- Our home internet’s down. It went down on Saturday, and came back on for a few hours on Sunday before the blessed “online” light on the modem went off again. It’s done this a few times before, and always switched itself on and off every two or three hours for a couple of days before sorting itself out – but this time it’s stayed off since Sunday. I called Shaw yesterday, and the earliest they can send anyone out on a weekend is April 21st. They said the tech will probably just replace the modem when they come. Well, can they just send me a new modem immediately for me to try, which the tech can take back if they manage to fix the old one when they eventually show up? No, they can’t. So we’re without internet for almost four weeks.
- I tethered my iPhone to my laptop yesterday morning to check my work email. However, I’d forgotten that I’d hit “refresh” on my iTunes podcast list just before realising that the internet was still down, and as soon as the phone connected a bunch of huge files started to download in the background, unseen by me. While I was checking my email, my iTunes downloads ate up 92% of my cellular data allowance for the month. My billing period just started, so I essentially can’t use cellular data until April 23rd – I’m keeping the remainder of my allowance for picking up voicemails and any emergency use. So without WiFi OR cellular data access at home, there will be no more Words With Friends, Drawsome, or other fun internet-based games while I drink my morning tea. This makes me sad.
- This just happened (and yes, I’m the one who left the post-it):
BRRRRRRRRR, BOOOOOOOOOOO, and BAH HUMBUG!