First, I must apologize to the members that I left hanging. Last week, real life got in the way of fun. Then, this week my internet service (along with phone and tv) died. I can't call them, nor can I go online for help. So, I packed up my laptop and went to Starbucks for their wi-fi and good coffee (the real stuff; not that tricked up silliness).
So, I went online to Time-Warner Cable for help. Guess what. There's no email means of connecting, only phone (yeah, right) and irc. Well, that should work...not. They won't even let a Linux box connect. Only Windows and Apple. More than likely there would be no problem, but they don't even allow the trying.
This attitude is one of the things we on this forum harp on pretty continuously. Always make sure your site works on any and every standards aware user agent. Use all the bells and whistles you want, but make sure the core functionality of the site works for everyone.
Enough ranting. Again, my apologies to those I failed to get back to. If you still haven't found a solution, re-post your question to bring it back to the top of the stack as a new query.
Hi Gary, Hope all is sorted
Hope all is sorted out, sounds like you had lots of fun
Hard to believe that companies still do that sort of thing.
Sounds like bliss, no
Sounds like bliss, no internet, no phone, no TV, you lucky person
Sadly all we thought we were preaching is for naught Standards takes a back seat to fluff nowadays. We seem to have firmly slipped back to the dark days of DHTML, too many young developers who think Ajax is just the most cool awesome thing, and JS in general great for bringing true functionality to sites
The light's back on
Well, I managed to get a TWC tech out this afternoon, and he was only an hour and a half late. The fault was a bad connection at the pole. It didn't take long to fix. He was done and gone about 40 minutes before a thunderstorm hit with strong gusts, lightning and serious rain (in a burst; about ⅝in., with no flooding). I wonder how long I'd be without service, this being a long holiday weekend, if he hadn't beat the storm.
Now, if I could just get real life to leave me alone.
@Hugo: I don't even have a cell phone, so am not bothered. The landline automagically kicks over to voice mail which I never access1, and tv shows I want to see are recorded for viewing at my convenience. The internet, on the third hand, is my library and main comm device. I am lost without it.
1. If someone really wants to talk to me, they know to call right back; maybe I'll see the caller ID and answer. Or not. Better yet, they can email me.
Quote: The internet, on the
The internet, on the third hand, is my library and main comm device. I am lost without it.
Yes lost and forlorn, worries me slightly. without the net I am out of sorts, and management of my life and all aspects therein are is totally dependent on it. It's still amazing and fascinating to contemplate quite how a technology, in the approx short space of ~15 years has so altered our lives.
I eagerly await the chip inserted under the skin and neurally linked to the brain so we have true connectivity and can dispense with the awkward and unreliable hardware we have to use now.