Friday, November 7, 2008

ok, hopefully this will be the last programming note...

Last night my connectivity problems flared up again. The whole time it was a major struggle. I was losing my connection and couldn't get anything to work right.

At my wit's end, I contacted Comcast to see if they could help. They said that my modem health was fine and directed me to their help section on their website. I followed all the instructions to check the connection on my end and all was well. Since then, everything is blazing. I can safely surmise that they were throttling me and when I called them out they eased up. The bastards. I can't be sure about this, but if I get home from work and have no problems, I'd wager that this is the case.

I don't download p2p all that much, although I do subscribe to a few mp3 blogs, and of course, I upload a fair bit. A short while back, some of you might remember, my connection was shut off for a day. When it came back up, my IP address had changed and not to long after that all of these problems cropped up. This is all conjecture on my part, but I wouldn't put it past them.

Wish me luck, and with any, I'll be back on the axe for some Saturday morning posting. Now I'm going to crash. Have a wonderful day, all, and thanks for the kind and encouraging comments.


Geoff Schutt said...

Hello John,

I've had problems with Comcast as well. Believe it or not, until four months ago, I was still on dial-up. Although very slow, I never had problems connecting. I just could not get to some of the "fun stuff" -- like YouTube, music, etc., because it took forever to up/download.

Well, now I get all of that, but my computer will freeze up for no rhyme nor reason. The Comcast "powerboost" perhaps is boosting too much (or too little).

I think if I get a wireless router, I may have more luck.

In any case, good to hear I'm not alone. (And also NOT good to hear that I'm not alone!)

To -- well, connectivity.

The Nag said...

Hang tight, John!

John M. said...

I'm hanging best I can, Ms. Nag!

Well, Geoff, it seems there are more than just the two of us. Since I've been having these problems, I've been hearing a good variety of horror stories.

I'd like to go wireless. I'm looking into it. I need to go Mac, too. Maybe Linux.

crow said...

Why can't I ever have a technical problem!?!

John M. said...

You will, someday, Mr. Crow, you will.

Hillbilly said...

(chuckle) I finally made the decision to bypass blogger and Picassa altogether. when I retooled the template, I started uploading all of my stuff to DivShare, and now I just paste the image code into the blogger editor. It helps in two ways: I have control of the art, and I can avoid the temperamental upload problems with blogger's editor.

Having said that, I don't want to disparage your new project on Tumblr. I will eventually will end up there too, or with a project that has a very similar format.

wishing you many fewer technoid problems in all of your endeavors.

John M. said...

So far, so good. I am convinced that my recent problems were internal. We'll see how it goes.