Around the Interwebz #3

October 27, 2011

Fun

Woohoo, I got my Internet again, baby, and it’s BURN BABY BURN. Fastfastfast, oh yeah! Right now, it’s just me on the network. I know as soon as all the kids and their computers connect, my lightning bolts will start to stutter into weenie speed…. but cable is definitely faster than DSL. And this time, it only took me THREE hours to set up the router and configure security. I’m ready for a nap, believe me….

To celebrate my new Internet speed, I’m uploading a gadzillion photos that I’ve collected from my pals around the web, and placing them here for you to chuckle over them. Have a great weekend, my friends.

They should have these t-shirts for moms, too. Although it should say “Claw the eyes out of the first one, and word will spread.”

HOW did they DO this?

LOVE IT.

:Jawdrop: Helloooo, didn’t Christ rise from the dead and make us more than conquerors???

Sometimes words are worth a thousand pictures.

Look very closely at this photo. Now, is that cool or what?!

Amen! Woohooo!

Amen again!

On this vein (of the photo below), I never understood the popularity of the game “Guitar Hero.” Why spend thousands of dollars on a game and *pretend* to play guitar when you can get a simple instrument for $75 and PLAY THE REAL THING. Without using ANY electricity! Baffles my mind….. LOL

I own this cup. Isn’t it so totally cool?! It’s my favorite coffee mug and I got it at Fort Ticonderoga this summer.

Have fun, friends. Thanks for hanging in there while I was away. šŸ™‚

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11 Responses to “Around the Interwebz #3”

  1. blueyes Says:

    OMG 3 hours to set it up? What in the world lol. Took me like 10 mins max to set mine up right.

  2. Karen Says:

    Yay! I love fast internet. Help me, please. What is the deal with the camel picture?

  3. Rebecca Says:

    Blueyes: Weeeeellllll…. I have 13 Internet devices, all but 5 that are wireless. So, *you asked* šŸ˜‰
    This is why:
    1. Connect the modem/router. Stuff cables behind desk. Connect the router to the switch (cuz I have so many Ethernet connections) and stuff cables behind desk.
    2. Connect Ethernet cables from the router to the port behind desk. Stuff more cables.
    3. Connect Ethernet cables to the wall ports in the room that connect the other desktop computers. Stuff cables behind those desks.
    4. Install new router software (took forever).
    5. Set up new SSID, password, firewall rules, parental controls, MAC filters. Thankfully I still had the print out of the MAC addresses for all 11 computers. Last time, I had to go to EACH device and find the MAC numbers (ipconfig command, etc) and write them down. And I never get them right the first time…
    6. Go to each wireless device (most of them in the upstairs bedrooms) and configure the new SSID and wireless security password for each. This takes forever because my passwords are 45 characters long with a billion symbols. My eyes can’t see such tiny, detailed print, so I give up on the second computer and have my son enter the rest. He did a good job, he only had to enter the password in twice on two devices. Me, I got stuck on the daughter’s laptop and had to enter the password TEN times until I realized that the router software doesn’t accept a certain symbol and had removed it from my password string without informing me. GRR.
    7. Putter around on the router, adjusting the settings and etc. Test the VoIP phone connection– it’s working fine. Yay! Always had problems with that with the DSL.
    8. Install my USB external hard drive to the router, for file sharing. Stuff cables behind desk. (The amount of cables behind this desk is frightening. I think I have 24 devices plugged in all around me!).
    9. Install printer to the wireless network. Won’t work. GRRRR. Install it to the router via Ethernet. Still won’t work. GRRRR. It worked for about 2 months earlier this year, then quit working. Haven’t been able to fix it yet. *sigh* I quit.
    10. Put my feet up, get coffee, write this post.

    Three hours is all it took this time. It used to take me ALL DAY.

    šŸ™‚

    @Karen– I couldn’t figure out the camels picture, either, until someone told me to look closely– the black images are the camels’ shadows! Do you see the tiny white shapes? Those are the camels?

  4. Rebecca Says:

    Blueyes: Oh yeah— I forgot to mention that I had to logon to OpenDNS and change the nameservers to the OpenDNS numbers in the router. This is a new router brand and I’m unfamiliar with the interface, so it took a little digging to find the nameservers area. I had to save those settings, update my OpenDNS settings and add a few things to the account info.

    *collapse*

  5. lin Says:

    Wow, there’s a lot going on in that post. šŸ™‚ I’m just jealous of your internet speed–I need to switch to cable.

    What is the deal with all these fancy pumpkin carvers? I’m lucky to find the time to carve a couple of eyes and a mouth in ours.

  6. Secondary Roads Says:

    Thanks for the explanation of the “camels” pic. I studied, I squinted, I let my eyes go out of focus. Nothing worked. Okay the “white” spots were a head scratcher.

  7. Rebecca Says:

    Lin- we discovered that cable costs us $10 less per month and we get 3x the speed of our highest speed DSL! We did have to pay for installation ($40) and I had to get a new router– but I had to get a new router, anyway, because the DSL router wasn’t working. The installation was SO easy, too. I had already fished the line through the wall myself, so that probably cut 1/2 hour to an hour off the cable girl’s time, which she appreciated. All in all, it has been worth it!

  8. Rebecca Says:

    Chuck– I know, I never caught on with the camels until someone pointed it out. Couldn’t see the forest for the trees! šŸ˜‰

  9. My Inner Chick Says:

    —That t-shirt is an absolute classic šŸ™‚ x

  10. Hilary - Feeling Beachie Says:

    Those pictures were great.. although, my fav is the pumpkin! Too funny!

  11. Metallman Says:

    The free air guitar is priceless! That was a great ad by that rock and roll station. Well done! lol