The last week and a half has been a computer nightmare. For a while, the cable connection was intermittent, prompting my guru to change the modem, replace a host of splitters, and whatnot. Nothing improved, but, thankfully, nothing became worse, allowing for brief periods to send and receive e-mails and to upload things of interest to this site.
Because nothing improved, however, a call was made to the cable company. Uh-oh. The upshot is, for three and a half days, I had no cable connection at all. According to the technician, who was very diligent, by the way, the corporate office of the cable company made technical adjustments to the system without informing the technicians about those changes. Well, that’s helpful.
Anyhoo, after much hair pulling and gnashing of teeth, it was determined that the culprit was the amplifier on *our* telephone pole. I can only conclude that the secret adjustments to the system destroyed the amplifier. If that’s not the case, the broken amplifier had to have been the result of a meddlesome squirrel employing a weird hacking method that went annoyingly awry.
That growled, the amplifier was replaced – finally – today, so, for now, I’m baaak!