Rewired 2

We got a new internet service provider recently. This was a big deal for us. There aren’t a lot of choices where we live. And once the change is made there’s a web of relationships maintained by email addresses that need to be altered. Good luck if you haven’t kept track of passwords that allow you to notify accounts.

A friend of ours was going to move recently, then changed her mind. One reason? The hassle of changing her internet service and waiting a couple of weeks to get the new hook-up. Some of us are pretty dependent on the internet. Blogging…Skype…email…shopping…smart phone wifi…travel…Netflix…research…social media…

We had to make the change. I’ll try to be diplomatic about it. Our previous internet service provider powered our service with a hamster running on a small wheel. The hamster was slowly dying. We had to put it out of its misery. Above is the new radio that powers our connection to the wider world. It’s a beautiful thing.

Message to City Daily Photo bloggers: The photo challenge for February 1st is If you had to leave forever the city from which you usually post, what would you miss most?

11 thoughts on “Rewired”

    1. Ron, our new provider is Nikola. It’s line-of-sight wifi that works well due to its proximity to our house.

  1. I guess it didn’t work; I was trying (in several different ways) to post a photo of a robot with my comments. Your sleek new internet photo reminded me of a robot. Guess you will have to name it and hope that you get good service from your new friend!

    1. William, do you mean tech support for computer problems? If so, there are a variety of options – private consultants, Office Depot, and such.

  2. I agree about moving being a huge challenge in so many ways. But I’ve not seen this kind of “radio” ever and am really curious about it. I’m glad that you got a ISP that will work for you. We’re very pleased with our DirectTV and CenturyLink setup. Back in Stone Creek we had the kind of provider you had to put out of its misery.

  3. I love my internet – it is useful for business and pleasure – and shopping for sure. When it becomes hard for one to get around easily the internet shopping is a life saver. Life has changed a lot since the internet came into being – but I’ve heard stories about when the typewriter was first introduced – men said that women would become hunched over old crones with fingers permanently bent into claws and they would be unable to walk upright. Of course you didn’t see men offering to take the risk themselves – and low and behold – women learned to type and maintain their dignity and upright position without turning into wizened old witches. Again – I love the internet!!

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