make it quick.
modem working only sporadically today.
will post something if I can stay online long enough to.
Ha! It wasn't the modem.
It was the downside of living in paradise where it rains every day during the summer.
The cap on the telephone pole had been knocked loose and water had gotten into the cable housing.
WHY these things always knock out the computer and phone [which matter more] and leave the TV alone [which matters less] is a mystery. Well, no, probably not. It's precisely BECAUSE the modem matters more, i'nnit? **sigh**
got back up and running for about 2 hours after the tech came and went. then **splat!** again.
now, about 7 1/2 hours later, I noticed the online light was on again. go figure. tech is due back tomorrow -- now that it's running [for the moment].
and I had so wanted to spend the day commenting over at Left of Centrist.
the best laid plans. . . .