i really feel for people who have it too easy in this life, because when things turn to shit, they have no coping tools. much the same way as it is for the person whose network practically installed itself, so that when that person’s child right clicks the wrong thing & deletes something crucial, well, that person is utterly unprepared to deal with the situation.
almost two hours of unmitigated stress followed by a last desperate attempt to get internet to a computer that completely ignores me when i reinstall the network adapters — direct hookup to that ever-handy USB modem connection. it worked. kudos to telocity/directDSL for working over the ethernet & the USB, simultaneously. old puter will get hauled into work on monday to have people who know what they are doing fix whatever ails it. i’m spectacularly underqualified.
& now a moratorium on posting about computers, for at least the weekend (we won’t even get into the unrelated memory weirdness).
now, back to the subject of adversity building coping skills or character or whatever. there is a downside to this, that is, if a person has had many too many bad times in life, that person will develop a tolerance for adversity, & in its absence, will find it difficult to deal with too much goodness. so it is with me.
possibly more about this later, after my nap. my head hurts.