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The gods of technology laugh at my pain! [Oct. 30th, 2005|12:54 am]
The American Caliban
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So earlier I spent four hours fighting invisible network gnomes and buying stuff I didn't need and talking to the ISP and not fixing it, and also hurting my knee. Now I'm out $70 and I walk funny and I didn't even [PUNCHLINE].

I came home around midnight to discover that the network came up on its own at 8 pm. WTF.

But now I have 15%-20% packet loss. So I opened another ticket with the ISP, and I'm not buying a new DSL modem until they tell me what REALLY happened.

I'm a professional and this one has me running in tight little circles. What happens to everyone else? GAAAH!

[User Picture]From: _famine_
2005-10-30 07:26 pm (UTC)
Linksys is the answer to network prayers.

There are so many awesome things and diagnostic tools available for the open sourced boxes.
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