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OH NO! Browser unable to find Internet connection!!!

Posted by Marco Antonio Mendoza Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Yesterday was an incredibly boring/stressful day, especially thanks to the fact that I could not get my internet to work.  Apparently what happened was while I was out and about yesterday my aunt needed to access the internet from her computer in the office, sounds reasonable enough right?  WRONG, the downstairs computer in the office is not connected to the internet, therefore she got the idea to go the second floor and unplug all the cables from the modem and take it downstairs.  The problem is that when she did that all internet was cut off from the upstairs where my computer is as well as the phone.

Figuring it to be a simple task of reconnecting the modem turned out to be a huge fiasco, due largely to the fact that the second floor where the modem connects is full of unmarked Ethernet and phone cables.  It took me the better half of 3 hours to get the right combination down.  There was roughly a one hour period in that 3 hour span where out of complete frustration I decided to take a break (give up) on the internet connection.

It was during this time that I decided to brush up on my photography skills by doing some light reading followed by an interesting mini photo shoot.  While trying to find a photo subject in my home I managed to come across one of my brother's military caps from his class A uniform (back when he was a cadet at Leoncio Prado Military Academy in Callao).  I was looking at it when it accidentally feel on the floor.  Seeing the cap roll around on the sunbathed hardwood floor caught my attention and I was drawn to it instantly.  I took several test shots to get my exposure and metering down before I took my final and favorite shot.




I did some minor touch ups in Adobe Lightroom and I must admit that I am quite pleased with the results.  After I finished my photography practice I decided to give the internet troubleshooting one more crack.  I went downstairs to the dreaded computer room and reassembled the cable connections.  Fingers crossed I made my way back up-stairs where I sat down in front of my computer and stared at a blank Internet Explore page that read:

"Browser unable to find Internet connection"

Hesitantly I moved my finger towards the F5 key to refresh the page and closed my eyes out of fear that the connection would still be unavailable.  To my surprise when I opened my eyes I saw the most beautiful sight in the world, it was the Google homepage.  I almost cried at the sight of it but thankfully I fought back the tears and instead rejoiced in all the comforts that the internet provides.

I later came to the horrible realization that in today's modern world, technology has managed to make me it's needy bitch, and frankly that freightens me.

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