What...no internet outage?
I guess it must have just been me. Am I the only one who had their internet service go down yesterday? Mine was down from around 2pm until at least the time I went to bed around 8:30.
From the looks of it, I figured the main fiber optic cable got severed again. I was online one minute, then I rebooted the computer to play Aces High. After the reboot I couldn't connect again. At first I thought maybe it was the computer, but I even hooked up the phone line and tried the dial- up number. It didn't work either.
That's pretty much the way it worked when the main fiber cable was severed last time so I figured it might have happened again. Seems to me I've seen construction crews still working on the side of the road, near Weott, where they severed the line before.
I expected to hear about the outage from some of the blogs this morning, but not a word, not even in the newspaper. I guess it was just me. How depressing.
I woke up this morning and realized there really wasn't much I could do in the dark, since the internet might still be down. I went to the bathroom and looked at the DSL modem while passing by. Only three green lights showing so I guess it's still down. What am I going to do?
I figured I'd have to at least wait for sunrise to get up as most everything I do in the morning, with the exception of breakfast is internet related. Well, it was kind of nice to just lay in bed, but I need the weather forecast, among other things. How will I get that without my internet up and running?
Finally, about 6:30ish I got up to go to the bathroom again. Still just three lights on the modem. For some reason I thought there was supposed to be four lights if the connection was up and running. I decided I should try going online, anyway, and turned the computer on. Within a couple minutes I was online again.
I guess I was wrong about the three green lights. The four (actually five) green lights on the DSL modem show when the computer is on. The three lights are on all the time. Glad to finally get that straight.