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June 19th, 2010

marcmagus: Ten the hard way (ten the hard way)
Saturday, June 19th, 2010 12:19 pm

AT&T called today to follow up on my less-than-satisfied exit survey. They're going to send someone to replace the modem/router/gateway device. I don't think this will help.

The good: they acknowledged the problem persists, they explicitly acknowledged that I'm correct that the available information suggests it's not a configuration issue or an issue with my personal equipment.

The bad: I sincerely doubt replacing this device will work either, though I guess we'll see. [My bet is still on a configuration issue with one/some of the devices internal to AT&T's network. I also still suspect this is the same as the intermittent DW->AT&T email problem.]

Connection is good today, and was good yesterday, but I expect it'll go away again in the next few days.

Also, while my appointment for the modem repair is sometime this evening in the 4-9 range, I've seen an AT&T van driving around through the parking lot for the last hour or so. They just went by again for the third time. They seem to be looking for something.

marcmagus: Me playing cribbage in regency attire (Default)
Saturday, June 19th, 2010 01:00 pm

I've started a new photoset at my flickr account titled Out my Window. I think I might start updating a lot more regularly.

My desk is set up in the second bedroom facing the window. I seem to get quite a variety of animals wandering by that are fun to watch. The cats enjoy it too, although Mhairi seems to be a little vague on the concept of "window"--she just tried to pounce on an anole and banged her head rather adorably.

There's an anole with a broken tail who seemed to have made my window ledge his territory, but today he'd moved over to the porch (his tail is starting to grow back), and I saw another male with a full tail in his usual spot. I'm not sure what's going on there. The new guy was doing his cool mating display thing, but I wasn't able to get the camera out in time to catch it, and he was scared off by the cat hurtling into the glass.

There was also a baby anole running around inside my window the other day, which I did get a chance to photograph. Actually, the photos I have so far are all of the baby (two of it inside, a bit spooked by the noises I was making and trying to run out through the windowpane, two of it outside looking in rather adorably).

My camera seems to have forgotten its date, perhaps because it has severe battery issues. Oh, well.

You also get a freebie of [livejournal.com profile] shield_toad111's gecko clinging to my monitor with his amazing gecko feet. Awful flash glare, a sense of what we talk about on IM, and Twitter trending topics included at no extra charge.