We live in the country. We are grateful when we have internet access. We are happy when we have television reception. We are happy when we have electrical service. We don’t take anything for granted.
Diane: I use computer applications. I am not really sure how they work. Steve configures them and they just work.
Steve: I do the network administration. I set up the routers. I reboot the network access points and reload the DNS (domain naming service, the thing that makes www.mompoppow.com work when you type it in your browser.
Problem: When we have rain or when we go away for a few days, the electronics, specifically the internet, does not work in our house until Steve works his magic. Many people who know Steve would agree with me that it is magic. I, Diane, turn on the switch thingy and it does not work. Steve comes along and does the exact same thing and it works. Wouldn’t you call that magic. (When it does not work, we call it a PITA). Even the MiFi refused to work today. Electronically speaking, it was not a good day.
With a little patience, Steve will have everything humming again and all will be well again.