Archives for August 24, 2008

I’m not dead yet

An update.

My DSL woes continue, though the AT&T people are really trying to figure it out.  One fellow in particular has made it his challenge to fix it, which is great, except as it’s an intermittent problem nobody knows what to fix.

Through a series of fiddles we’ve discovered that if my speed is limited to about 540 down it’ll stay connected, which is nice, but is less than half what worked 3 weeks ago.  We finally thought to ask today and the next door neighbors are having the same problems, too, so now maybe we can get them to look outside the house (where the one phone plugged into a jack now has 2 dsl filters on it).

I am researching other alternatives, but really hope we can find the problem and get my very cheap DSL fixed and not have to return to the really terrific but expensive wireless internet.

In other news, we’re gearing up for the arrival of an EMR in our ED, complete with CPOE in the ED right from the start; it’s described as being like starting a new job: you know what to do but you have to learn how it’s done here.

Back soon.