it says i’m online, green box in the systray means go, all that. however it lies. i am so not online. i can’t see websites, get email, or even login to the AIM. vague feelings of panic stirring in the pit of my stomach. actually that’s inaccurate, i don’t feel panic anywhere near there – if i had to identify an anatomical structure for the feeling of fear, it would be right above the pubic bone. however it might be slightly tacky to express it in terms of proximity to the crotch-pit, so i guess i’ll stick with the first description.
aha! it admits it. the little box goes yellow. the dsl gateway’s lights still glow green, so i reboot it & mr. puter, to no avail. telocity status says internet is up, but they are lying. lies, lies, lies… when my internet connection lies to me i go all aggro. which is where i’ve gone, in fact, here i am, right now. aggro. grr.
last time this happened it was all about the panic. i had long since disconnected the old 56K in favour of my digicam hookup which needed the port, so i scrambled to unhook, rehook, reinstall, & reboot, not to mention my old fifty foot phonecord lifeline to whatever internet was in any house me & mr. puter lived in had become entangled with the other ten or 15 cords back there, so untangling took the most time. still, failure, but that did occupy me for the whole fifteen minutes or so i was offline last time this happened. this time i have no desire to get into that tangled mess i’ve woven, so instead i’ve fired up a copy of notepad & dumped this post into it. i may not actually post this but at least i’ve blogged &, having done so, feel better.
it’s green! we have internet! *(whew)*