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Don’t you just hate it when your computer is on the fritz?

For the last week or so my desktop has been randomly losing access to my home network.  It would be chugging along, interneting etc. and suddenly I have an ip, I can (sometimes) even renew my ip but will not be able to ping in network or out or access the Internet through any applications.  After a few days of troubleshooting, resetting default settings checking the router (who survived being over powered by the wrong cord with little to no noticeable damage aside from some dead LEDs), removing the one newly installed program, and being baffled that it was spontaneously telling me I was on a 1Gbt network (I’m not and with no connectivity?).  Nothing worked.

Eventually I downloaded the latest drivers (mine were from February but there was a new release that I didn’t have from last week.)  So far I haven’t had the problem again.  Which is good.  I don’t want to stick another network card in there or wrangle a new wire through the wall so close to moving out.  I have not idea why it would just suddenly start to flail.  Maybe my magic blue smoke turned purple or something.

With that hopefully in hand – tomorrow I’m going to try my hand at pot stickers.  It took me forever to find the won-ton wrappers but I eventually prevailed (why are they not by the other tofu Target!)  They will be beef not pork with various things in them.  Anyone have any non peppers suggestions?

Also!  for those who haven’t heard, they are making another Fullmetal Alchemist series that will more closely follow the ongoing manga!  The first episode is out in Japan, and Funimation claims they will be streaming it shortly after each release.  There were some other video upload sites that had it, you can search for those on your own if you are interested.

Eagerly awaiting the arrival of Watchmen and the new Dresden Files book…
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Originally published at thisOrange.com. You can comment here or there.

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Don’t you just hate it when your computer is on the fritz?

For the last week or so my desktop has been randomly losing access to my home network.  It would be chugging along, interneting etc. and suddenly I have an ip, I can (sometimes) even renew my ip but will not be able to ping in network or out or access the Internet through any applications.  After a few days of troubleshooting, resetting default settings checking the router (who survived being over powered by the wrong cord with little to no noticeable damage aside from some dead LEDs), removing the one newly installed program, and being baffled that it was spontaneously telling me I was on a 1Gbt network (I’m not and with no connectivity?).  Nothing worked.

Eventually I downloaded the latest drivers (mine were from February but there was a new release that I didn’t have from last week.)  So far I haven’t had the problem again.  Which is good.  I don’t want to stick another network card in there or wrangle a new wire through the wall so close to moving out.  I have not idea why it would just suddenly start to flail.  Maybe my magic blue smoke turned purple or something.

With that hopefully in hand - tomorrow I’m going to try my hand at pot stickers.  It took me forever to find the won-ton wrappers but I eventually prevailed (why are they not by the other tofu Target!)  They will be beef not pork with various things in them.  Anyone have any non peppers suggestions?

Also!  for those who haven’t heard, they are making another Fullmetal Alchemist series that will more closely follow the ongoing manga!  The first episode is out in Japan, and Funimation claims they will be streaming it shortly after each release.  There were some other video upload sites that had it, you can search for those on your own if you are interested.

Eagerly awaiting the arrival of Watchmen and the new Dresden Files book…
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Originally published at thisOrange.com. You can comment here or there.

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Finally got around to calling the movers this Saturday.  They will be over to make a cost estimate this Wednesday, so I have to/have been cleaning as well as checking our what I can get rid of before I move.  Future roommate #2 stayed over Saturday and was kind enough to flash clean part of the kitchen today.   Got pretty much everything done that I planned to, just have the laundry left!

I also reinstalled windows on the old computer – with space to spare for putting Linux back on it.  I’m going to put PlayOn on it so I can see my local computer files from my 360 to my computer again.  PlayOn – which is delightful if you have a fast enough internet connection to carry the streaming – will pretty much takes over your windows media sharing to your XBox 360.   Very frustrating.

We’ve been watching ‘Shikabane Hime’ on Hulu  - pretty good watch if you have the inclination to pick up an anime series.  In the anime, sometimes when people die they become ‘Shikabane’, sorta undead monsters.  Some of them are bound to monks to become ‘Shikabane Hime’ who help destroy the monster ones.  The series focuses around the younger brother of one of the monks, who keeps getting pulled into things by this mysterious talking (dead!) cat.  It’s not OMG GOOD but it’s kept us entranced through 11 of the episodes – and we are still watching.

Now if only the internet connection didn’t flail and lose our stream it would be great!  Right now watching Future Roommate #2 play guitar (since that is all I have) on the new Guitar Hero World Tour game I picked up when we went to the game store.  Speaking of game stores, there is a new one on Edgewood next to the fast food taco joint – they have miniatures terrain tables.  Current roommate and some Cornellians went out there today to play some.  Lacking in the book area, but they have quite a few board games, card games, and a selection of paints and minis (including starwars ones Mr. $).
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Originally published at thisOrange.com. You can comment here or there.

pheonix7284: (Default)

Finally got around to calling the movers this Saturday.  They will be over to make a cost estimate this Wednesday, so I have to/have been cleaning as well as checking our what I can get rid of before I move.  Future roommate #2 stayed over Saturday and was kind enough to flash clean part of the kitchen today.   Got pretty much everything done that I planned to, just have the laundry left!

I also reinstalled windows on the old computer - with space to spare for putting Linux back on it.  I’m going to put PlayOn on it so I can see my local computer files from my 360 to my computer again.  PlayOn - which is delightful if you have a fast enough internet connection to carry the streaming - will pretty much takes over your windows media sharing to your XBox 360.   Very frustrating.

We’ve been watching ‘Shikabane Hime’ on Hulu  - pretty good watch if you have the inclination to pick up an anime series.  In the anime, sometimes when people die they become ‘Shikabane’, sorta undead monsters.  Some of them are bound to monks to become ‘Shikabane Hime’ who help destroy the monster ones.  The series focuses around the younger brother of one of the monks, who keeps getting pulled into things by this mysterious talking (dead!) cat.  It’s not OMG GOOD but it’s kept us entranced through 11 of the episodes - and we are still watching.

Now if only the internet connection didn’t flail and lose our stream it would be great!  Right now watching Future Roommate #2 play guitar (since that is all I have) on the new Guitar Hero World Tour game I picked up when we went to the game store.  Speaking of game stores, there is a new one on Edgewood next to the fast food taco joint - they have miniatures terrain tables.  Current roommate and some Cornellians went out there today to play some.  Lacking in the book area, but they have quite a few board games, card games, and a selection of paints and minis (including starwars ones Mr. $).
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