Saturday, October 22, 2016

Unhappy Camper

This photo was taken last year, in Alexandria. I was actually having a good time.
I'm just not very good with "selfies."
Crap ton of rain Friday night. Lost Internet connection for a while. I guess we're not really in the 21st century just yet in Little Rhody.

The Missus Herself wanted to know why I was so angry. I guess paying money for a service that I actually do rely on isn't enough. I need to be patient with them as well.

I get that.

But I'm not happy about it.

Will someone knock a couple of bucks of the bill as a gesture of good faith?

I doubt it.

Maybe it's one of those denial of service attacks.

Why haven't we declared war on someone? Damn it, anyone.

I'm getting to be a real curmudgeon.

There are days technology sucks.

Oh well, when I was a kid we had no Internet.

And we walked to school in the snow.

Uphill.

Both ways.

Maybe I'll post something later today. Right now I'm a bit P.O.ed and a lot tired.

Hey, Friday nights are supposed to be better than this.

Maybe I expect too much.

Sigh...



22 comments:

  1. The attacks had effects all the way to The Land of the Badgers. iHeart Radio was one of the effected sites, so I could not listen to Mark Levin on WHAS AM 840.

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    1. When I realized that it wasn't my router giving up the ghost, I checked my IP's outage map on my phone.

      It was pretty wide spread. Kinda matched the map shown in the link offered by STxAR below.

      Nothing surprises me anymore.

      Nothing.

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  2. What was it Cosby said in that bit about when his dad got mad...

    "Alright, everybody spread out so he can't get us all with one shot..."

    Something like that :)

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    1. My kids knew that well. They'd scatter like a herd of gazelle when Dad was "upset."

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  3. I was going to name my blog "I might Just be a curmudgeon." but I could never spell curmudgeon and got tired of looking it up, i missed the spelling so much that spell check didn't help...that's why I'm cranky. And yes i copied and pasted curmudgeon twice from your post (now it's three.)

    Cable WILL give you a credit if you request and then wait till they're ice skating in hell.


    "

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    1. The picture of them ice skating in the nether regions is comfort enough.

      Ya old curmudejon, cirmujun, curdmuncher, ah the heck with it...

      Ya old cranky pants you!

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  4. Well, they have found out some info about your outage....

    http://coyoteprime-runningcauseicantfly.blogspot.com/2016/10/cyber-attacks-which-crippled-us.html

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  5. "There'll be days like this, my Mama said." (A lyric from out of my youth.)

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  6. In words of the Sage, "It's always sumthin'"

    I'm also reminded that expectations are only a resentment wating to happen.
    and
    Resentments are just allowing someone to rent space in your head.

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    1. Indeed. And "always" is far more frequent than I care for.

      I don't harbor resentments. I set them off to one side and realize, it ain't worth the trouble.

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  7. Resenting my own laziness in mastering computers. Need to take my laptop to tech support because I botched hooking up an external hard drive.
    Soon the desktop will go in as it won't play DVDs nor download pictures. No one to blame but myself.

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    1. Don't feel bad, even the experts hose things up from time to time.

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  8. "And we walked to school in the snow.

    Uphill.

    Both ways."

    Yes, me too.

    And into a 90 mph headwind.

    Both ways.

    Paul L. Quandt

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    1. You're right.

      I forgot the headwind.

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    2. And the Dienonychuses. ( That is what the "velociraptors" in Jurassic Park were, real velociraptors were about the size of a turkey.

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  9. "Unhappy camper"? I read that, I thought maybe you were complaining about having to eat snakes! Could always be worse I guess!

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    1. Cheer up, he said, thing could be worse. So I cheered up and, sure enough, things got worse.

      Paul

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Just be polite... that's all I ask. (For Buck)