Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Barker's Newsbites: Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Welcome to another exciting day of "Bill with no working home computer!"
O.K. In my defense... I'm still using the same DSL modem I originally was issued upon "upgrading" to DSL back in... oh... late '90's maybe?
No... no router. No... no wi-fi. I am Bill - proud technophobe - and unless absolutely necessary I tend not to "upgrade" until literally forced to.
THEREFORE... as noted yesterday... getting Phil's loaner laptop to actually work is just slightly more complicated than simply plugging in the power cord... and thus... I'm flummoxed.
Folks... I connected what I think is an ethernet cable from the modem to the laptop... and... couldn't connect to anything.
I know... I know... but all is not for naught! I did clean out all the papers and assorted manuals and old floppy disks and such which had been in, under, and piled around the desk upon which my system rests and now when one of my competent friends comes over to "fix" things up for me they'll be able to work!
(Hey... it's progress! Progress in Bill's World...)
Hey... folks... at least I demonstrate a sense of humor and can publicly acknowledge my neurosis where "wires" and such come in. I am a technophobe! I freely admit it!
Anyway... on to newsbiting!