Somewhere, I ran across an entry that gave me directions on how to
possibly get to a rational NG set up. I'm about to try it. I already
had T'bird downloaded, just no time until now.
I do NOT know whether or not Wild Blue doesn't allow standard NG
usage, but...they had better. I've got a shitload full of contract
breakers already, and DSL is on its way. My satellite was down for
more than 24 hours starting yesterday morning. Reason? Rain. And when
the rain was over, there was fairly moderate fog, which also puts it
in the toilet. In fact, any light mist does. Just before 2 p.m. today,
some five hours AFTER the rain stopped completely, the satellite came
back up. Three hours later, it went down for another hour. Wny? I
dunno. Maybe it didn't like the sunshine.
This is chronic: I've been bumped off line for more than three days at
a time, and I've been down for 10-12 hours a mess of times. Any light
rain or moderate fog does it.
I was told only heavy snow did that, which is the case with our TV
Call to see if a repair type can come out and you're notified that
you're past your 90 day warranty period, thus there's a charge of 99
bucks just for the repair turkey to show up. I had to tell them three
times not to send him/her/it. The third time I said I'd have a deputy
here waiting to arrest him for trespassing. He didn't come.
The only other time I bothered calling, it was raining lightly, the
satellite was down, and I was told they were not responsible for "acts
of God." I guess not. Usually, it's damp when the thing goes down.
Often, though, it's a clear evening or a sunny afternoon, such as this
one. Those are "acts of God," too, one would imagine.
Oh, yeah. Speed. It definitely is faster than our dial-up connection,
maybe even three times as fast. And about 2% as stable. I've never had
dial-up go down as long as we had power.
I bought an alignment kit, and was going to get my stepson to check
the thing out, but one of my friends informed me that is not legal. If
I were able to get up to the satellite, I'd say F..K the illegality,
but I don't want to get the youngster in trouble, just in case.
Maybe VA will actually do something with my knees this year, and I can
straighten up the satellite.
And, now, onward and upward and try to get a decent NG set up.