Internet Oddities

Sorry I’ve been so erratic posting lately. My DSL has been on the fritz. I’ll be cruising along, reading blogs, emailing, when VOILA! No connection. I huff a bit, walk into my office, and see the angry red light blinking next to “DSL” on my modem. I unplug it, plug it back in, and wait. Sometimes it connects, sometimes it doesn’t.

But here’s the really odd thing: when I call my service provider, it reconnects–almost instantly! The first time, it just seemed like a Murphy’s law thing. The second time, I chalked it up to coincidence. But now half a dozen times we have dialed the number–dialed the number, mind you, not spoken with anyone–and BLIP, the DSL and Internet lights blaze green.