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Monday, 21 March 2011

Normal Service

My thanks to all who have visited my blog during my abrupt and no doubt discourteous-seeming absence. My last post (pun unintended) was in point of fact half the post. Stupidly, after scheduling it to appear yesterday - when I would not be around - I decided to restore a section which I had earlier binned. I then went to lunch, leaving the computer fired up. When I returned to reinstate the aforementioned lines, the screen reported that it was unable to find the server. I therefore decided that the servers must be down. They were still down late into the evening and still down the following morning. They were not down, of course. The modem had blown a fuse, or something of the sort. I spent most of Saturday working on it to no avail. yesterday I was out. This morning I rang the ISP help line and spent a jolly hour or so getting nowhere. This afternoon I rang again and was this time rewarded by being able to speak to someone who seemed to know what he was about. The official verdict now is that the fault, dear Brutus, lies not in the network, but the Network Card in my (new) computer. It will have to be looked at by one of our local geeks. However, armed with that knowledge I am now back in business on my trusty laptop - completely disregarded when I thought the network was not working. One consequence of all this is that I have had no time to write anything. Tomorrow, I hope, NORMAL SERVICE WILL BE RESUMED - but it could be Wednesday! Thanks again, most patient ones.

9 comments:

120 Socks said...

Sounds like you are having a fun time!!! Keep trucking, don't let technology get you down!!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Ah, the frustrations of technology. I myself spent Sunday morning writing. Two and a half hours later, I had something I quite liked, at which point, the power ran out on my laptop (yes, I had ignored the warning) and the screen went black. And yes, I lost it all. Nary a word remained. So I went outside and weeded the garden. Sigh.

Hannah Stephenson said...

We will always be patient and understanding (I'm speaking on behalf of the hive mind).

Tabor said...

Quite frankly you post so frequently I did not realize you had been without post. I have so much trouble keeping up these days!

Rose said...

Hang in there, take a deep breath and all will be well! I'm sure your next post will be well worth the wait:)

Conda V. Douglas said...

Ah, another gentle reminder that we are completely dependent upon technology now, ugh.

Windsmoke. said...

I'll be waiting in the wings on wednesday :-).

Rachel Fenton said...

Sounds like you've had a bolt of lightening - someone trying to tell you something?

New network cards should only be about a fiver :)

Dave King said...

Thanks Everyone for all your support and commiserations, not to mention your timely reminders of the frailties of our technologies. I now have another reminder. Blogger is making it very difficult for me to get into the comments. doesn't mind me posting, but objects to me replying to comments. I do believe it doesn't like me using the laptop for some reason. I do not actually know if I will be able to post this. It may all just disappear into the Ether when I hit the PUBLISH button. Thanks again, I hadn't thought to get responses to this post. You've kept me sane.