Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Making Tech Progress
The computer situation has improved. I took my old and new computers to work yesterday, and borrowed a cable from the tech office that allowed me to connect them. With some advice from the techies, I was able to transfer my iTunes content and some other files, without transferring everything -- thus avoiding burdening my new computer with old files I don't need.
I also borrowed a cable to connect our computer and television, proving that our faulty connection is due to our ratty old cable. Time to buy a new one of those.
And finally, I borrowed an ethernet cable that allowed me to test our home Internet connection speed. I ran two tests at different times, and both of them indicate a download speed of about 16.7 MB, which according to BT means: "Good News! Your download speed is close to your connection speed." (Our maximum connection speed is apparently 19.7 MB.)
All I know is, we tried to watch "Downton Abbey" last night and had to give up 1/3 of the way through because the video stream kept stopping. I'm going to call BT today and see if we can get a new router or an additional one to boost our signal.
Aren't our tech woes fascinating?!
My jet lag, meanwhile, has not improved. I was up until 2 a.m. again, meaning two consecutive nights of about four hours' sleep. This has gotta stop.
While lying awake, though, I found a blog by John Weir, a writer I've long admired. I read several of his pieces and enjoyed them. He doesn't seem to post very frequently, which is a shame.
(Photo: Street art by Thierry Noir near Tottenham Court Road.)