7 Comments on Re-Connected

Our internet connection went down early yesterday and we just got it back this morning, after the Comcast technician decided we needed a new cable modem.  Our phones also go through the modem, so it was a day of a silence … no internet, no phone calls.  Just as well, since I’m in the middle of a software project and need to focus on it for a few days.

So if you’re wondering why there was no post last night and why I’ve been slow to approve comments, that’s why.

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7 thoughts on “Re-Connected

  1. Howard

    Tom, just wanted to be the first to say that this is one of your best postings and I agree with everything in it.

    I spent many hours researching it.

  2. Cathryn

    I understand about connections. You are absolutely correct in your stance on this mighty hot issue! Don’t cave in! Do what needs to be done! 😀

    I won’t stop until the world is connected.

  3. Allison

    I just wanted to tell you that I was so glad that I gave my children your movie for Christmas. They understand now why I am living low-carb and don’t think I am crazy and going to die of a heart attack. The movie is a great way of introducing friends and family to the fact that you are not ruining your health—in fact you will be healthier! Both of my children were required to see Supersize Me in school health class and liked the connection you made with the familiar movie. Of course, their favorite was CSPI guy. Just tonight they mentioned that because of their high fat/moderate protein breakfast they are not hungry and thinking about what’s for lunch a few hours after breakfast.

    Glad to hear the film convinced your kids you’re not crazy. My girls are little and therefore believe I’m the smartest man in the world. I expect to become very stupid around the time Sara turns 13.

  4. Robbie Trinidad

    I’m in the middle of a software project myself which is due on the 18th. Our team has been clocking a lot of extra hours which isn’t too bad. The tough part is when our project manager tries to reward our extra efforts by buying us donuts.

    I’ve always wanted to ask what you use for software development. Java? .NET? PHP?

    Mostly VB.NET, C#.NET, ASP.NET, SQL Server. I can work with Javascript when necessary, but don’t exactly love it. Fortunately the newer .NET environments (Expression Web, VS 2008) added intellisense for Javascript, which makes it less of a pain in the drain.

  5. Laurie

    from the inimitable Mark Twain
    “When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.”
    Don’t worry, your daughters will think poorly of you only temporarily. Even if during that time when they are between 14-18, or so, you’ll be convinced that looks can kill and that you will be the first family ever to not recover from teendom. It’s not just sucrose and gluten that’s deadly. I was just talking with my 18 year old and I told her how much I wished I’d known about low-carb when she was small. She said she wished that too. The nut hasn’t fallen too far from the tree.

    I’ve been properly warned. Since I’m an old dad, my friends have already been through it all. Their kids are in college or already graduated.

    Can’t remember who said it … there are three stages in a boy’s life:
    1. My daddy can beat up your daddy.
    2. My dad’s an idiot.
    3. Well, it’s like my father used to say …

  6. mezzo

    Or, as a friend of me used to say: learning from others means you don’t make the same old mistakes. You will make some brandnew ones of your own…

    I like to think of mistakes as learning experiences; that way I’m constantly educating myself.

  7. Trenton

    Yeah, my internet was down yesterday too, here on AT&T in Missouri. I called tech support and wasted 3½ hours of my life trying to find out why, while on the other end they were just shrugging their shoulders. “I don’t know why it’s not working.” started working spontaneously around 7:45 last night, but by then I had already missed most of American Idol.

    On another note, what’s up with the spammers up there at the top of the comment stack? They obviously aren’t sentient beings! WTH?

    But that means we’re allowed to eat them.

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