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Before we indulge you in tales of the prime epic adventures of our lives, we would like to inform you of a few things.
Firstly, who are we? We are Crazed and Zara. We're two friends who are too lazy to manage our own, separate blogs, so we combined them. Due to this lethargy, we choose a cute, creative little name for our site.
So, now you know about us, but who are we? Well, that's a question that involves a bit of a story.
Contemporary historians place the merger of our two consciousnesses at around 2000 B.C. (or BCE, depending on how politically correct you are). Representations of this unification can be seen by reference in the many circles of ancient civilization, and by manifestations in nature.
Additionally, did you know the Golden Ratio, which some people claim is the key to all life, actually is the irrational fraction of the sum of our heights over the difference of our weights? It's true. Look it up. What measurement system, you ask? What a stupid question.
Other interpretations include possibly when the Angles met the Saxons or when MSN Messenger was created. One of these probably hits it a little closer to the mark. But, whatever. We're digressing.
The two minds, although seemingly one, would not work together and instead scribbled what they wanted to on their ancient tablets. One day, however, the two minds realized that if they worked together they could nearly do the work of one normal, dedicated blogger.
And with that thought, Indolents was born.
So, now that you know who we are and who we are, you must understand what we do. Which, to be frank, isn't much. The last real updates on our old blogs should tell you that much. But again, we're sidetracking.
The point is, we plan to bring you the latest and greatest of... well, we don't know yet, but we'll bring it to you. Expect topics in Technology, Culture, Society, Games, the Internet and most importantly, our lives. And that's not even Double Jeopardy.
It's 7:00 AM. I can't sleep, and I'm posting here. Why? I have no idea. I guess it's because I have nothing else to do this early in the morning.
I want to sleep, I really do, but it's too late to start now. If I go ahead and catch some Zs now, I risk sleeping well through noon, but if I don't sleep, I'll remain tired. However, I should be able to fend off my tiredness if I keep busy. Unfortunately, as I mentioned, keeping oneself busy at 7:00 AM is easier said than done.
Oh well, at least I killed a few minutes with this post. Back to being bored.
For those of you that know, my internet - nay, my entire phone service - was wonky for the past two weeks or so.
We all know what caused my problems last time...
But this time, it wasn't that!
It all started about a month back when we merged our dedicated DSL/fax line into our voice line. We'd gotten the second line ages ago for the days when we still had AOL. It was just a vestigial... vestige of the horror of America Online, so we got rid of it.
Now, hitherto we'd installed no filters anywhere on the Line 1 phones (because we never needed to). I was a fool and gave all of the filters supplied by my DSL installation kit to friends, because I thought they were cheap. Well, sl+filter&kwsl+filter&parentPage=search">they're not. Sure, they were cheaper on Amazon, but the shipping still brought the price up to about $10 USD.
We managed to get some filters from a friend and we dug up a few others. So, the DSL was able to cooperate with the phones. However, there was one thing
So I filtered that, and things were ok - for awhile. But then, about three weeks ago, there started to be some other strange problems. The line-answered lights on our phones were blinking, and when we'd pick up the phones we'd hear a brief digital ticking (which we assumed was the modem). Then the internet would cut out.
In the last two weeks it got really bad. I couldn't stay on the internet for more than a few minutes. The phones themselves actually cut out, sometimes for hours at a time. The evil ticking sound was still there.
First my dad and I rewired the phone punchblock downstairs and filtered the entire house instead of spending $50 for new filters for each phone, then ran a physical line from the modem to the phone block. But, that didn't solve the phone issues, though the random cutouts got better (hence why I was able to get online for a few minutes a few nights this week). This was mysterious, because the digital ticking sound was still there; it could not have been the modem.
Then, Verizon was out today and apparently replaced some wire on the back pole, but it still didn't work. Scratchy and oft-disconnected phones, mysterious beeping lights, and the strange, digital beeping noise.
However, we talked to Verizon again today and they told us something that we'd forgotten: our new, merged line featured computerized voicemail. Apparently, the ticking sound was the voicemail alerting us to new messages, as were the blinking lights.
Naturally, this diagnosis did make sense, but it still didn't explain the disconnects and the scratchy phones. So I went in and cleared out the 16 voicemails that had built up over the past three weeks of outages. Then the lights and sounds ceased, including the scratchy noise.
So, as of the last thirty minutes before this post, the phones and internet are working again. Everything makes sense to me aside from the scratchy phone and disconnects. I suppose it could have been the new wire the technician put on the phone poll, but those sounds persisted even after he left.
I'm back now, and apologies to everyone who has been waiting on me or suffering withdrawal for the last week.
It is April 21st, and this is the view from my window.
Global Warming, my ass.
Wait, what? I've got a webcomic? Actually, yeah, I do, though you've probably never heard of it. It was posted on the forums on Giant in the Playground Games at first, and eventually grew enough that I decided to move it to it's own site, which is located not far from this little place.
So what's this Anti-Heroes thing about? Well, it's a comic done in the same style as Rich Burlew's Order of the Stick, but with a completely different setting and all new characters. It gained quite a following over at Rich's forums, and I'm hoping to get more fans now that I'm on my own site, but as I said there, only time will tell.
I hate the world.