On friday, Long Island had this crazy freak-storm. It rained like a drunk taking a piss for a good 10 minutes, complete with Thunder and Lightning which took out the power in my neighborhood. If the power wasn’t enough it also took out 2 Tivos, 1 Cable box, a Network Switch, and of course, The ethernet port on my cablemodem. It’s completely sucked not having Internet access all weekend.
Panera Bread to the rescue!!!
Panera Bread is the only place that I know of that is a FREE Wi-Fi hotspot, so armed with my Orinoco Wifi card and High-gain antenna, I am able to park outside of the store and surf, read mail, etc… so here I sit. Entering even this blog. Hopefully I can swap my modem tomorrow morning, but if not, I have an apointment for a tech to come with a replacement on friday.