Monday, May 31, 2010

Bingo – A Brief Pause

Good morning and Happy Memorial Day!

We love computers, don’t we?  But only when they actually work!

Last Friday we came in and found that our computer system was being quite naughty.  We have laptops and desk computers, printers, and even a server, but without this little, itty, bitty box, none of it works.

When the lights are all on, this little machine makes everything work beautiful.  When the lights are out?  Nothing.  Nada.  Friday morning … Nothing.  Nada.  No lights.

A quick phone call to our computer tech guy confirmed it.  Mr. Linksys had passed on.  “No problem, we have another one at the office.”  By the time he stopped at a few other locations, got to the office and returned back to ours, it was past 5. 

Saturday morning all seemed to be working well, until our internet service provider called and said something was amiss with our IP address.  Apparently our address was crossed with another company causing their service to go out.  So until we could get our computer tech guy back out to fix our address, they were shutting off our little black box. 

So Mr. Techie should be back sometime today to hopefully get it all fixed (I’m “borrowing” an internet connection to post this.) 

In the meantime, Bingo needs to take a holiday as I have no way to get to all of our files to pick the words or the winners (all that information is sitting on the server.)

Hopefully we’ll be back tomorrow with Day Five!

Have a wonderful Memorial Day!

49 comments:

Nancy said...

So sorry for the trouble. I just assumed you were taking a well-deserved holiday... no problem..

Martina said...

It is really true. Computers are great, but when they not do work, then...Hope the problems can be solved soon.
Have a great day
Martina

Carin said...

Hope everything works well very soon. Have a beautiful day !

SheilaC said...

Computers..... gotta love 'em! :)

Hope you are back up and running soon!

SheilaC

Sherry said...

Compurters we all have a love hate relations with them.

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

Those little boxes sure can cause some big problems.

Hope you have been able to relax a bit this weekend even with all the computer troubles.

sapphirewishes said...

They cause so much stress! Take a deep breath, it'll work out.

Jayne said...

So glad that all can be fixed.

Becky said...

How stressful for you! Hope that all your computer ills are fixed soon. Have a great day! Will be here whenever things are up and running.

call me crazy said...

Oh that can be so aggravating! I hope your computer guy can get it all straightened out for you! Have a great day!

Pat said...

I'm just glad to hear it was the computer stuff that was ill and not one of you humans out there!!! We can wait...as long as we know you are all safe and well.

Maria said...

Grrrrrrrrrrr!!!! Machines and gadgets. It seems we cannot do without them.
Hope all is fixed soon.
thank you for letting us know.

Enjoy your hloiday

Briarside Lane said...

After your last posting, I figured something had "run amok." Sorry for all the troubles.

Have a wonderful day today... we can all pick up where you left off.

...Karen

Petra said...

So happy that you're back "in the air"!!
Happy Memorial Day,
groetjes,
Petra
petra.waals@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

We're all looking forward to Tuesday!

VickiT said...

I can sympathize with you about the frustrations of these wonderful and amazing things we've all learned to depend upon for so many things. Hubby is an IT guy himself by profession and he's still entirely frustrated by my desktop which went to the great beyond last November. Thankfully just two days prior to that desktop dying, we scored a great price on two Dell Studio laptops. Had it not been for that I'd still be sitting here pulling my hair out.

Good luck and hopefully all will be smooth sailing once guru guy returns tomorrow.

Mary U said...

Ah yes, I feel your pain our computer was out for a week with modem problems and such..Gotta love em.
Happy Memorial Day! Thank a vet today!

AnnieO said...

Whenever our servers at work are on the fritz and I ask our techie why it does that, he says "Because its a computer". Not very helpful but usually explains everything! Hope you get "patched" up very quickly :)

Karla said...

Wow I hate when that happens, so sorry for all the problems. Will look forward to tomorrow for new words.

Karla
kreinhart2147@hotmail.com

Julie in WA said...

Computers are a blessing and a curse, eh! I'm just glad you're still alive and kicking!

Micki said...

Computers are great, but when they act up, that is another thing. Hope it resolves soon!
Micki

Susan said...

Not a problem! Sometimes computers can be quite the pain . . . but I wouldn't want to live without mine! LOL

Edna said...

Just makes you realize how much we now depend on technology in our every day life. Think I'll go do some hand stitching for a while!!

SewCalGal said...

Sorry you are having problems. We've had a couple of Mr. Linksys die a fast and unexpected death too. Sure wish they'd give a bit of a warning. But sounds like you'll be back online soon. In the meantime, I hope you have a much needed time to relax and enjoy!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Laurie said...

Don't you just hate that? 'Looking forward to the return of Bingo!

^A^ngel said...

Don't worry ...enjoy the day off with your family ...and hope everything is up and running soon...

Hugs,

^A^ngel♥

Mrs. JP said...

Enjoy your holiday. We can all appreciate how it is. When it works, it's great and when it doesn't, oh well....
Have a blessed Memorial Day.

Sandy said...

Hope everything gets worked out for you. Happy Holiday!

Needled Mom said...

I am just happy to read that it really was the computer and not something else. Hope all gets fixed for you so you can be up and running again. Computers can be so frustrating and yet, what would we do without them?????

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Sorry about your computer issues. Happy Memorial Day to you.

barb's creations said...

Hope you're back up and running soon.Nothing worse than a computer that doesn't work :) Barb.

Joy said...

He he .... don't these new fangled things drive ya barmy LOL!!!
Take care and I hope you manage to get it all sorted ;o).
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Lee said...

love computers, hate computers it really is a strange relationship we have with them.

Robyn said...

Good luck with sorting it out :-)
..thanks for letting us know.

Darlene B said...

I think we all have a "love/hate" relationship with our computers. Hope all gets straightened out soon!

Lollydo said...

Blerg. Sorry for you, I really hate dealing with that type of problem. I just think things should work. Sending all the techie mojo I can :o)

Annie said...

Murphy's law! Technology has it's way of keeping us humble, doesn't it? Well, quilters are a patient bunch (except when it comes to waiting for our fabric in the mail!!) so work on getting your computer problem fixed and rest assured we will be looking forward to the next stage of the game!

Angels Watching Over Me said...

Wow, what a headache!

DeAnn said...

I was out of town on Friday. When I came back yesterday, my husband told me that we can't get internet on our computer...using the kids for a while. Hope your problems are in the past soon!

Darlene's Quilts and Stuff said...

I thought it was on my end. Glad you know the problem and will be back soon.
Darlene

Anonymous said...

I'm just happy to hear that you are okay people-wise. That's the important thing. Computers can be fixed or replaced.
Take care and God Bless
Carol
clw2004@comcast.net

Trisha said...

What a pain for you! We are patient, so don't worry about us. Funny how we can't live without computers now that we have them.

NanaKaren said...

Totally understandable. I don't know of a single computer owner who hasn't had problems. I love my computer but really hate it when it isn't being "good".

Anonymous said...

June 1st...no words for me! C'est la vie!
beckatha927@yahoo.com

Janice said...

I see the computer guy wasn't able to get things up and running yet. I really hate computers.

Damira said...

Send my regards to your computers and routers:) I'm sure they'll be OK soon. And don't worry, fortunately, these problems are solvable;)

Gail J said...

not sure if the computers are up and running yet,I guess they wanted a holiday too. Hope all is OK it's not fun having computer issues, I still have problems getting into the site to see words. I am sure it is human error.

Sinta Renee said...

Glad to see you got your glitch fixed!

Linda said...

Two today--good way to start the week!!
Linda
rbrock894@comcast.net