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oof. [Dec. 22nd, 2002|10:10 am]
Chaz Meyers
Geez. The only reason why I'm awake is because I thought that it was like 11 or 12 or some crazy time like that. 10:00 is perfectly legal for sleeping.

Bah. Sooo tired. I suppose I shouldn't go back to bed, though, as I may or may not have work tomorrow. Meh. (Not 'meh' to having work, but 'meh' to not knowing what's going on with work.)

Why do I only remember unhappy dreams? Do I only dream unhappy dreams, or are those just the ones I remember in the morning. It hardly seems fair. I think I'm capable of some pretty happy dreams.

I probably should've went straight to sleep instead of fixing the parent's computer. Oh well. I still need to hook up mine so I have access to the rest of the world. (Read as: all of my phone numbers are on my computer.)

I wonder if we can hook up the 'rent's computer downstairs just by sticking a cable splitter on that cable line, or if it has to be through this one upstairs. My dad has gotten SO addicted to the internet it's kind of sick. I don't want him or my brother being able to come into my room all hours of the night. God, last break I was woken up half the time by my brother using the computer.

If the cable splitter thing doesn't work, I'm not sure if I can afford to kick their computer out of my room. The alternatives are buying either a wired or wireless router (I'm not sure how much they go for, I figure wireless is still pretty expensive at least) and run ethernet wire across the house and downstairs if it's wired, or buy and install wireless cards. From what I gather, at least. I'm not familiar with this stuff at all.

If I actually wake up (as opposed to sitting here with my eyes open typing whatever comes to my head) and find that the car is here, I was planning on renting Lord of the Rings and then going to see Two Towers with tomas350. (He had not seen the original, so I think renting the original first is paramount.)

<tangent> Anyone who watched Goldmember owes me $5. The late fees were definitely $25, which is a lot for a guy who only saw it twice! $5, on the other hand, is next to nothing. The only one who is exempt from this is Sr. Aymon, as I made a bit of a mess of his place Friday night. </tangent>

But, anyway, with the aforementioned plans two paragraphs above, if you're interested, let me know.

You are explicitly invited, so if you do not let us know, we will cry or do something similar. :)

You would be explicitly invited, but you are too far away for us to expect you to come. So, we'll cry anyway, but don't feel too bad about it. :)

Ok. My mind has already fallen back asleep, I think it's time for my body to do the same. Later, kids.

[User Picture]From: atroposmoirae
2002-12-22 10:25 am (UTC)
I assume you have cable modem? You can use a cable splitter to hook up a TV and a computer, but not to hook up two computers...at least not to my knowledge. You'd have to buy a router (or a hub if you have multiple IP's). :)
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[User Picture]From: cpm
2002-12-22 10:50 am (UTC)
Interesting. This is the setup we have here:

Cable initially comes in the basement. In the basement, it's split so we get cable TV in my room and in the livingroom downstairs.

In my room, it's split again so cable internet and cable TV are both in here.

Downstairs, it goes right into one of those cable boxes.

Is it possible to split it downstairs too like how it is in my room? I don't have a seperate cable modem, but they only run for about $40, according to Pricewatch.com. (probably closer to $60 retail)

The alternative would be buying a router (Pricewatch quotes around $10-20 for that) and a loooooong tacky ethernet wire, which is not only less than ideal, but will probably end up with a higher net cost.

Of course, there's always the wireless option, but that would involve installing wireless network cards and security headaches. Probably too many heachaches for one month.
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[User Picture]From: atroposmoirae
2002-12-23 12:17 pm (UTC)


Wow, that's an interesting setup there! :) I definitely agree that wireless might be a bit excessive if it's only for the next month...but you might be happy you made the effort the next time you're home for an extended period of time. :) As for the tacky Ethernet cable, it was a staple in every college apartment I'd ever been in...it's almost home-y to me at this point. :)
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