Well, my internet is still down, thanks to the incompetents at Comcast. They sent a repair guy to fix my cable modem, but since I failed to specify that I wanted someone who actually knew what they were doing, they sent me one that they probably hired from the parking lot of a liquor store. After about an hour of the guy playing around the computer and not knowing which end of it was up, he gave up. I don't know what kind of training they give these guys at Comcast University, but this guy didn't even know where the CD Rom drive was on my iMac. He actually asked if my computer had one (because he didn't see one). Since I didn't buy my iMac in 1985, of course it had one. And if he didn't know enough about Apple Macs to know if they even came with a CD Rom, I knew the task was doomed. So this guy called the office and scheduled a "lead tech with a laptop" to come the next day. I asked what would happen if that guy couldn't fix it. He assured me that a "lead tech with a laptop" could fix it. Then he went into a description of what it takes to be a lead tech with a laptop. Apparently it's the internet equivalent of overcoming the Shaolin 13 Chambers of Death. There is, apparently, only one level higher than a lead tech. I think it's a Shaolin Master Assassin, and it involves becomming part cyborg and having computer parts fused directly to your central nervous system, with a CPU in your brain and a USB Port in your rectum.
I think we need to change your ethernet cable.
That sounds like a lot of trouble to go through, but they probably make at least $2 an hour more than a head tech and they get their own parking spot.
The only problem with the lead tech with a laptop is that he didn't show. That's right, the Comcast guy never even bothered to show up. When I called Comcast to find out the status, the woman told me that they couldn't check on it because their computers were down. WHAT THE FVCK! I'm relying on these idiots to get my computer back on line when they can't even keep their own computers running. That's like hiring a dermatologist with severe acne or a bankrupt financial planner.
SO anyway, I' really pissed off at these morons. I'm gonna try to set up another appointment next week and if they screw me around again, I'm just cancelling my internet and cable altogether and I'll find something more productive to do with time, like helping blind kids or lepers, or maybe developing an addiction to prescription narcotics.