It’s been a long time trying to parse the machinations of my latest snafu with my media uploading but some nice folks have offered help in an area (computers) that I am sorely lacking in. The upshot seems to be with my satellite dish internet provider.
I live in rural NY. If I don’t use a satellite dish, I would only have dial up service as an option. So the dish is better than dial up, but only marginally so is some instances.
This week thanks to Jeremy at the WordPress help line I’ve learned how to run tracer routes which show how far/much a signal travels before connecting with the servers at WP. My tracer routes look a bit like a pin ball game…I watched as they ran across the country, to Denver and Chicago and back again….or worse, timed out. This is not helpful.
I’ve also learned (a might late) that Hughesnet has a notoriously bad reputation for customer service. I’m not shocked. When you (Hughes) is the only company in any area, as is the case for us, much of what would not stand in a truly open market becomes the norm.
Does that mean I need to give up my blog? Why did this change? When I began the blog I did not have these issues. Answer 1- not necessarily giving up the blog, but may need to scale way back on pictures, a very big drag.
Answer 2- I don’t know what changed. I’ve not been able to be in touch with an actual human at Hughesnet, and given some of the horrible thing I’ve read on their forums, I don’t have a lot of hope there.
It’s a funny thing, some day I will move from here and likely have real broadband. At that point though I will no longer be on the homestead though, so there you have it.
Since the problems arrived on a mythic wind, I hold some small hope that they will just as mysteriously drift off into nothingness….Oh hell, I’d even be happy if it tacked on down the way taking big broad zigs and zags.
I do appreciate all your positive input and good suggestions as well as kind thoughts regarding not wanting to miss this little blog. The one thing I take from it all is that life is not static…nor is a blog. It is ever changing and morphing into the thing that it will become and moving away from the thing it was. Knowing that the changes will in fact arrive has given me the opportunity to embrace fully each knot in the rope without squeezing so tightly that my hands go numb, or slacking up so much the sails luff in the wind…