|t minus 2 days
||[Jul. 26th, 2008|04:22 pm]
Two days till the big move day and it feels like a never-ending nightmare. I...own too many books. Just the boxes of manga have filled the hallway. I haven't even started on the books (both English and Japanese...Though the Japanese ones shouldn't be so bad since they are all so small--I'm regretting owning so many hardcovers. I thought I didn't own that many--I try not to buy them--but at this point one is one too many.). Moving out of a house after living in it for at least 25 years is rather traumatic, isn't it? In any case, I'm posting because I'm at the new place testing the DSL connection. It was mind-bogglingly easy to set up. The steps were:
1. Plug splitter into the phone jack.
2. Plug regular phone (yes, we still have one) into a phone filter and then into the splitter.
3. Plug modem into the splitter and the power.
4. Plug ethernet cable into modem and computer.
5. Voila! On the internet! I didn't have to configure ANYTHING, unlike when I first got the cable modem. The cable guy had to come in and fiddle with my computer that time. This was so easy I almost feel cheated.
I wonder if all this "it's too easy!" will come back to haunt me when I try to set up my wireless network--I had a horrid time doing it the first time, though perhaps it was the fact that I started at midnight was also a factor then. Setting up new hardware late at night is NOT smart. *knocks on wood*
What really disturbed me was that there was an open full-strength wireless signal that the computer automatically connected to. How hard is it to password protect your wireless networks, people?
What made me LOL today: The radio show Car Talk credited their "Tokyo hygiene specialist" (or something like that), "Oh Tekashawa." Get it? "Oh, take a shower!" It's lame, yes, but sometimes lame is great. Especially when living with very little sleep and a lot of stress. XDXD
I have read nothing for pleasure at all this past week and am in book withdrawal. Can I resist the urge to make a huge amazon japan order after I move or will a look at my bills bring me to my senses before I click "Buy now?"