I booted up my home computer this morning for my ritual of self-abuse. However, from when I started the computer to when I went to sit down and load up pinkworld, Microsoft had cheekily decided to install an update without asking me and then restarted my computer.
Now, this might not be the problem, but it's the only thing that has changed since last night when my internet was fine.
Anyway, the computer restarted and everything seemed fine, however, upon launching firefox it would not connect to any web pages. (not even google which is generally a good one to try to see if there are serious problems).
So, I thought maybe it was a browser problem, so tried Opera and again it wouldn't connect to anything.
So, obviously I assumed it was an ISP problem, as even though the Internet light was on on the router, it could have been lying to me. So, I opened up a DOS prompt and did a tracert to www.google.com and www.hotmail.com, both of which resolved fine.
So, this means that the computer is connected to the internet, however it won't load anything in a browser. (I also tried to open something in telnet but that wouldn't work either).
My office has been offline for two days, and in the middle of book fair appointment fun times when everything I do is done by email, because of motherfucking Zonealarm. It changed all our settings, with no warning, and left us all relying one on Blackberry for four email accounts. This week has been NO FUN.
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