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Well, I'm back in Avon for another week of trying to talk Qwest through fixing the DSL here, doing tech support for Larry and Vivian, and finishing the database for Larry's online store… Whee!

As I walked in Larry was going on about the DSL, so I fiddled with it for about a half an hour… There's nothing on our end that is messed and once again I got them to run a loop test and verify that there is something wrong in the wiring between our post and the switch… So I don't know what the goober who was here Saturday fixed, but it wasn't the DSL. See, the guys they keep sending me don't even know what DMT is, let alone how it works or why they have to keep telling people to use filters (the fact that these are low pass filters to keep everything above 4k out of the POTS phone just makes their eyes roll back in their head…) These guys think a DSLAM is some sort of punk dance move…

Really…

I'm having ISDN flashbacks here… Back in '95 I was running ISDN for a news feed for my BBS, “Silicon Psychosis” and I spent a week teaching USWest folks in three states how to make it all go. What's really funny is I payed for their education as that ISDN line was expensive, even while it wasn't working. Now that I think about it, the T1 I had in Virginia back in '98/'99 required both myself and Peg to teach them how to set it up… Peg showed the tech how to use the TBird he had with him and I had to hold a seminar on B8ZS timing just to get both ends synched up… All while paying around $2000 a month for the line.

Perhaps I should become a telephone man…

Naw.

Anyways, out of frustration at being pounced as I walked in the door, I told Larry that it's out of my hands and went to go see Shrek 2…

It was worth the $8.50 as I needed a good laugh and some escapist entertainment.

I'll be writing up this weekend's adventure(s) either later on tonight or tomorrow between impossible tasks.

Anywho, I'm off to watch the second disc of “Two Towers”… I'm just not in a creative mood tonight.

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