It’s not been a good week…

Posted on 29 January 2010. Filed under: Rant and Rave Time | Tags: , , , |

It’s not been a good week for me. Either I was suffering from a migraine (not terribly bad pain just the side effects and after effects were gross) or I’ve been doing things with my youngest trying to get her paperwork sorted and support her in enrolling for university or I’ve had no wifi connection. This week has illustrated why I work from home. I don’t get migraines very often any more and I’d quite forgotten how to deal with them and how to deal with the postdrome so as to get as much done as possible. I’m not actually here to complain about the migraine, they happen and I just get over them and get on with life while reminding myself they used to be much worse. I recall (without any fondness whatsoever) the times when I would have a migraine for three weeks in a row before it finally went and I’d have a week to recover from it before my hormones started up again and the pain would start again. Monday’s migraine was nothing in comparison.

What I meant to write about and get really upset about was my wifi connection as that is much more germane to working from home. I’ve mentioned in previous blogs that I work in the dining room and I may have mentioned I have a laptop. Well, the modem is at the other end of the house and sometimes the wifi connection is just not good. Yesterday illustrated this entirely. I admit I was out most of the day what with one thing and another and I didn’t actually care about working last night as I was just too tired but I did try to get online so I could write a blog, check Twitter and do some other stuff but it wasn’t to be. In the few hours I was home from the time I got up in the morning to the time I went to bed at night I only managed to get a few minutes online, the wifi connection was so bad yesterday it would only connect for about 10 minutes during that whole time. I had to turn the modem off (yes, and back on again) this morning to get a connection. Thank goodness yesterday is gone and it’s back to normality today.

Having complained about all of that I fully understand there are people with worse health than me who manage to just keep going and I would like to take this opportunity to salute them with a quote “You’re a better man than me, Gungadin.” I also know there are people out there trying to run online businesses with a dialup connection, something I had to do for a few days when our modem stopped working and I just want to say – I feel your pain.

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Website updates

Posted on 17 November 2009. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , |

Well, things are certainly a lot better now. The website problems seem to have resolved themselves very nicely and I’m able to upload books. I’ve managed to solve the problem of the banner and it is now clickable so it takes you back to the home page and I’ve also solved some search engine problems so that the urls now have the title of the book and name of the author in them. The problem now is with the wifi. It’s just not consistent and today I’ve had five minutes of internet access interspersed with half an hour of non-internet access. I’ve partially solved this problem by typing up my books and getting everything ready offline ready to be quickly pasted into the listing in the five minutes I have online before the wifi decides it doesn’t want to work. It’s unwieldly and I can’t research prices until I get back online, but it does work and I’m getting books listed a few at a time.

Today, in the few minutes of internet access I had I’ve managed to list a couple of fabulous autobiographies: Journey From Venice by Ruth Cracknell and Cleared For Take-Off by Dirk Bogarde. I’ve also listed a couple of cookbooks and a literary classic: Three Men In a Boat by Jerome K Jerome.

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