I spent quite a bit of time yesterday morning with my internet provider advanced help person. I knew what the problem was from my experience with the "Level 1" help person "Brian" in India. However, since everything tried didn't work and I went ahead and bought a new network (ethernet) cable (suggested by an English speaking tech of "Level 2" and which also didn't fix the problem), I called back yesterday and a different person of "Level 2" (who spoke English clearly) had me run some other tests which showed that the modem is the problem. I could have told them that. I'll be getting a new one sometime next week. In the meantime I just have to be patient with the one I have and hope it doesn't crap out on me in the middle of a post or something. So if y'all don't hear from me in the next few days, you'll know why. It certainly isn't because I don't like you.
In the meantime, y'all have a splendiforous day and explain this: i before e except after c.....weird?