From Pine View Farm

Disconnected 7

Back after three days and two nights of little or no connectivity. The network connection in the hotel room was broken–it didn’t work with two different computers and two different ethernet cables.

The cellphone also did not connect from the hotel. Service at the same spot has been excellent in the past and there were strong signals a few miles up or down the road, so, on the way back, I called the carrier to notify them that it looked like one of their towers was on strike. They were shocked when I said I didn’t want a refund or something “done for” me.

There was wireless in the lobby. Because of the nature of the business I was conducting, I decided that that would be enough for now.

But now I’m back.



  1. ray k.

    August 4, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    Just spent 2 and a half blissful months diconnected from the internet Frank and loved ever second. This medium is filled with empty headed opinions that will make your head spin. People need to log off and start reading books on important topics such as alternative energy, health care and the economy.

  2. Frank

    August 4, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    But the circus is such fun!  The noise, the clowns, the elephant–er–bowling balls.

    Mostly the elephant bowling balls.

    Lots of bowling balls.

  3. ray k.

    August 4, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    it is no surprise that the knuckleheads among us are dragging us back to the middle ages. This misinformation highway as become a clubhouse for morons, a camp gound for knuckleheads and the place where the entire Jerry Springer show goes to test their mental dexterity. I,m trying to laugh but all I can do is sob.

  4. Frank

    August 4, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    The truly sad part is that otherwise intelligent parties believe the lies.

    It can be only because they want to.

  5. ray k.

    August 4, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    My favorite Jefferson quote; If a nation expects to be ignorent and free’ it expects what never was and never will be.

  6. Evelyn Ahmed

    December 1, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    ehternet cables are still the ones that i use for my home networking applications :`,

  7. Frank

    December 1, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    I am always happy to find that a hotel room is wired.

    I prefer wires.  I wired my old house.  In the place I’m in now, getting through the walls is much more challenging and wireless is a nice fallback.

    But anything can break, even wires.