Friday, July 4, 2014

Why I might not be here for a while

Yesterday my wireless stopped working.  I didn't think too much of it.  I figured re-install drivers, restart the computer, all will be well.

That's not the case.  The computer knows that there's a device somehow related to networking that isn't working, but it doesn't even know that it's the wireless adapter (even if I tell it) and it will not work.

This is a problem for two reasons.  First, wireless is how I connect to the internet.  If I'm at home then it's simply not feasible to plug directly into a cable for anything more than a short time (so doing it to download the correct drivers was ok, but doing it for blogging not so much.)  If I'm not at home then often I don't even have access to non-wireless means of connecting.  Second, I need to get it fixed.  This is why I have a warranty after all.

While it's away being fixed I'm not going to have a computer.

To say that this will adversely affect my posting is like saying that Buck Williams is bad at making analogies.

Of course I can post from other people's computers, as I am now.  So we'll see what happens.

(Also, August 3rd is my birthday, if you're interested in getting me something.)


  1. Ouch! Good luck - and happy birthday, if you're not back by then!

  2. I hope it'll be fixed as soon as humanly/computerly possible.


  3. Ooh.

    I don't have much experience with drivers, and I don't know anything about your computer, but I once installed a Windows update which made my computer screen not work quite right. If you've installed any updates recently, you might try uninstalling them (under "View Installed Updates" on Start, or the "View Update History" link on Windows Update.)

    Hope it gets fixed soon.