Lynn Gold (figmo) wrote,
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Internet feed fixed and more good news

Last night I set up tethering on my iPhone so I could get work done while I had to wait for the guy from Comcast to fix things. It was faster and more reliable than Google's free wifi. It's also expensive, so I will see about canceling it when I'm sure I won't need it.

The Comcast repair guy showed up a little after 2pm; apparently someone doing the dispatching decided I wasn't there and had told him not to come for my noon-2pm time slot, but this got resolved when I called at 1:55pm going "Where's my technician?"

As required, he had to check all my in-house connectors and then the feed coming into the house. As I had already figured out, there was no Internet signal coming in. I don't know how he figured it out, but three houses down someone had put a hardware filter on the line that blocked the Internet signal. He of course removed it, and my Internet service came back. What neither of us could figure out is why someone put a filter on the main feed rather than the feed going to the house that wasn't supposed to get Internet access.

Before that I had a follow-up appointment with my gynecologist. My fibroids have not grown; if anything, they may be shrinking slightly. This is very good. The best part is it counter-indicates surgery(!!!!!).

Even cooler, remember how I went for genetic counseling? Well, it turns out that there's going to be some kind of study done by El Camino Hospital and a startup where they're going to do free testing of DNA of 25 people who have high-risk family histories -- and I'm at the top of the list to be tested!
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