OK that's just freaky.
For the last two days, I've lost my connection. It has been a highly stable connection for over 2 years now, and the only time I have problems with
it is when a base station (hub?) gets hit by the frequent spring and fall lightning we love so much. :/
It has been very nice and quite beautiful here for close to a week now, and inexplicably, yesterday morning, I completely lost my connection. After a
hearty session of troubleshooting (with the advantage of more than one connection in the house which leads to many more eliminations than you'd
expect), I came to the conclusion that the problem in connection wasn't "on my end" as the process of elimination very quickly established such.
I had no choice, but to wait for it to seemingly spontaneously reconnect, which it did almost exactly 2 full hours after it disconnected. I didn't
think anything of the time frame until last night about midnight, it did it again, after running for the rest of the day just as normal as ever. This
time, however, it didn't reconnect until this morning...exactly 6 hours later (Yeah, I'm nocturnal lol).
I have no idea what could be causing this behavior (as I keep looking at my system tray for the earth-on-top-monitors icon), but I must say that when
this happened, I was thinking some pretty weird stuff...
...and then I read, "Internet down, first sign of attack ?" in the RSS scroller on my local start page.
Perhaps you can guess where my thought process went next?
Tests In Connectivity by ISP or Government supervision in preparation for something more?
Again, I wouldn't have written anything about this or thought anything more than, "Well, at least it's working now," (even when I hate when things
fix themselves never leaving a clue as to what happened) if I didn't have fuel for a self-diagnosis of schizophrenia looming in the distance.
Could be something...or perhaps not. Still, a bit entertaining at least. Kinda like the 11:11 thing I've been goin' through way too much the past
6 months. :/
[edit on 1-7-2009 by lagnar]