Farewell, Belkin.

My router is on its last leg. The last month has been pretty rough on it, and it has failed more times since switching to MidCo than it had with PBnet. On the other hand, it was failing several times on PBNet over the summer before the switch too.

More worrisome, the orange light is on and the browser settings tell me it’s not connected to the internet.

And yet here I am, posting to my blog over the internet. I’ve done powercycling on it and checked the wireless and wired connections…they still work, but that orange light tells me it’s one hiccup away from not working and that’s no bueno from the teaching online standpoint.

So, I’ve ordered a new one to get here tomorrow. We’ll see if FedEx screws up that order or not.

This router served me well over the last 4 years (just a bit over), but it’s time to move on. Ordered me an Asus. We’ll see if the quality of the Asus router matches up with my over 5 year old Asus netbook.

Welp. No more social media.

I finally am trying something. I’ve noticed far too much of my time is being sucked up checking into facebook, twitter, and ello. I’ve given them up in the past before, and I’m giving them up now for a time too. Maybe only a couple days, maybe a week…something to help me get through the end-of-term grading I’m doing right now. I basically typed a nonsense string of characters, copied it, and then entered that in for my password on each site.

I can always recover the passwords if I get the overwhelming urge to log in, but I want to try make it a week without doing so. I have a feeling a lot of the urge to write and create for my own sense of satisfaction is being sucked up on those networks where they profit by it.

See the previous post about the energy that an adult has…if it’s being siphoned away by other things, there’s not enough of it left.

So, social networks have gotten the axe for the time being.