Router still isn't here! Pain, suffering, etc. But I had an urge today to hook up, so I unpacked Computer, set up in another table in the office, and realized the longest ethernet cable I owned was 7 feet long. Crumbs! Went to MicroCenter, bought a nice 25ft cable. On the way home I stopped and washed my car for like two minutes because I parked under a tree last night and (I swear) a bird the size of a rhinocerous perched right above it after eating thanksgiving dinner. Well, that was really a detail you all didn't need to know.
Came home, unplugged the WonderCyrix from the DSL modem and ran my cable to my computer, which I remembered had no ethernet card. Crap! But wait... Dave gave me an ethernet card! Score! Installed that.
Then got hungry. Had leftover chicken from last night's dinner out with parents. Very good! Split it with sister.
Came back up and figured I was feeling adventerous today, why not do this thang in Linux? Fun! So I did. Yes, little Spacefem who knows very little about computers and barely gets by in this crazy "anti-user" operating system set herself up for DSL in less than an hour. Plug in, read, read, read, ifconfig, yast2, PPPoEd, ka-bam! I'm here! This may not sound like much to you all but I am very proud of myself, it's not every day I get something to work in Linux. Linux is my friend! Linux loves the campus network and DSL and everything! Yeah Linux!
I hope the router is as easy to set up. Hrm.
So now I'm going to pack for a fun-filled adventure with fire_hazzard and others on the Memorial Day Float Trip. It should be cold and rainy. uhg.
Parakeets are currently eating an old towel. Good for them? Who knows? All I know is that these things are better than dogs at chew-toy focus skills... remember the edges you'd tear off of those dot-matrix printers? I'd give those to my birds and they wouldn't rest until the cage was lined with bits of shredded paper. Crazy.