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Here’s The Scoop …. Chicago Day 4 … Toss The Hat Time? …

DARE TO BE GLIB ….

Dear Readers … as you saw the internet by the previous post (3/23/10 LBTS Agenda) is now up and running …after Terry from AT&T showed up to save the day (s) with news  that AT&T sold me too much speed…Whatever that means…He assured me all I needed was available and it would save me $5 a month…I was prepared to do what any half of a “wealthy white couple” would do (reference to a lame attempt at payback from BTSTimes  article…for those new readers unfamiliar and taken aback by this statement ) …to say whatever it costs just get me online!… But, not before a Tech call to a Tech in parts or countries unknown…a dropped cell phone call after waiting 5 minutes…(it was Mon.)…a re-call and starting over… (looks like Techs get no special treatment when it comes to waiting their turn when calling in)…to find out about their Firefox dislike…Welcome to Safari…The “Mac” issue with Firefox…I am told AT&T does not hook up with Firefox….(there is non-PC bias out there still?)… so AT&T and Terry went on Safari….with some more questions for “security” that bring you back to your past…such as your favorite teacher…your first pet..your first car.. I almost used that one until it was make and model…I remembered make Toyota but not the model .. almost 40 years later! … Factor in if you have a spouse who might be stuck one day with technical difficulties and he too would need to know what he hasn’t heard about since 1981!… Got it all entered and accepted …without embarrassing myself in front of 30-something Terry who was careful not to groan or snicker with the answers as he typed them in…and then he advised what I have heard so many times before in the last 3 months of moving in…”keep these answers …codes…passwords somewhere safe”…That file is now getting pretty thick … as it was placed alongside the living will..power of attorney…insurance and other important lifesaving papers that are in place for some catastrophic event  in the future…(safe enough?)… When Terry gets done …that beautiful green light is strong and steady…as if to say it’s here to stay … and we are now not only online…we are wireless!… Pretty funny the thrill of going wireless when you sell wire for a living!… I am happy to say…it took…it made it through the previous agenda post…it made it through the night and it was still showing green when I awoke this morning …Ahhhh… All was right with the world ….(not talking healthcare here folks…just the “world “of being connected)…well…that is until…. I went to turn on the Direct TV to find out …it was frozen!… I then spent the first 25 minutes of the day speaking to yet another Tech on the other end of the telephone line……who needed to re-set the boxes from his end …then directed me to unplug the modems and re-set the boxes…(see no matter what…it’s always starts with unplug it!)….and again I was waiting for the “green light”…in this case it is blue and it’s a dial that spins you into a hypnotic state if watched long enough ……When it is up and running and doing its thing… Success after the first attempt… which was a first in itself …and yet another note to attach to the box on the procedure “in case” it happens again said the Tech… (pick a day that ends with y)… Now with green lights glowing .. blue lit dials moving … and the Techs securely at bay ….do I dare to toss my hat?… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBTWF1bDPn0

more to come…

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