Thursday, November 17, 2016

The Internet of Nothing

I'm currently having Internet connection problems, due almost certainly to wiring coming into the house, which also affects the landline phone.  It's acting like a short circuit--a problem we've had before in this old house (built in the 1950s and added onto.  The previous/original owner liked to do his own wiring.)

Right now it seems we have reasonably reliable Internet only when the sun shines.  Which given that it's November on the North Coast, prone to rain and fog, isn't very reliable at all.  (How could this be?  Wet wiring, a dodgy connection, heat expands to solidify it, how the hell should I know.)

Anyway another object lesson in fragility, on the folly of assuming things, especially in ignorance, as if things will always be as they are, and the Internet works by magic.

So consequently posting here will likely be dodgy for awhile.

On the bright side, we got a lot of rain in October and a fair amount this month, so we are the one area in California that is now officially out of drought.

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