Jan. 6th, 2019

Techy stuff

Jan. 6th, 2019 10:19 pm
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My cable company sent me a new modem yesterday. It was unexpected! They sent me an email saying "we're sending your new equipment" and I had to call them and say, "what new equipment?" and they were like, "hmmm someone was supposed to send you an email" WHICH GUESS WHAT, THEY DIDN'T.

In any case, they were sending me a new modem, at no charge, to upgrade my speed. They said I had one of the oldest modems and the speed was Not Good.

So okay, I got the modem yesterday, I followed the instructions to hook it up, and of course, it didn't work. So I had to call the cable company and they had to flip some switches on their end (I guess? Maybe they pushed buttons?) to get my tv, internet, and phone to work. But it finally did, so that was a relief. Then I had to go out to the local cable store to return the old modem, so they wouldn't charge me for it.

I didn't really get a chance to test it out until today, and you know what? It really IS super fast! I'm kind of amazed at how quick I can use the internet! I'm also amazed that I didn't realize how slow it was until today.

In other tech news, my laptop (a 2012 Macbook pro) is not doing well. I think the hard drive is dying and I'm planning on swapping it out with a solid state drive. Also the track pad only works intermittently, which is SUPREMELY FRUSTRATING. I don't know what the deal with it is -- it could be the battery, which fucks things up in Mac laptops often, or it could be that the trackpad is really just... dying, I guess. Which means I'm looking at a trip to the local Apple store.

Once my finances improve, that is. Thyroid cancer is not just bad for your health, it is bad for your wallet. :(

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