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31 January 2003 @ 01:05 am
In which Doc swears a lot  
Word to the wise - MacDonald's "Big and Tasty" is neither big nor tasty. Also? Yeah.

I saw a sign for a hospital, with a doctor's picture on it that, from half a mile away, looked disturbingly like Hannibal Lechter. Not actually him, though.

I just got back from the "drive home to fix the computer, then drive back for Phil's game," which didn't actually work out in either case. I took too long getting Windows on the computer in question (it's my dad's, I didn't have a choice), so I didn't get back into the Cities until late. Like, an hour ago late.

My dad has a tendency to laugh at little problems - I don't. I swear a lot when I have to work with Windows - since the docs are poor, the config tools are awful, and I just hate the concept in general. My dad is not more clueful than myself in this regard - he just likes watching me struggle. Which is all fun and games until I just can't take it anymore - at which point I just up and left. Threw my bags in the car and started driving, and I didn't stop until I ran out of gas in Medford. $50 I blew on gas to get there and back - and the whole time I'm trying to get the fucking thing working, I have my dad watching me, making fun. That's the one thing I can't stand about him - he doesn't even offer to help - and he laughed when I called customer support for CenturyTel (the only DSL ISP in Park Falls) and I got a busy signal. A busy signal? They're the goddamn motherfucking phone company! There were no instructions for Windows XP on their website - no option to download the login client. There is also no option to add the PPPoE protocol to the 3Com card, which was easy enough to configure manually in 98SE, Me, and 2K. Suckers of Satan's Cock™ - the lot of them.

I also spilled half a can of Mt. Dew on the keyboard, so I have to make do with the old silver beauty I made in high school until I can fix that one. Maybe I can convince Nemo to take a picture of it - it's really, really shiny.

I'm seriously pissed that I couldn't make Phil's game - it was going to be really cool. Fuckety fuck shit.
Current Mood: Settling
Current Music: Disco Dan - Mega Man 2 Metalman Goes Clubbing OC ReMix
Josiah Carlson: sturgis00chouyu_31 on January 31st, 2003 01:15 am (UTC)
Keyboard? You should take a swing by the hardware guys in CIT, they could probably hook you up with a spare.

Yeah...using PPPoE software adapters are kind of a whore. The worst part is that the best ones are online...and are only available AFTER you get online.

I suggest the following adapter for all flavors of windows, I used it on a windows 98 machine with a piece of routing software, and it worked great.

Oh, and you don't add the PPPoE to the ethernet adapter. It is its own adapter, the PPPoE adapter. Technically the PPPoE dial-up adapter, but who'se being techincal.

It gets by through just sending requests out onto the network through the default ethernet adapter. Trust me, it's fat. I had our DSL modem and three machines plugged into a hub. One was the router machine, one was the dsl modem, one was my machine, and one was my roommate's machine. It just works. I sleep now.
la femme stygiangunn on January 31st, 2003 06:14 am (UTC)
Missing game is okay. The only ones of us there were fayde, Brotha, and myself, so we just did downtimey shit and went home early. Take care, Doc. Do you need anything?
Abra SWcloudscudding on January 31st, 2003 09:08 am (UTC)
Mm. The Big and Tasty was better when it was just a hamburger with lettuce and tomato...it's still what I always eat, though.

Dude, that sucks.
atelierlune on January 31st, 2003 09:54 am (UTC)
I don't think I would have acted differently in your situation - that is to say, I know how it feels. People ought to know better. Since they don't, the best I can do is not to hold on to my anger for too long, which is what I might advise for you as well. If it were my business.

But what inquiring minds want to know is, what does Flamingo-kun want for his birthday...?
XCorvisxcorvis on January 31st, 2003 10:13 am (UTC)
CenturyTel are a bunch of goat-fucking, cow-licking, stupid, greedy mother fuckers.

Many are the customers we stole from them at Spacestar...

You should ghost luckjohn's box and use it as a base install. "I only need to reboot it about every 3 months. I patched it."
The past is prologue: kid anemoren on January 31st, 2003 01:44 pm (UTC)
I like shiny.