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Yippee-effing-Kai-Yay!
Saturday, October 22nd, 2011

OMG! I have a stable Internet connection again!

I live in the boonies so I don’t have the option of calling the local NERDS to come fix my computer problems. So, it was a process of elimination. First, checking the satellite connection/strength, figuring out whether other computers in the house (six!) had the same issue. All did, excerpt for the one connected directly to the router by cable. Sooooo…

I ordered a new router. It’s installed. And so far, so good. You have no idea how time-consuming and frustrating it is trying to work with spotty connection. The only time I seemed to get good connection was the middle of the night, so I set alarms to get up at 3 AM to take care of email and blogging. I know friends who tried to reach me during the day thought I’d dropped off the face of the earth.

Anyway, here it is 10 AM and I’m happily cranking out today’s blog about INTERNET WOES. Not sexy, right?

The next problem I have is trying to figure out why my computer goes to the Blue Screen of Death when it hibernates. Guess I’ll uninstall every piece of hardware I have, one at a time, to see if one of them is the issue. Then maybe I can get back to writing!

I did finish a very sexy, funny short story this week to include in the Cleis cowboy collection. After reading the sexy stories other writers contributed, I was just a little intimidated. Took me a while to figure out what I wanted to do that would fit with the collection and still be distinctive.

Yeah, I get the advantage of doing that since I get to read ALL the stories first. :)

Remember, if you’ve read any of my recently published stories and don’t feel wierd doing it, post a review and send me the link. You’ll be entered in the Promo Ho contest. Details about the stories I need reviews for are listed on my “Contest” page. You only have 3 more days to enter!

The winner of yesterday’s flashback download (selected by random number generator) is…Fedora! Fedora, congrats and email me!

9 comments to “Yippee-effing-Kai-Yay!”

  1. Diane Sallans
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      · October 22nd, 2011 at 12:01 pm · Link

    Technology is both a wonderous thing and a pain i the ***! And it seems that once you resolve one problem around a house, anothr pops up. I guess it keeps us on our toes, but wouldn’t it be nice just to have a month free of aggravations?



  2. tammy ramey
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      · October 22nd, 2011 at 12:55 pm · Link

    aren’t computers the best and worst things in the techno world?
    i am just glad i have a computer genius for a brother and he is the one who takes care of any problems we have.



  3. Patricia K
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      · October 22nd, 2011 at 3:16 pm · Link

    There is always somrthing that acts up.
    Mine is always the Google account
    horseunicornkey@aol.com



  4. Becky Ward
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      · October 22nd, 2011 at 5:07 pm · Link

    Seems like we all have some kind of technology issue at one time or other. Glad you got one issue fixed, good luck on the blue screen issue.



  5. Jet
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      · October 22nd, 2011 at 11:38 pm · Link

    I feel your pain of the internet connection woes.
    My provider sees the need to cut-off the service whenever it pleases to do whatever they do, I don’t know, without notice. Very inconvenient.
    I hope you get it all sorted out with minimal frustration and computer bashing.



  6. infinitieh
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      · October 23rd, 2011 at 2:12 am · Link

    As someone whose main work computer was down for almost a month (first it was sent out for service and then a day after it got back, it wouldn’t work again), I feel your pain. We have gotten so used to instant interactions with people and getting information quickly that not having the internet is a big deal.



  7. Betty Hamilton
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      · October 23rd, 2011 at 3:46 pm · Link

    I go positively apes@@t without my computer!! Glad to see you are all back to “normal” with yours!!



  8. becky jean
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      · October 23rd, 2011 at 5:52 pm · Link

    yikes I live on the side of a mountain in a very rural area and I totally understand your predicament! I have to use satellite internet, but right now I am just happy I can get it at all!



  9. Delilah
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      · October 23rd, 2011 at 6:28 pm · Link

    Isn’t it funny how dependent we are on all this techno-crap? Nice to know I’m not alone.