Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Headline of the day

Yahoo keeps changing the headline of this article. When I first saw it, it was:

Congress more popular than Ebola and the Kardashians

(Ebola and the Kardashians sounds like it should be the name of a rock group.)

Sunday, January 06, 2013

Animal headline of the day

Cat caught sneaking saw, phone into Brazil prison

Four blinking lights!

I have never been so happy to see four little green lights blinking. There they were when I came home a little while ago, blinking away on my cable modem. My broadband connection had been down since mid-afternoon Friday. This was by far the longest outage I have experienced in the 11 years I have been using Time Warner Cable as my ISP. I don't remember it ever being down for more than 3 or 4 hours.

While I still had some internet connection through my cellphone, this was a royal pain. I was getting so desperate I was even considering trying to connect via dial-up. I haven't done that for 6 or 7 years, when we rented a house in the Berkshires for a month in the summer--and that was using my wife's previous laptop, not her current one. I've never done it with my desktop. Fortunately that won't be necessary.