Monday, March 30, 2009

Computer woes

The desktop PC went flaky on Saturday.  We had a power failure.  I had to reset the power strip.  And even then it didn't want to turn on.  Finally it did.  But things weren't quite right.

Lately, our ISP (Charter Communications) has been goofy.  The cable TV works well.  But it appears that the DNS isn't working correctly for Charter.  This was confirmed to me by one of my coworkers today.

After spending a half hour on the phone with Charter's tech support, and getting nowhere, I did some searching on my own.  It seems that OpenDNS could be an answer for us.

Use OpenDNS

They not only do the right thing with regards to Domain Name Service, they also allow you to filter content and perform customization for your network.

That's all for now. I'm back to getting the router going.

1 comment:

Steve said...

OpenDNS is good. I use it at home - not loaded into the router, but on the individual PCs.

And in catching up - how many burgers per gallon does that thing make?

Haven't caught Life on Mars. Heard other good reviews of it. Interesting in limiting it to a single season - they don't have to create long story arcs. They know they can leave unresolved questions. They can show off and pull out all the stops. Sounds like it would have been a fun series to work on.

Sympathies re: the missing paperwork. I can relate.

And you went to New York? Who'd'a thunk?

And my verification word is marke. So close, yet so far . . .