Network issues Solved? Time will tell…

Destroyer of cables!
Destroyer of cables!

The folks supplying the internet connect here came out today and did some checking.  The recent connectivity issues appear to have been caused by a squirrel!

The cable up where it connected to the main line was chewed all to hell! So they spliced it and all seems well now. Last check showed 57 Mbps.

On the other hand does anyone know how much it costs to hire trained, killer attack cats?

In the meantime enjoy this mindless video…

 

That’s today’s update.

Tim


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So I setup a WordPress site devoted to Asus products, wide open for someone to take over and run with…

Ready Made Site, Start editing! Click the image.
Ready Made Site, Start editing! Click the image.

…and like most of the stuff I do here, it hasn’t been accessed, hasn’t had a registration and hasn’t even been defaced! (no, I am not asking for it to be hacked)

However folks this is a free, pre-built, but completely edititable site available to the first Asus fan that shows up to register and take over. Registration gets you admin rights and that means you can play away with themes, appearance and content.

So someone show some initiative and help relieve me of my conundrum, which is, do I just dump this virtual server? The answer should be no, but, after a week, I am having my doubts…the site is here!

Tim


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We are still having network issues here. Cable comes and goes all day long.

Yep,Cable does suck!
Yep,Cable does suck!

I have no clue what the issue is. While it may simply be a connectivity issue such as a weak signal it is definitely not due to the equipment at my end.

The router and all associated connections are good. The actual cable modem passes a diagnostic, but the only cure seems to be unplugging the actual cable, which looks to be fine and re-plugging it in, then I get several hours of good connection.

The cable company claims there are no outages, but there are obviously issues.

I will keep everyone updated as soon as I have an answer.

Tim


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As Promised, Demo Site One has Reverted to a Demo Site!

zero-costSo after no real visits to the site except bots, I reset the site back to a Demo site. So now you can use all 3 Demo sites to play on.

This happens quite often and is no big deal, so someone try out the damned Demo Sites.

Instructions are simple… the subdomain name (like totallyfree.yourfreewordpress.com) is the user name,database name and password to run a setup. That means the first word BEFORE the first “.”, like totallyfree in the example kiddies.

Tim


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MY APOLOGIES TO ALL THE FOLKS WHO VISIT MY SERVERS. THE IDIOT CABLE COMPANY HAD A 14 HR OUTAGE TODAY!

Yep,Cable does suck!
Yep,Cable does suck!

Yeah, we are not talking a few hrs of downtime here, we are talking the bulk of the day from at 10am thru 1:30 am today…exact times I am not sure of but I do know that for a minimum of almost 14 hrs Mediacom cable Internet was 100% dead.

That of course killed access to this server and about 6 others I have running. There really is no excuse for ANY internet provider to be down for that long. I can see a few hrs, but more than 50% of the day? Uh, no, that simply isn’t acceptable unless you live here in crackerland, also known as Kentucky where apparently low-quality service is the rule of thumb, not the exception.

Just thought I would post an explanation…

Tim


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Do you have any idea how cool it is to have your own web server? Well, when you buy new stuff, you get to create a server to write about it!

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Click to see the site!

So because I run this server, I have decided to take over a demo site just to post about the super new Asus Z580CA 8 inch tablet I just bought the other day!

Since it isn’t here just yet, no need to panic, but the site will be similar to the one I created for the Asus X553SA laptop, a few months back!

Tomorrrow night demo site 3 will revert, as promised and whatever demo site is free too use, will once again take over as my posting/demo haven.

Of course if folks were actually trying out the demo sites I would be forced to simply wait….


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