22 March 2010 @ 12:24 am
As noted on the Facebooks, actually sick. Sore throat, stuffy nose, slight fever, etc. I'm a terrible patient, too. Fingers crossed I don't get M. or Z. sick either.

And to cap it off, I think I have to call Verizon tomorrow about the home wireless situation. Grr. That'll be hours of my life I never get back.

Improper Homburgactionjbone on March 22nd, 2010 06:37 am (UTC)
What about the home wireless situation?
PMMJ: Adult Swim terroristcheetahmaster on March 22nd, 2010 03:57 pm (UTC)
MAybe a month and a half ago, I started having an issue where I couldn't play TF2. OK, I also had slowness loading multiple webpages, or any pages with lots of images. You'd recommended jiggling the wireless antenna, which helped to some degree, but doesn't seem to be helping now.

I've checked my computer, didn't find anything out of the ordinary. And I can run things like Portal just fine, so it's something wrong with the connection as opposed to my device, IMHO.

So, yeah. Was going to yell at VZ about their wirelessness. Unless you have other advice.
(Anonymous) on March 22nd, 2010 05:08 pm (UTC)
My first bit of advice would be "have Jason come upstairs and see if he can get it to work better."

However, a better solution might be to install a dedicated wi-fi card, rather than use a USB dongle - since the problem could be the antenna, the UB, or some combination thereof.

HOWEVER however, my BEST advice is to replace your old computer, get a new one with wi-fi built in so you can have a newer, faster machine that eliminates any potential complications of the old one, and which also lets you play TF2 with better framerates and ensures you can play Diablo 3 as soon as it comes out.

Whatever path you'd like to go, I'd be glad to help.
PMMJ: Gamingcheetahmaster on March 22nd, 2010 05:34 pm (UTC)
Under consideration, mystery shopper.

I'm doubtful I have the funds for a new computer at this juncture. And this one does *most* everything I need. (Literally, the current issue only really affects bringing up webpages with lots of images, and TF2.) But maybe a wifi card will bring us back on net.
y_k_w on March 22nd, 2010 03:23 pm (UTC)
Hope you feel better very soon!
PMMJ: Science!cheetahmaster on March 22nd, 2010 04:58 pm (UTC)
Re: sick
Thank you. I have made the conscious decision not to be miserable about this. Given my, uh, propensity for vocalizing my emotions, I don't want to annoy everyone around me.

That being said, M. and Z. are taking good care of me, and I am, in fact, drinking plenty of liquids. And not just coffee.
salami_salomesalami_salome on March 22nd, 2010 05:55 pm (UTC)
Unacceptable! Feel better immediately.