(originally posted to Google + via iPhone under the heading “this is not my 365 shot, but it’s the best I can do at present.”)
So I woke up this morning to find that last night’s electrical storm killed my modem. Oh well.
But the highway was beautiful and I got some neat shots of wobbling taillights and reflections. So win, maybe.
After work, I went to giant electronics store and purchased a modem from my interwebs provider’s approved devices list, brought it home, and got on the phone with tech support.
Level 1: unplug the modem and turn off your computer; plug the modem in and wait for all the lights to come on; turn your computer on and you’re ready to go! Did this work? [of course not, it’s a new modem!]
Level 2: nice lady got the mac address and model number, hit some buttons, and expected everything would work.
Except it didn’t.
30 minutes later…
Level 3: very friendly gentleman had no idea what was going on, except that they always have huge problems with this particular modem (the one from the approved devices list) and if I wanted to roll down to the office, he’d hook me up with their modem for $2.50 per month, or I could hang in the line while he tried to get it hooked up.
I decided to wait.
2 hours later, I’ve been advised to return the modem (from the approved devices list) and get a different modem that they have no problems with (but is not on the approved devices list).
tl;dr due to technical issues, you get this iPhone pic instead of the groovy pic I made this morning.
iPhone 4, Hipstamatic. John S lens, Cano Cafenol film. Rephotographed from the GSV (Google Street View).