Friday, July 29, 2011

High-Speed Internet Rules!

      Here’s the thing.  A few years ago, I moved into this apartment complex. One of the “amenities” they offered was free wi-fi service. For a while, it worked okay…never great, just okay. But in the last few months, it really went downhill for some reason. It was slow, unreliable...uhm, did I mention SLOW. I mean slower than my old dial-up I used to have. I would get kicked off the Internet for no reason. It would lock up and freeze. It was maddening!
      But the thing is, I work a million hours at my day job, and I barely have time to pick up my Diet Coke cans. I felt I really didn’t have time to fuss with finding a new provider. BUT…I finally reached my breaking point when I couldn’t e-mail back lovely fans who had taken the time to e-mail me. I used to have to hit re-fresh and I usually ended up sending the message twice. Argh!
      So, I made the time! And to make a long story short, I now have an awesome cable connection with an Ethernet cable. The guy offered to hook it up as a wi-fi connection, but I was a little sick of the whole wi-fi thing. I know, I know, it probably would have worked fine because it’s my own signal and not a shared signal. Blah, blah, blah. I want an Ethernet, damn it! Plus, it was more expensive for a wi-fi.
      And then, I had trouble creating links on my Yahoo site for some reason, but the good news is I think I fixed it! It turns out there were a couple of updates on my computer that I kept ignoring, plus my connection made it impossible to download anything. But, I downloaded all the updates I had and addressed all the little messages my computer has been yelling at me about, and poof, I was able to create links again on my Yahoo site. I guess when those little windows pop in the corner telling you to update something, I guess you should fix it. Grin.
      I’ve also been writing again. After the SS book, I was really tired and drained for some reason. But I just write about 4k words tonight. I’m back baby, yeah!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Saying Hi.

Well, just thought I'd update the old blog. Been doing some cleaning here lately. But not much else. Captured by the SS seems to be getting quite a few reviews. That's cool! Reviews, good or bad, are always fun. All in all, I think readers are at least understanding the book, though they may or may not like it. Mmm, not much else to say. I think dinner is ready. Maybe later, I'll buy a new ebook.