This morning I awoke to a nasty surprise--our ISP was having problems at their central office for this region, and I was to power cycle the DSL modem in an hour and call back if I needed technical support.
Eight hours of occasional power cycling later, the same prerecorded message gave the same outdated time and the promise that it should be fixed in an hour. So I waited through a long phone queue to talk to someone, who checked the connection and reprovisioned the account...
...and when the DSL modem was on and he said he couldn't get a connection even though it should be up by now (two hours earlier a representative was available right away with no hold, and they said the outage was still ongoing)... I checked the cord running from the wall to the modem.
Sometime in my hasty unpluggings and repluggings to reset the modem over and over again, I must have accidentally pulled out the phone-cable cord from the modem. I know I didn't do that intentionally, because I DID pull it out of the wall intentionally to see if breaking and re-making the connection would help force it to reset... but never out of the modem itself.
Plugged it back in, cycled the router, and a few seconds later heard a joyous whoop from Zephie.
Sure, six hours of that was our ISP's fault, but as for the last two hours, I felt dumb as a brick for not thinking to double check that.
(On the plus side, I did get finished reading the Season 2 version of the MLP: Roleplaying is Magic system book PDF.)
7 years ago
04 Jun 2012 00:49 CEST