My interwebs at home have been spotty, adding to my excuses for not blogging much lately. Today I came home to working interwebs, so I'm trying to take advantage of that fact. I called AT&T customer support yesterday, because all week the "residential gateway", as AT&T calls my router, has been fickle, alternating between the steady green light that I want, a flashing green light, and blinking or solid red lights in the Broadband slot.
The customer service lady tried to fix it over the phone, but couldn't, and scheduled a tech to come by tomorrow evening.
I asked her about the thing that bugged me most - when the gateway is down, I can't access the internet on my laptop, I can't watch television, and I can't even watch shows I've previously recorded. Aren't those just stored on my DVR, I asked? Why would I not be able to watch them?
She explained to me that they're actually not stored locally - she said they're stored online in my account, so if there's no internet, there's no access to my account with its shows. Meh.
Anyway, so I've been especially grateful for the iPhone and the fact that I can still connect to the interwebs through AT&T's cellular network. I really would be lost without the net. The upside is, I've actually been reading a little more; I'm halfway through Richard Yates' Easter Parade. Odd story, I'm not sure what to make of it.