Ok, so 11 days isn’t THAT far apart…I was really meaning to update this weekend, but so much has been going on that I haven’t gotten around to it. We’ll begin at where the last post left off. Shall we?
WOOOOHOOOO!!!! We have furniture in the living room, other than a futon! I’m so excited, that I just can’t hide it ;). A nice comfy couch and chair really add to the room. However, they now dwarf everything else in it. We still need a coffee table, or something, but for the time being we’re using the ottoman as a table of some sort. It works half way decently, but a table would be nice. The table and chairs work nicely in the kitchen area. Instead of having the phone on the ground, it’s now on the table. It also gives us someplace to put our keys, wallet, etc.
The router is nice. Especially now that I figured out why it’s been dropping my wan connection every once in awhile. Turns out the network cable wasn’t plugged all the way in. Oh well 🙂 Other than the dropping of connections, it works great. It does everything I wanted it to do. Just need to manually assign the DNS servers to each machine, otherwise they can’t authenticate to my domain controller. With 3/4 machines, I can handle that. The wireless part is still somewhat open. I’m not running WEP, but I’m also not broadcasting my SSID and I have MAC filtering on. So far I haven’t seen any problems, but then again there weren’t any wireless networks around that I could connect to here either. Just need a bridge for my xbox and all is set.
Speaking of the xbox…I finally got my 200GB drive from Dell. Western Digital, 7200 RMP, 8MB cache drive. Not bad, especially after I get my rebates back. Total cost = $22.36. Can’t go wrong with that. Just need to mail those rebates in tomorrow. So, I’ve installed the drive in my xbox, and it’s purring away with a few extra games. I just wish there was a game out (other than Kotor) that I could just get sucked into. Hopefully when GTA:3 and GTA:VC get released that will be the case. I’m also really looking forward to is Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. The fighting sequences look awesome.
***UPDATE TO ABOVE*** Well, it seems as if my initial reaction of it just being the network cable were wrong. Sure enough, while I was writing this entry my internet went out. Needless to say, it’s been 24 hours and I haven’t heard back from US Robotics.
***UPDATE AGAIN*** Yes, it just went out again…somewhere between me checking the link to CTHD and US Robotics. I think I need to call…