Yesterday's writing day was pretty much a flop.
I was tired. I worked from about 6 AM to about 1;30, then walked for coffee and writing. I polished, then posted, trying to sort myself. By then I felt tired. I trudged the short way home.
My work computer was still on. I had things yet to do at work. But the rule seems to be, for every problem solved, three more are added. Nothing is solved easily or quickly. We're dependent on people working on other states, time zones, and counties. Out of office messsages tell me they're on vacation. Nothing was going to be resolved, and sometimes, no matter what we plan, new problems arise and wipe out our plans and solutions. Besides all of that, I was tired.
I shut down the work computer.
But I was still to write. I needed to do yardwork. Are we going to that political meeting at 3 on Sunday, my wife wanted to know? My cats clambered onto my lap and desk.
Move, I told the cats. I don't know, I told the wife. I'm taking a nap.
I napped for an hour. I rose at 4:45, feeling better. My wife had some issues, she told me when I got up, and needed my help. I fed the cats and asked my wife, what help do you need? Hang a picture. Lower guest room blinds that some to be stuck. Show me how to scan.
One and two were quickly done. Three, scanning, is not hard. But she announced that she wasn't on our network. Why not? I checked out the network. She was right; she was disconnected. Odd, but no problem, I'll just add her back in.
Six hours later, I was still trying to add her back in.
Why won't her MacBook Pro connect to the secure router that it has been using for over a year? There is an answer but it's yet to be found. I checked every path, setting and update, ran her keychain first aid, removed and added all networks that it saw, rebooted her system several times, rebooted our systems several times, did SMC fixes, IPV6 settings, renewed DHPC leases, and other fixes that some gave some people success. Reading, the problem with the MBP Airport connections has roots back in 2007. No one has ever found an effect and permanent solution.
Some Mac folks suggested it was the router. But like many others, I wondered, why would everything else stay connected and connect without issue if it's the router, especially if the router hasn't been moved and no recent updates had been applied to the router or computer?
Some suggested maybe it's the Airport's antenna but the wife's MBP connected easily with other non-secure networks that I saw in the area.
I stopped at 11:15. Now I wanted to write but now I was tired again. To bed, to bed...
The Writer was dismayed but kept his disappointment to himself. I really respect him for that.
Causes Michael Seidel Supports
Kiva, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Propublica.org, Doctors Without Borders, GreaterGood.com