Feb. 27th, 2012

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This is The Day That Nothing Worked And The Mirror Fell Off The Wall.
In case you want to mark your calendars.
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First of all most all of the usual Monday work things worked and I was able to fix those that didn't and I got all caught up.

But the rest of the world is fighting me tooth and nail.

It started with internet speed as in, there wasn't much. So I rebooted the router. No joy. I rebooted the modem. Yeah!! Oh wait. I lost the wired network on this side of the room. The extender was no longer extending.

I went to check the router settings to see if it was seeing it and I have, apparently, totally forgotten my router password. I'm fairly sure I did not even change it but the default no longer works either. PHUCK.

Then I had to pee. When I finished, I leaned over to flush and my phone fell out of my pocket - no, not into the toilet, thankyoujesus. But, when I leaned down to pick it up, the mirror fell off the wall. This is a giant big assed really really heavy mirror.

Fortunately, it did not break the mirror part. A piece fell off the frame and it chewed a chunk out of the floorboards. Sheri hung that sucker up 6 years ago. I'll betcha it's a result of the pile driving.


Sheri says she'll get it fixed but spooky!

Nothing I could do would get the extender back - I no longer have the box or the software that came with it. I wrote to Amazon and asked them if they would take it back. Yep, of course they would, here's prepaid shipping label.

The printer would not print. I uninstalled and reinstalled. I tried wireless and wired. Nothing would work.

I went swimming. One of the earbuds on my player wouldn't work. I switched to the backup player and actually had a very good and enjoyable workout.

Back home. Rebooted the computer and the fucking printer printed.

Then I had a thought about the extendeder. I laid on the reset button for 10 seconds or so, plugged it into the wall and boom the install software found it and now it's working again.

I checked the mp3 player earbud and it's working now, too.

So, now I'm left with the inability to get into my router. I'm kind of stumped. I'm guessing I can factory reset but I would really like to not have to do that. If I do have to do that, I wonder if it's worth trying to hold off until the new furniture arrives and everything gets in it's forever home (and risk a major bruhahaha between now and then at a possibly very inconvenient time) OR should I go ahead and try it now...

GRRRR. I think I probably will maybe hold off and at least not do it today. Maybe tomorrow.

I need something for lunch now.
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Thank you, Cisco, for making password recovery nearly painless. Once I bothered to read the manual it was a snap. Really, thanks. The username and password is not taped to the router, the switch and the extender.

May shit work for the rest of the day, please???
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The Regence (insurance) website must be on a 512K server connected to a 300 baud modem.
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apparently my phone thinks this is a photo worth sharing.... i have no clue what it is or when it was taken but it's been that kind of day and so i'm just complying to keep the gadgets happy.
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Things that broke today:
router extender
waterproof earbuds
lost router password
huge mirror popped off wall
insurance info missing for reimbursement
As of right now:
extender back in service
earbuds now working
password retrieved
insurance info gathered, claim submitted and acknowleged
The mirror is leaning against the wall. The baseboard looks like a tiger mistook it for lunch. It's not fixed but the designer (who knows guys) has it on her list of things to do.
First world problems all of them but, I'd really like to see fewer of them tomorrow if it's all the same to the universe.
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