So I’m nearing the end of three full days off. In a row. This is a damn vacation for me. I can’t say that I’ve accomplished a lot this few days, but I feel damn good.

Saturday night we went out to the park to a house party Bryan invited us to…  I kept thinking that I really shouldn’t have to justify going with “I need to fill up anyways”, but that was the hilight of the trip.  The party sucked. I guess I shouldn’t be entirely suprised by that. We ran back here… hung about for a bit, then I dropped Carla and John off.  Lame.

Yesterday I woke up fairly early and got a fair bit of computering done.  Carla finaly rose from the dead and I headed over to her place with the intention of going out shopping for clothes. Over an hour later, after she made brownies, we finally set out to find clothings.  I came home with some styluses for my Treo, the new Tool disc and Awake by Dream Theater.  Yeah…

Last night were over at Johns, he’d tried to round up a good group of people for a fire, we managed to add Ellie, but everyone else decided tobe sucktastic.

Today could be considered a write-off.  Been on a torrenting binge.  Signed up for I’m testing KDE on my workstation right now.  Installing ubuntu on a machine for Carla so she can stop using my MythTV frontend as her desktop (threw a 9800 Pro AIW in her machine so she could game a little too).

Last night we started talking about Tat’s again.  I’m really wanting to get the debian swirl done.  I should start looking into how much it’ll set me back.

I hate wireless

I spent 4 hours on the phone, 2 with the senior support staff at Linksys, and I’ve basically learned that even though I had everything setup correctly, if I set back to defaults, and then slowly add things back the way they are supposed to be, it will all work finally.

This isn’t particularily a difficult setup, one router to cover the main floor, then 2 access points at the begining of the hallways hardwired to the router, two access points further down in repeater mode.

Associate with the router and it all works fine.  Associate with the access points and you can’t ping the router or get out.  Associate with the router, keep a continuous ping going and walk down to the other access points, and you stay connected.  As soon as you stop that continuous ping, the router falls out of your ARP table and you can’t find it again.

Associate with the router, and you can ping all the access points, hardwired and repeaters.

Fucking black magic is what it is.