September 20th, 2004


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ACK HATE GRRR KILL. My DSL was fading in and out yesterday, but now it's just gone--I'm downstairs on my parents' computer, which will do in a pinch, except... you know. I mean, I have most of my bookmarks stored on Yahoo, but... it's not my room with my stuff and... I'm not saying there's anything wrong with the sites I visit, but you might not want your family to realize that you spend a lot of time on a site populated by stick figures. Also? No Semagic. No IM to talk to Vladimir. Damn thing takes 10 minutes to pull up my email, and it's got a cable connection, for chrissakes.

(Cable? DSL? What? I know, I know. You won't believe this, but by the time we priced routers and networks and whatevers, it turned out that it would cost a hell of a lot more to bust through the walls and install a cable connection in my room OR hook up all the computers in the house to a DSL network connection than it would be to just let me have DSL and my parents add, like, a dollar [for serious!] to the digital cable bill for downstairs. And one or the other is always going out, so we have the added benefit of being able to run whining to the other connection.)

So I'm ticked. I can't even run the IntelliMover software on my new computer until I have an internet connection. Fnarrr. I have been moving things from CD-RWs, however, although half of them have decided to pretend that they're completely blank, EVEN THOUGH I KNOW THEY'RE NOT, GIMME BACK MY FILES, HORS!

(Does anyone know how to retrieve documents off a misbehaving CD?)

Meanwhile, I'm down here searching the OED for a three-page close-reading paper on two lines from Milton's Comus:

Next this marble venom'd seat
Smear'd with gumms of glutenous heat

that... well, a noble's virgin daughter is trapped on that seat. Yeah. Ew. So, basically, imagine having to look up every single word in the OED just to be sure there isn't some wildly divergent meaning or development in the history of the word, and then think of something scintillating to say about it. Yeah. If y'all are interested, I'll post it when I'm done.

(Also, I'll explain the Peter Pan thing from yesterday in plain English as soon as I have a moment. It's not going to happen until the new year at the very earliest, but I wanted to know if there would be any interest.)