So today I get the new router/modem, which means tonight I go home and take two aspirin.
This is like when I need to build a new Access database at the start of a new year, and relearn all the calculations and commands that I only have to write once a year – but since I only have to write them once a year – I have to read up on how they’re done again, which takes a week, a bottle of Bacardi, and a short temper.
Sure, usually I just copy from last year, but there are always changes that have to be made. It’s not too bad, really, so long as I remain calm, take notes, and start early.
Tonight I’ll go home, get out a nice big notebook, and start writing down all the settings from everything, everywhere. I’ll write them all down, meticulously, before unplugging anything or deleting any profiles.
Then I get to plug in the new router/modem, install the software, remember that I forgot to bring home an Ethernet cable, try USB instead, have a drink and put it off till Thursday.
On Thursday evening, I’ll remember an Ethernet cable from work, then try again. Setting up all the high security that will make my virtual home my own little Fort Knoxx. Then forget to give my other laptop permission to enter, and do it all again. Then I have to call Wavecable and give them my new MAC address, so their signal can find my new router.
Then, since that won’t work as easily as it sounds, I’ll go watch baseball and forget it for the night.
Sometime Friday night, after a few drinks, I’ll try again. I suspect it won’t work, then it will work because I’ll have finally remembered that one SIMPLE thing that I’d been over looking – something like plugging it in, or turning something to the ON position.
If all goes well, I should be online at home again by May 14th, 2009 😀
Or, yanno, this weekend.