So I tried to install a wireless router to our desktop last night. Everything came in a nice little box. "20 mins" the installation software said. I'm no computer geek (and when I say 'geek' I mean "geez, I wanna be smart like that") but I can follow directions. Mostly. Once I had the modem switched over from a USB connection to a ENET connection (with much props to Jason at Sympatico) and I worked my way through the Netgear installation to this point, I thought that I was golden. Pride goeth before the
6 hours of my life that I will never get back.
No knitting done - I can't knit when they (fucking Netgear) keep saying "type this" "try that".
No router installed - it's defective. No shit Sherlock.
These pictures show the disaster that I lived for said 6 hours.
So it goes back to Dell. I told Jeanette that I totally did not want another Netgear - didn't trust that another one would really work and their customer service people were seriously hard to understand, had no sense of humour (I mean really, who should be the annoyed one here?) and I know that one of them was reading from a manual. No bloody way that they are getting a second kick at this cat!!! I have a Linksys router on the way. (I didn't drink the whole bottle of rum, but I finished it off. The alcohol kept me fairly mellow and from getting seriously angry and throwing something out of the window.)
Why do you need a wireless router Wannietta?
Good question. All of the hints lead to this. I LOVE IT!!!
And while you're in the mood to be amazed here is my Tina Shawl progress.
I will get Kyle to take a picture of me & the shawl tomorrow before I have to ship it off. I swear, blocking is knitting magic on par with heel turning. They both actually make me giggle. Total simplicity resulting in deceptive complexity.
The kids were swimming at the neighbours' on Saturday. Kyle has perfected the 'angry teenager' look He stood there an waited while I took the picture - I didn't even have to beg & cajole. Amanda is still unabashedly joyful. They both had a great time - really!