Day 2 of the House Without Internet

Stupid cat. Once again, its wanton destruction of our router leaves me throttled, my rhythm thrown off completely. Shortly, I’ll be immersing myself in a long day of work, but this evening, my wife and I are heading off to the exotic fleshpots and glittering wildness of the Big City, and there I shall capture myself a new router, and after this weekend I’ll be back in my groove.

Comments

  1. Lofty says

    Silly humans, putting routers where kittys can send them flying. Rest assured though, after a couple of years kitty will become middle aged and nothing short of a broom will shift it off the nth replacement router.
    Remember to shop for double sided tape too.

  2. Blueaussi says

    Be glad the kitty takes out her issues with your computer directly. At my house, The PeePee Avenger’s retribution is sometimes not discovered in time for an easy clean up.

  3. OptimalCynic says

    My partner flopped down on the bed for a welcome nap the other day. Or should I say sploshed down… Damn cats.

  4. says

    We had a few days without wired net at our stronghold here, a few months back now. Were transitioning from cable to DSL* through one of those third party/mid-sized reseller ISPs, getting away from the eeevil cable provider up here (yes, they really, really are), and because there was also a vacation in the middle of the whole thing, things got a bit messy.

    I wound up moving some patch cables around, hooking up a linux laptop to a phone on USB tether so the whole place could get out through that on 3G. Not real practical for video, but otherwise acceptable, and better than being dead in the water entirely. It’s a little like being without power or hot water… You keep thinking, oh, I’ll just turn on the tap/turn on the light, and then realizing oh, right… In this case it’s like: need that phone number/need that address/need directions/what hours is that business open, and you think you’re just gonna ask the net, and then you realize: oh, right.

    (*/Yes, people still use DSL. Older neighbourhoods like this one, fibre is still a no go, and cable up here is frequently… icky. I switched in part because the cable’s reliability had become truly pathetic, and seriously, the DSL is kicking the cable’s butt that way and in total bandwidth and in upstream so far, and I do mean by miles. You get what you pay for both ways, all the time, it hasn’t dropped out yet, and since I actually use my upstream for work, the 10 Mbps up is way better than the piddling 0.3 the cable would frequently drop to.)

  5. Ogvorbis: Apologies Available for All! says

    PZed, cats are very good for blood pressure, stress, anxiety, stress, blood pressure and stress. They simplify life — no wireless router, no keyboard, the vacuum cleaner is clogged — and help you relax. For many people, cats reduce blood pressure, stress and anxiety.

    Of course, for others, they increase blood pressure, stress and anxiety. Those are the non-cat people.

  6. latsot says

    A broken router is the only acceptable reason to go to Starbucks. Free wifi almost negates the fact that they are evil. Starbucks, not cats. Although I’m not saying cats aren’t evil.

  7. madtom1999 says

    Whatever makes you think getting a new router will work? You do realise the cat has gone through your paperwork and chewed up the connection details.
    Cats are not luddites – cats need to ignore – if you have the internet you will not be paying them enough attention and there raison d’etre will be nullified… and that means trouble,

  8. blf says

    What do you mean, 2 days ?

    The kitten destroyed yer router 9 years ago, back in the era of USAlienstan’s last President (that Muslim atheist from Kenya, can’t recall his name now), back when the NSA allowed you to use the Intertubes without a license, back when some confused people thought that perhaps females were human (or, even more surprising and absurd, not chattel), and before AGW was disproven by a decree from The Centres For Approved Science (called, back then, Teh Distrusty Institute).

    Yer as bad as The Doctor !

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  10. Callinectes says

    Morris correspondent PZ Myers reporting on the second day of the Internet Shutdown.

    Or as it is also known: Shutstorm 2: The Second One.

  11. Markita Lynda—threadrupt says

    That’s what coffee shops are for! And why is Starbucks evil? They have benefits and a stock plan for employees, besides wanting to make the perfect coffee.

  12. Sili says

    My Dummkatz did use to enjoy cables a lot. I’ve several expensive headphones to his need for attention. And a phone charger.

  13. geekgirlsrule says

    Cayenne pepper sprinkled or rubbed on cables might help. First check to make sure cat does not LIKE cayenne pepper. I’ve had a few who did. In fact I have one who LOVES tabasco sauce, also whiskey and cigarettes.

  14. JohnnieCanuck says

    Has the cat ever slipped a little and spoken with a Chicago accent? I think it may be taking orders from a certain ceiling cat.

  15. frankb says

    Luckily my miniture black panther is not into chewing things other than the tips of people’s noses who are lying in bed.

  16. says

    You are getting so much bad advice here.

    What you need to do is work on convincing yourself that you WANT the cat to destroy the router. Work on it every day until there is nothing you want more than for the cat to obliterate your internet connection.

    The cat will never go near it again.