The Corpus Callosum

Modem Toasted

I was off-line for several days, because the modem toasted
itself. 
I didn’t do it, honest!  It had been acting up for a couple of
weeks, causing random “web site not found” errors.  If it happened
very much, I’d reboot the thing and it would be better for a while.

Finally, it failed.  The green power light turned to red.  It
would not restart.  Unplugging it, waiting the necessary 20
seconds or so, and plugging it back in did not help.  Until the
third time, when not even the red light would go on.  It was dead.

Called the ISP, who had sold us the thing about a year ago.  They
sent a new one, gratis.  Plugged it in.  Nothing
happened. 
Tried another outlet, etc.  Nothing happened.  Read the
(RTFM) manual, even, with it still plugged in.  Nothing.

Called ISP.  They agreed to send another.  Hung up the phone,
turned
around…the modem lights were on.  It works.  No
problems.  Except I have no faith that the “new” one (actually it
is refurbished) will last for very long. 

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They told me I had to ship the old dead modem back.  Which got me
to
thinking:

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Comments

  1. #1 Mike Olson
    July 22, 2009

    Although I won’t comment on your cartoonist skills other than to say they are better than mine…The humor is better than 99 out of 100 cartoons that are printed in the papers I read. Very, very, very funny.

  2. #2 WcT
    July 23, 2009

    That’s not his comic, it’s an altered XKCD
    highly entertaining either way

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