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November 26th, 2006

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11:11 pm - Woohoo! I'm online!!!
That probably doesn't sound like a big deal, but ribsinbacon and I have found it very difficult to connect to the network this weekend. It was only after spending most of Saturday afternoon on the phone with Charter that we realized that someone next door is "borrowing" our bandwidth. They're not just connecting to the wireless router... There's a cable running from our router, through the wall to the other half of the duplex.

If this were a wireless connection, I'd just log into the router and block the IP addresses I don't recognize, but there's a hole in our wall with a cable running through it. In the interest of being civil, I think we're going to have to have a "family meeting." I can't imagine that the neighbors are maliciously stealing our connection, and they're far too smart (well, except for one of 'em) to think we wouldn't eventually notice a new cable snaking through the laundry room. The cable bill is in my name, and I'd like to be able to use the service I'm paying for. And of course, if it weren't affecting connectivity, I might be bullied into shirking my contract and splitting the bill with the neighbors (note to any Charter employees reading this -- I'm kidding! What a funny guy I am!). Unfortunately, because Ribs and I are connected to the wireless router, we've spent most of the weekend unable to use Teh Intarwebs, while whomever's connected by a physical cable is using it for free. Goodness, I'm beginning to think like a right-winger. Goodness, I'm beginning to swear like one, too.

Anyway, highlights of the weekend involved dinner with crabmoon and a former coworker at Hawks, going to the post office (exciting!), accidentally seeing A Very Bitchy Christmas twice (kind of a long story), and spurning a whole bunch of social invitations. I'm serious when I tell you people that I plan my social calendar two weeks in advance. If you call me to see what I'm doing tomorrow night, chances are I'm not going to be around.

Anyway, I'm gonna go back to enjoying the Internet while I can still connect to it. Excuse me.
Current Mood: annoyedannoyed
Current Music: Phantom Planet

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Date:November 27th, 2006 05:57 am (UTC)
In this situation I would just take the cable coming through the wall & give a nice, firm yank.
Date:November 27th, 2006 09:25 am (UTC)


My fault! me and mine friend were trying to make a LAN game work. we didn't realize he got on the net! So YANK!!!!!

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Date:November 27th, 2006 11:44 am (UTC)

Re: cable

If you want to play just lan games I can get you an independant lan setup that would just for that (Meaning it would have no connection to the internet what so ever)
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Date:November 27th, 2006 01:58 pm (UTC)
Much as I would have liked to do that, we're on good terms with the neighbors, and I wanted to take a more diplomatic approach. The hole in the wall meant someone here helped them connect to our router, so they must have had permission, right? Anyway, looks like it's not a problem anymore.
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Date:November 27th, 2006 01:56 pm (UTC)
Just as a warning, today was Nick's first day opening. Meaning, he started work at 6:30. He might be less than interesting company, and you'll definately be thrown out early.
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Date:November 27th, 2006 01:59 pm (UTC)
Well, whaddaya think, then? Do you still want me to come over?
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Date:November 27th, 2006 09:04 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that'd be cool. Just letting you know that we might not be terribly interesting company.
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