not working. So, much better, but then for the longest time webpages up here did not want to load in and I would have to reset the browser to get them to work. Again, I figured probably not much I could do about it. Then, my wireless router goes completely dead, I buy a new (cheaper, no less) one and all of a sudden, the internet works perfectly up here. Again, I think of all the time I wasted when I could have just replaced a $30 part. I'm not entirely sure what the moral of this story is, but it feels good to share. And now, back to politics (and urinal technology).