My boss is fully committed to all-day meetings this week, my team lead is out on vacation, and we’re full bore, which means I am never getting a break between seeing to my own deliverables through and answering the every-15-minutes (I’m being charitable here) questions from folks who are or who see themselves as my [...]
This morning, the dedicated hard line through Verizon for the monitored alarm system was installed. I rerouted the phone connections inside the house, did a little testing myself and then tested with the monitoring company. Works fine.
After rerouting every goddamned thing down in the basement, I retested Verizon phone and ADSL and that’s working [...]
Trivia about this evening.
This update is more for my own information/reminder/scheduling, but I’ll put it here anyway.
This morning I spoke with my alarm company (the local Installation Manager – to find out what kind of phone line I should get as a dedicated phone line for the system – answer: just need a minimal line that only needs to make outgoing calls to toll-free numbers) and with Speakeasy (Tech Support – [...]
I took Thursday off so I could meet their tech and he could look at my NID, but they did a line test remotely and cancelled the appointment without telling me. So I got to stay home, and stay-at-home all day and burn an extra day of vacation over something that would have been totally [...]
Near as I can figure it, the old modem WAS the bad bit, as well as my wireless access point, which is cutting down transmission rates by half, even though the connections are at 54 Mbps, and using WPA2-PSK encryption (encryption sometimes helps with various kinds of protocols that can encourage link reliability). When I [...]
The party went very well, I acquainted new folks with the warm and wonderful feeling of drinking CachaÃ§a cocktails at the party. Also, the tamales rocked the house, though I personally wish, as host, that we’d had some veggie tamales ready at the same time the meat ones were.
Read on for updates on the [...]
Various updates from the past couple of days:
I bought a new DSL modem (not a model Verizon supports, by the way, but a lot better as far as advanced diagnostics goes – the Zoom brand, which used to be the Hayes brand, or acquired it somehow, for the geeks out there) and it didn’t make a whit of difference for our household [...]