I am still having extreme trouble getting anything uploaded. I’ve tried the classic upload method on zippyshare a few times now with few results. What seems to be happening is that somewhere in the night my connection is timing out for a bit. Everything will be fine, I’ll be uploading, browsing, maybe even streaming video or torrenting then everything will crash. My modem or router or whatever has all those lights on it telling me things are connected. Usually they’ll start blinking slowly which indicates that somethings wrong (that happens whenever there is a bad storm which kills my connection.) My go-to fix is to unplug the power source for a minute, plug it back in and then it usually corrects itself. A few times I’ve had to disconnect the network cable that runs to my Apple Airport.
Again this happens in bad storms and sometimes randomly during the day, but for the past few weeks its happened every time I’ve stayed up late. It seems to happen whenever I’m using a lot of bandwidth such as uploading shows, torrenting, etc. Which makes me wonder if my IP isn’t doing something to slow me down/stop me outright.
I’m not at all an expert on these things and I’m going to stop right here with the details on whats happening. The end result is that I’m only able to upload anything at all about twice a week. All the other times it fails. This is extremely frustrating. DylanDave and others have been helpful in helping me trouble shoot and if you want to walk through it all step by step we can do that in the comments.
Mainly though I write this just to let everyone know why I’ve been so slow to post new stuff. I don’t see this getting fixed anytime soon and it may get annoying enough that I have to stop all together. For a time at least.
I mentioned in a comment a little while ago that we are likely to be moving again. My wife lost her job recently (she is a professor of French at university so she remains employed until the end of this semester.) I’ve been looking for something else but we live in an area where there just isn’t much available and what is will not come close to paying the bills. I have been offered a job back in my home town and unless a miracle happens over the next couple of months we’ll likely be moving there. This will actually be nice in all sorts of personal ways (closer to my family will be a large blessing) but also means that I’ll be getting decent internet. I will absolutely be making sure that we can get a good connection before signing any lease.
All of this is still up in the air a bit as something may come up and keep us here, and our near future is somewhat fuzzy, but most likely by the beginning of summer The Midnight Cafe will be back and running at full steam.
I hope that until then I can continue to post sporadically, whenever my stupid internet allows, and that maybe (fingers crossed) my current internet will get better. But if not we have the future to look forward to.
As always thanks to everyone who is always so supportive. You guys rock!