Wireless Router Problem fixed

FINALLY fixed a network problem that was plaguing us… Whenever Wendy’s computer and my computer were on at the same time, our internet connection would bounce up and down and become highly unreliable.

After scratching my head about it for a while, I moved all our wired connections from the wired/wireless router to an 8-port hub, and off the wired/wireless router. The connectivity problem cleared immediately.

I mentioned the problem to my friend Paul who verified that the wired/wireless has a limited amount of connections. I was bumping into that limit, which caused the problem.

Glad it’s fixed and Wendy & I can once again be on computers at the same time!

RIP: Remus, kitten

This morning, we mourn the passing of sweet little kitten Remus.

At just 6 weeks old, he spent two of his last three days on this planet stuck in asphalt. Two guys found him and brought him to Wendy’s hospital, where he was worked on by hospital staff to try to get the thick, smelly tar off his coat and skin. They also gave him fluids and support medications. Wendy & I worked on him for about 5.5 hours, at the end of her workday. He lived through the night, but never turned the corner.

Last night, Wendy brought Remus home. I held him on my chest all evening to keep him warm. Sometimes, he was awake & alert, other times non-responsive. He meowed a few times and purred a little bit. I finally surrendered him to a heating-pad equipped box for the night. He was dead when we woke this morning. The toxins from the asphalt, the shock, and the overall stress did him in.

Poor little fighter. We are happy that he saw a home, even if only briefly.

RIP, Remus.