Thursday, September 27, 2007

Yet Another Facet of Murphy's Law 1

I have been doing this thing for years now, where I come across with another facet of Murphy's Law every day, and I think it's about time I shared it with the world. I will try to post on a daily basis the new facet I discover, so you can all share in my agony. This is something that happens to me all the time, I don't even have to try to come up with these, so in the spirit, here's the first one.


The moment, or in the moments shortly after, setting up, customizing, and populating a web site with content on your personal internet link and receiving traffic, your connection will stop working.

This one is really horrible. This is exactly what happened to me with my previous site. I set up my box at home with a full LAMP server on Ubuntu Linux 7.04, got it all up and running, had a few people look at it and got my first comment, and then the next day my link stopped working. In that particular case I was running a wireless link to my ISP from the roof of my building, and it had been working great all winter. However, summer started and the leaves grew out on the trees, and behold, no more net! This tortured me to no end, as I'm a complete and utter internet junkie and require a connection to survive, but since I get my internet free as a founding member of my ISP, I'm on the very bottom of the priority list to get it fixed. So 3 months later, I finally got a 2.4GHz link put up, which was working great, until I turned my server back on.... (yeah I know, don't I ever learn?) Shortly after which, the unit powering the link decided to stop working. It didn't die. It didn't give any indication it wasn't working. It just stopped being able to contact any other computer on the net. That was last month :P We'll see how long it takes for them to get around to doing something about it this time...

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