Saturday, February 23, 2008

Downfall

Sometimes I just hate computers and the Internet!

For the last 24 hours my life has been made a complete misery after I discovered that my Internet connection isn't working properly. A handfull or so websites are no longer accessible to me, although they are up and running and accessible from other networks.

Being obsessive-compulsive, I've spent most of the night and day trying to sort it out. I've installed anti-Spyware software, downloaded and upgraded the Firmware to my router, reset my browsers. Nothing has helped. I've lost half a nights sleep, haven't spoken to my wife, missed church and a now a birthday party, trying to solve this problem (OK.. I wouldn't have gone to church anyway... but you get the point).

In my anguish and delirium I'm starting to get paranoid. Just take a look at some of the web sites I cannot access, but which all other Internet users seem able to:

- www.dr.dk (Danish Broadcasting Corporation (which is well know to harbour left wing journalists)
- www.adventist.org (Official website of the Seventh-Day Adventist church).
- www.sp-usa.org (Socialist Party USA)
- www.soccerstand.com (soccerstand?)
- www.youtube.com (Nuf said)

What am I to do?

6 Comments:

At 24 February, 2008 23:21, Blogger Charles & Kiersten said...

Hey man,

IT is my profession, so I would make sure to delete all temporary internet files and temp files. Next, I would download Mozilla Firefox and give that a shot. If you are not already aware of it, it is quantum leaps better than IE.

If both ie and firefox don't work, then I would suspect your ISP.

Good luck! ~Charles

 
At 25 February, 2008 12:27, Blogger karlund said...

Hi Torsten

Are you using AOL?

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=751594

 
At 25 February, 2008 12:32, Blogger karlund said...

and http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=751384

 
At 25 February, 2008 15:31, Blogger Torsten Pedersen said...

Hi Charles and Karsten,

Thanks for the help...Both of you work in IT, respect!!!

Yes, I'm with AOL and yes the fault was with them... Will nonetheless use Firefox from hereafter...

The post was written in state of frustration. Mostly frustrated at myself for letting the internet ruin my sabbath! Unfortunately I have an obessive nature and I can't seem to leave things unsolved, which is also the reason why I usually try to say away from puzzles, sudoku and tic tac toe... ;-)

 
At 26 February, 2008 18:55, Blogger karlund said...

Can I just say, DON'T!!

Don't use AOL, on the IT scale of baddies, they rank fairly high... If they could, they'd kill the Internet as we know it.

Hmn that is what they did, isn't it ;-)

 
At 15 March, 2008 05:19, Anonymous Patrick Lawrence said...

Glad you finally got if fixed. I used to work in tech support and got to deal with a LOT of frustrated people with the same kinds of problems:)

Thanks
Patrick Lawrence

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http://www.adventistark.com

 

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