April 21, 2007

Clueless - UPDATED

I had plans for this weekend, damnit! It was all laid out so perfectly.

When I left the office yesterday I had met with our IT guy because there are things I wanted to get done today.

You see, I'm having trouble with my laptop. The wireless is not getting to the internet. It tells me it's connected to my Linksys, says it has a VERY strong signal. But all I get is the 404 error page. This started happening at AW's house last November. It works at the airports, but no where else.

So I told the IT guy yesterday it was VERY important that I really need him to see what I've done wrong. The wireless works for other folks, why not me? And it used to work just fine for me.....I can't figure out what happened. I haven't changed anything at the house. It's gotta be the laptop.

He checked things out, made a few changes and said it was "all fine". That phrase right there should have told me something. Cause it's never good when *I* use it.

Anyway - I took him at his word, packed my stuff and headed home. As I was hunkered down on the loveseat with my pizza and wine I fired my baby up.

Nothin'. Just that damned 404 error page. I should get serious credit for the fact that I didn't see how far I could launch the thing off the deck.

So now my weekend is screwed up. Last night I had the hardest time sleeping. All I could think of were the projects that are all due on Monday. Projects that will not be done.

The plan was to putter a bit this morning, put on a pot of sauce, and work. Clean a bit when I needed to step away from the numbers then get back at it.

Sunday? Lasagna and movies. A little more puttering, but nothing too bad.

My main thing was to bust it today and get this stuff done.

Now, I'm kinda stressed. Kinda really stressed. And I'm frustrated that I can't figure out what's wrong. I know it's something simple, but I don't know how to fix it. I used to be able to figure this stuff out, but I haven't had to deal with the "new technology" so I'm clueless.

It was the perfect plan. The perfect balance (for me) of work and relaxation. Now, I'm already 4 hours behind schedule and pretty much out an entire nights sleep. So that would mean I'm cranky, sleepy and frustrated.

Not really the frame of mind I wanted for this weekend. So if anyone out there can help this tech-tard figure out why her laptop won't connect to the internet I'd really appreciate it. Cause at this point, I've got no idea........

UPDATE: ZONKER to the resuce. Sorta. That sweet guy - yes, I'm still talkin' about Zonker - called me to help me figure out what the hell was wrong. While we didn't get it fixed, per say, we do know that the damn thing is connected, it just won't recognize NAMES of websites. Only IP addresses. Doesn't get me any closer to getting my stuff done, but at least I know what to tell the IT guy. Thanks Dude. You're the best.....

Posted by Tammi at April 21, 2007 06:09 AM | TrackBack

Ok...I feel bad tht this started at my house.

We are like are the computer black hole you know.

Posted by: armywifetoddlermom at April 21, 2007 07:56 AM

Zonker. Major league suck up.

Posted by: That 1 Guy at April 21, 2007 11:25 AM

Hey, we girls have a soft spot for those Knights in Shinnin' armour, ya know! ;-)

Posted by: Tammi at April 21, 2007 11:51 AM

Joe's simply jealous because I wasn't so willing to help him with his tranny problems. What? He didn't tell you about those? Sheeeeeesh. Seems like all he could talk about last weekend was how his tranny'd been giving him grief. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Anyhow, sorry that I couldn't help more. I would have stayed to fight the peril but it was too perilous. And Lord knows I was tired. Got five hours of sleep and am heading back into work again in a few. Perfect weekend, no?

Posted by: zonker at April 21, 2007 03:20 PM
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