Been away for a while...
...sorry for that. I have had no acess to internet for the past few days. I thought it was a temporary glitch in the system/provider, but I just now learned that due to a "security upgrade" from Microsoft, my firewall (Zone alarm) does not let me have acess to internet. I had to lower the security to "mid level" to get acess again. Whut! WHUT?
When I tried to call my internet provider, I got through (after ten minutes) to one of those automatic answering machines.
It started with:
Are you allready a coustomer with us?
Machine: Do you want to order any services from us?
Me NO! I allready have them!
Machine: Do you have any inqueries over bills?
Me: No, no, no (E t c, e t c ad naseum)
(15 minutes later...)
Machine: It's thunderstorm season. Please unplug your PC and TV.
Me: Whut? There are no thunderstorms going on right now. Please just put me through to a living humanbeing!
Machine: If you have any technical problems, please press the number two button on your telephone.
Me: Finally! (BEEP)
Machine: You have now reached the tech support. YoU aRE ...NumBEr 12 Out Of 12. We THanK yuU for CAllIng us. PlEaSe waiT.
(Cheezy music for two minutes)...
Me: (What the... Grrrrr!)
Machine: Have you checked your security level at your firewall. If you uses Zonealarm you should set it to mid-level.
Me: I'm having a nose bleed right now!- Click...
Well- I have never been so "internet secure" as for the past two days! Cheezus...