just checked some support sites, and the netcomm n600 doesn't support fttc. poop.

iinet replaced the TP-Link modem that was giving me trouble.

this morning, the replacement started doing the same thing.

i am reasonably certain it's not a problem with my machine or cable, because the router DOES work if you reset it a few times.

gonna call them again on monday and ask if i can use the old Netcomm N600 instead. they supplied that when i was on ADSL, and it worked.

feeling kind of embarrassed for TP-link at this point.


be me
new router connected to NBN
turn on computer in the morning, won't connect to anything
reset router, it works
next day same
post about it on TP-link support site
24 hours later, suggested fix
(set DHCP lease renewal to "Permanent)"
looks like it's working

so, NBN now. that was remarkably painless - my ISP sent out a router/modem with my personal information already entered into it, including the account password. not sure if that's a good idea.

Axle Rubix from Karmapirates' "Dynamo" looks a lot like Mike.

what's up with that?

I can’t tell you how damn fucking funny this is

I’m in a library and this is

How they feel about it

Game of Thrones (non specific) 

me: wow, i feel like garbage. headache, sore eyes, dizziness -

brain: you had a flu booster shot literally half an hour ago.

me: when were you going to tell me?


i might give mastodon a rest for a few weeks, or at least until people shut up about the god damned Sonic film.

my idea: like Fantales, except instead of the lives of movie stars you get examples of command-line options for ffmpeg.

>see Libreoffice is on mastodon
>resist the urge to ask them if it can apply styles to anything smaller than a paragraph yet

somebody hold my hand, i just swore in a Slashdot post and i don't know what they're going to do about it.

Went to the RTA this morning to transfer ownership of a vehicle.. got there at about 11:30, and, my god, we were there for...

... about TEN MINUTES. they were quick, efficient and courteous. haha!

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