The kicker is this, after the AT&T tech left, I discover that he disconnected two of the wall jacks that the previous technician had come to hook up. AND THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING!
Since I have my DSL accessible through wifi, I wasn't really sure where the troubleshooting should start. I'm not one to think like a technician and set a strategic plan to hook up modem to computer and monitor the connection for a spell to see if the problem isn't the modem; then move onward to the airport base station to see if the problem isn't in that. No, the way my brain works, is I turn everything off and turn it back on again. Short of being so frustrated that I would completely trash my junk equipment, I begin pressing buttons here and there to see what they do. What they're for. My printer was working fine with my PC until I got a laptop. btw, anybody need an old, black G3 powerbook?
This has been spanning the best part of several months and just now I discover there's something interesting to print but I can't.
and Sony will probably follow that up with the sequel/prequel Angels & Demons. From time to time, I check showbizdata, and today I found Sony Pictures Entertainment to be behind development for Angels & Demons. I read it. It's not that good. The competition should retaliate by doing The chymical wedding.
Back to topic. So I try to print the page from showbizdata because I know that page will be updated tomorrow and the "sale" of the Sony Pictures deal will become obsolete to us freeloader account holders. I manage to get the printer to work with the laptop running the most current OS version (10.4 or something) and I manage to get it working wirelessly too. Then I move the printer to the other room where the PC is to do exactly what I did with the laptop. I succeed to print a page while the printer cable is hooked up physically to the PC, but when I move it back to the base station, the printing ist kaput. damit!! I don't know if I have to set my laptop to share printer settings and do it that way, but I have to say I'm very tired now. My head hurts and I'm going to call it a day. Of course, quitting this early may mean that I will never manage to solve the problem. I expect I'll mumble to myself in a bitter stupor that I can't print from the PC unless I carry the printer and hook it up, but I may just fall back on my guitar or re-establishing some sense of design ability to appy to my illustrations which I have to say I'm embarrassed for and hope to die soon that I won't have to suffer the shame from the flickr files I've uploaded very much longer. In the meantime, I am experiencing déjà-vu every day now because my paranoia is making me wonder whether somebody, somewhere has read an entry I may have let slipped indicating the way I feel invisible to people in all walks of life these days.