Bloody pesky PC! I’ve been without an internet connection for the best part of two days and I couldn’t figure out why. The wireless connection said it was connected and the signal was good, but it was still no go.
There has been much frabbing about switching things off and on, checking settings etc and it turned out that all I had to do was unplug the power lead from the modem and plug it back in again rather than just unplugging it at the mains as I had been doing.
If only I’d read the bloody instructions properly, but then that’s me — “manuals are for wimps.”
This trait is probably borne out by one of those personality typing questionnaires that has been doing the rounds at our place. It categorises people as lions, monkeys, elephants or dolphins. Unsurprisingly I came down in the monkey camp as did the two people I share an office with, which explains the noise and chatter, not to mention the smell.
If you want to try it yourself, I’ve posted it as a PDF here.