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    Go Mighty Cougars!  echo $newRAM;
    added Sat February 05 2005 at 9:12 PM
    One of the nice things about living out here in Connecticut is that everything's so close -- even if it's in another state. BYU's volleyball team was playing at a tournament in Springfield, Massachusetts this weekend. Last night, we cheered them on to victory against the Ball State University Cardinals. Unfortunately, this evening we watched them lose their victory after the Penn State Nitanny Lions (what is a Nitanny Lion?) came back from a 2-0 shortcoming to win the match.

    The good part was neither the victory nor the loss (although the victory was sweet-tasting, the loss rather disappointing), but the opportunity to attend a game as far away as Massachusetts. The one this evening was a kind of a last minute decision, even. We didn't leave until the match had already started, and we arrived in time to watch the second game go to the Cougars.

    Last weekend, we were in Upstate New York for a Young Single Adult conference in Ithaca.Tonite, though, I'm in Connecticut. Next weekend, who knows?

    Internet Again  echo $newRAM;
    added Sat February 05 2005 at 9:34 PM
    On Tuesday, the Comcast guy finally came and installed my internet. Last night, I finally got the wireless router set up so that I can be online at the same time as Eric. I was very careful as I set it up, and (assuming that everything's working like it should), I have at least two layers of security on the wireless connection. I have to manually add any MAC adresses that want access to the network, and I have a 128-bit encryption on the wireless. Granted, it's probably not enough to keep out a real hacker, but I'm not too worried about a real hacker trying to get on my network.

    I even tested the feature that allows only listed MAC addresses. I added Eric's computer to the list, and then I wanted to change the name listed on my computer. I tried to click edit, and couldn't figure out how to edit it. I decided that it would be no problem to delete the old listing and re-add myself. Unfortunately, to add my name to the list, I needed to have access to the router (a minor oversite on my part). Luckily, I had Eric's computer already allowed, but the stunt cost me another 15 minutes in an already painstakingly long process of restarting the computer, restarting the modem, restarting the computer, and restarting the router.

    So right now, I'm watching 24 and about to go to sleep on the living room couch (I've got a killer cough). It sure is nice to be back online.