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seriously. what is UP with my internet? it worked FINE until we removed the router and hooked my computer directly up to the modem. now it constantly cuts out after five minutes, until i unplug and replug in the modem, at which point i have internet for another five minutes until it stops, and i have to unhook my computer... repeat ad nauseum. we hooked joel's laptop directly up to it, no problem. we reran the internet wizard thingie and made some switches, but it hasn't improved any. maybe there's something wrong with the cord itself? (joel used a different one for his laptop) though that wouldn't overly make sense, either, as it worked fine when it was hooked up to the router.


seems like i may be by myself tonight. this sort of scares me in a silly way. hell, i lived by myself for YEARS with no roommate, why would a night or two spook me? i may be coming home after dark to MY OWN APARTMENT. well, for a day or two, anyway.

i'm craving beer. or rum.

found silly stuff in my room that i have (obviously) hung onto for years. i should scan them in. just as soon as i get around to getting the stupid drivers for my 1315 back on my 'puter.

looked for any reason to call into work today. yes, yes, my back is still KILLING me, but i don't think that i should allow myself to call in to work because of it, as i had three (count 'em: THREE) days in a row off, and all i did was sit and piss and moan about back pain. i had 3 chances to go to the free clinic, and i didn't. 3 days to walk to the chiropractor by the mall, but i didn't. so why should i be able to whine and miss work? besides, i can't afford it, anyway. and it's not like i can overly help with andrea and joel's move, anyway. it hurts to lift anything over 5 lbs, which is a hit to the ego: i LOVE being a strong female, and thusly love doing Big Buff things like moving furniture and boxes and stuff. and i think that i would feel better simpering at work than sitting here, playing final fantasy x and grinning and waving at everyone as they load up the u-haul. besides, i get to work with pattie, who will most likely be leaving for the army in less than a month. i will miss her. and as much as i want to pretend that WE'LL BE FRIENDS TO THE EENNNNND!, i know that logically, we'll probably never hear from each other after she leaves, as both of us are HORRIBLE at correspondence. i mean, you have seen how well i do at journal responses, just think SNAIL MAIL. schyeah. and because we're so much alike, she's just as bad.

so it breaks my heart that she is leaving. i've been around the friendship block enough times to recognize the end of a relationship when i see one.

the TRUE question of the day is: to karaoke tomorrow, or to not karaoke? and if TO karaoke, how to get there? and do i really want to go, and should i even try to afford it?

in the meantime, i SO need a shower.


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Aug. 27th, 2005 09:17 pm (UTC)
It always cracks me up when you dig out that icon. I still remember when you first found it. I was like "ew haha ewwww haha...eww..ha" or something.
Sep. 10th, 2006 05:51 pm (UTC)
hee hee, how about this one that 0vary made or got for me?
Sep. 10th, 2006 07:18 pm (UTC)
not sure if that looks like bloody diarrhea or that time of the month!
May. 8th, 2009 06:34 pm (UTC)
I love that it can take your mind to soooo many places, and that it helps the brain to do so by having a reddish tint.
May. 8th, 2009 06:41 pm (UTC)
lol I had to look this one up. I was like whaaaaaaaaaaa'? Had no idea what we had been talking about lol

Examining that icon again I'm voting diarrhea, unless of course it's supposed to be a period having a period?

If yougo older than SoulResilience lemme know because I don't think older has email addresses attached to them.
Aug. 27th, 2005 09:53 pm (UTC)
I haven't read this whole post yet, I'm not ready to um.. sit down and be still but get yourself a firewall!

You can turn the one on XP on make sure you have service pack to. Keep going to windowsupdate.microsoft.com to get all updates including service pack 2.

To start the windows firewall. Go To start and run, type control, this will open the control panel. Goto network settings, it may be call network and dialup settings. Right click on the connection that connects you to the interent there maybe only one connection or several. You'll know what connecs you to the interent by the fact that it will seem "active" or not grayed out. If you want to check the two monitor icons should look greenish, if you unplug your computer from the modem they should go darn then have a red x on them saying cable unplugged.

After you found the right connection ICON right click and select properties, then go to advanced, there should be a screen about protect my computer. Follow the prompts.


You can get a third party firewall, Go to Download.com (trust me know it alls this is faster) search for Zone Alarm, Get zone alarm free not pro (you musy pay for pro) download and install, follow prompts.

Also make sure you have a working and uptodate virus scanner. if you don't are you aren't sure go to www.avast.com and get avast 4 free download, update, scan.

Do you have cable or DSL? Who is your provider?
Aug. 28th, 2005 06:28 pm (UTC)
thanks for the suggestions and tips. i think it may be a bad ethernet cord, mayhaps? i dunno. i've gone through the internet wizard thingie to reset my computer to internet access w/o being in a network anymore, but it didn't help. i guess my brother, on the other side of town, has been experiencing sort of the same issues with his computer, so maybe it's Comcast. i'll call them tomorrow on my day off and try to get this rectified. this whole being cut off from the 'outside world' is driving me bonkers!

oh, and my firewall is up and active.
Aug. 28th, 2005 06:34 pm (UTC)
Combining two replies into one.
Okay dokay thats good to hear. I know comcrap (sorry I dislike them) is rolling out new speeds in a lot of areas and then they have service issues too. i'm just wondinger whats going on with the regularity of the problems you were reporting. ANywho just giveme a yell if you want my help.

Also do you want me to help you find your drivers? Its easy for me I've had to do it for years :P
Sep. 10th, 2006 05:53 pm (UTC)
Re: Combining two replies into one.
we've been experiencing issues again, so i assume that comcast is up to something new. we don't seem to have any spyware or anything else. and comcast is literally half a block from my house, so you would THINK that they would be able to give us better reception than this!
Sep. 11th, 2006 12:22 am (UTC)
Re: Combining two replies into one.
I'm sorry to hear this, we have had to fight with comcast for years, its because they signal is soo poor that Digital cable wont work on the north side and also cable modems wont work that well either. IT seems as though they have patched the problem but most of our higher channels suck. I wish there was some place we could compain to to make them do what they are supposed to do.
Aug. 27th, 2005 10:11 pm (UTC)
Part two, did you mean 1394? Firewire? You have a firewire scanner or usb?

Anywho I've never said this but IM me I'm going to have you download a program named CPU-Z and ask you all sorts of questions so i can help you get your drivers back and installed.

*goes to actually try and finish post*
Aug. 28th, 2005 06:27 pm (UTC)
oh, my 1315 is my hp printer/scanner/copier thingiemabob, via usb.
Aug. 27th, 2005 10:52 pm (UTC)
what's going on in that icon of your's? Are there little devils flying out of her cooch? Is she on her period??
Aug. 27th, 2005 11:05 pm (UTC)
Perhaps the IP lease time is/was messed up on your ISP's end? Just a thought, one time my former employer (a cable modem ISP no longer in existence) changed the lease times from 4 days to 4 hours, lots of users NICs couldn't handle it.

If you were here I'd totally give you a back-rub and then take you karaoke, damn this continent! There's a place here with all kinds of Iggy Pop and Siouxsie & the Banshees songs on the box, if that's any incentive...
Aug. 27th, 2005 11:05 pm (UTC)
Perhaps the IP lease time is/was messed up on your ISP's end? Just a thought, one time my former employer (a cable modem ISP no longer in existence) changed the lease times from 4 days to 4 hours, lots of users NICs couldn't handle it.

If you were here I'd totally give you a back-rub and then take you karaoke, damn this continent! There's a place here with all kinds of Iggy Pop and Siouxsie & the Banshees songs on the box, if that's any incentive...
Sep. 10th, 2006 05:54 pm (UTC)
awww, thank you! my coworker said last night over our radios "aubrey, you would be proud of me, i'm going to a karaoke bar after work!" funny, because i think it's been almost a year since i went!

ooh, and i love me some random song karaoke!
Aug. 28th, 2005 10:30 am (UTC)
Oooh I can so relate to the co-worker-end-of-friendship thing...while my 2 closest friends AND my husband happen to all be ex-coworkers, I have my share of people whom I loved working with and considered close friends, then when you stop having that daily connection with them, it's over. It's a trip how intimate working with someone is.
Sep. 10th, 2006 05:58 pm (UTC)
absolutely. which, i guess, is one cheesy reason why i want to hold onto my omx job with an iron fist until i graduate from college. if i don't stop being late, i'll HAVE to find a new job - one more late and i'm fired! eep. stupid that i've been there over 3 years, am one of their strongest workers, and will end up getting fired for being less than 5 min late to work on a chronic basis (though yesterday i was a whole hour. woops.) too bad my excuse of "but i'm getting BETTER" isn't helping.


but yes. pattie contacted me when she came back to visit around Christmas, so we all got to karaoke together, but other than that... in her defense, she sent me an email, which is around here... somewhere... i need to get around to responding to it, though i'm afraid i will have waited so long and her address will be no longer valid (which happens to me a LOT.)
Aug. 28th, 2005 06:38 pm (UTC)
I suck at keeping in touch with friends as well. That is probably why I really don't have any.
Sep. 10th, 2006 05:59 pm (UTC)
yay, we can be friendless together! i'd be YOUR friend, but i never call, i never write, i never respond to comments on livejournal until they're too old to be of any use!
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