more dsl woes

i guess i should have expected my DSL install to be just as problematic as my first install. still, no real progress is felt and i fear a technician may have to come here to figure out exactly what’s wrong. lovely. and grrr. and blah.

i’ve lost my optimism and now i’m just left with a jaded, yet not completely lost, hope that everything really will work out.

i have to admit that as bad as this yahoo sbc dsl install has gone so far, the customer service representatives have been very thoughtful, helpful, and kind. at least i don’t have to wait forever for really bad support. the wait time is very manageable, usually i don’t have to wait more than a minute after calling.

but i’ve got the routine down. i tell them my phone number, my name, the number with which they can contact me if we get disconnected, and yes, indeed, i am the person whose account this is attached to before they ask so that we can get all of that preliminary stuff out of the way.


i hope that tier 2 support can fix this stuff up because i’m beginning to grow very impatient with this DSL install. the blinking red lights on the dsl modem are beginning to tear at my very being.



i’ve been staring blankly at my screen for a while now. i’ve been struggling with this bit of code for a while now. i don’t get why it wasn’t working. i have these four variables, i called them field1_variable, field2_variable, field3_variable… and so anyway, i was getting all these null errors all day and i couldn’t figure out what for the life of me was wrong.

of course i assign values to these variables and then later when i want to do something with them i reffered to them as field_variable1, field_variable2, etc. so, heh, of course they were NULL!

err, ummm…i’m just stupid.

early start

i woke up very early this morning and because i had nothing else to do, i went to work. i got into work a little after 7 in the morning. man, it’s been a long, long day. it’s only a little after 3 now, but the day feels like it has been going on for quite some time now. i’m quite ready to go to bed.

i don’t think that i’m cut out for this kind of a schedule. i’ll just end up feeling tired all the time.

picture in picture, baby!

i knew for a long time that my LCD has the picture in picture feature, but i never thought about hooking it up and trying it out until last night. today i made my way to radio shack and picked up some cables to feed from the replay to the monitor.

and now i’ve got picture in picture on my monitor. pretty neat. the signal doesn’t translate well to full screen, it looks very pixelated. i can’t tell if that’s because of the LCD or the signal from the replay.


dsl woes

it’s so sad. i knew i was deluding myself, but still i insisted that my dsl was ok. yesterday was the day of my activation, but it didn’t happen. instead when i called the support line, they told me that there was an outage in my area and network engineers were working on it. lovely.

i’m currently on tech support and they told me that they have to escalate the issue. i’m afraid that a tech is going to have to come out and i’m going to get charged for it. grrrr, so much for saving money on DSL.