I'm still having major issues with my PC connections.
AOL sent a guy out to check out the problem, and he pronounced my one-month-old modem "fried." So he gave me a new one. At least I can get my e-mail, and I can lurk on blogs consistently. However, if a site has the word verification feature, I can rarely get through it to post a comment. Then again, once in a while, I can slip through.
It's sort of like talking to someone who is hard of hearing. I'll write a long comment. Try to publish it. Like that. Nope, it won't take. Then I'll try to remember what-the-heck-it-was-that-I-thought-was-worth-saying, and I type that and try to publish it. NO. Hrmpf SSOOOooooo, I type one line, and try again. SH*T no. Then I give up. Too dumb to give up sooner.
If you've ever had a relative who was hard of hearing, it's the same way. You tell them something fairly complicated. They say, "I didn't hear that." Or more likely just, "huh?" Then you tell them again, with less detail. And they still don't hear you. So you keep whittling it down until you are not really telling them anything much, like, "It's gone now!" Maybe you were originally telling them to come look at the elephant walking down your street, pulling a houseboat with a monkey and a baboon wearing a purple hat and a red tuxedo and blowing soap bubbles on the roof of the house part. But all the hard-of-hearing person gets is, "Never mind."
But, you know, that's okay. I can READ everyone's blog, and that's the good part. You guys.