Friday, October 23, 2009

980th Post - I'm Still Alive! Thanks For Your Concern

Hi, everyone. Just wanted to let you know that I am still alive.

The last 2 posts were written when I was fairly sick. It meant, unfortunately, that I had to miss a couple of days from work, something that I hate to do. I grew up in a household whose soul breadwinner was self-employed. If Dad didn't work, he didn't get paid. He also had a couple of guys working for him. If he didn't work, they might not know what to do, and chaos would ensue. Dad missed very little time due to illness or anything else.

Having said all that, I certainly know about things like H1N1. I know that while you might ingratiate yourself nicely to your bosses if you go into work sick, you won't make any brownie points with your co-workers if you do. In that light, I stayed home yesterday and today.

Thursday, I slept. That's pretty much it. The entire day.

Today, I feel well enough, late in the afternoon. to be able to sit down here and tap this out.

I was also feeling well enough to look into why my internet is so slow. I mean, this is Canada. We expect our high speed internet to lethargic and lazy and good for nothing. But, frig, just loading a webpage as simple as Bevboy's Blog was sometimes a challenge. Running stuff on my asus eee was fun, too, lemme tellya.

John at work suggested I disconnect the wireless router and run the cable directly to the modem, to see if the problem might be the router. I will try that if necessary; but first, I just unplugged both the router and the modem for 30 seconds and plugged them back in. Things seem to be zippy now.

After I finish this post, I'll connect wirelessly (my desktop is a wired connection) on the asus and see how that works.

Just want to acknowledge new reader Derek. He commented on a couple of recent posts. Welcome, Derek. Tell your friends about... Bevboy's Blog.

It's nice to be back!


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