There is something really odd going on with my internet connection. I will be cruising along, doing my thing, flipping between my real work and my recreational activities (of which there are too many!) and will start to think to myself, “OK, I better stop now to go pray/eat/shower/exercise/whatever.” And of course, you tell yourself to move, and it’s half an hour before you actually do so, right? So, for the past two months or so, this really bizarre thing will happen: I will think of getting up and going, and then 2 minutes later, my connection speed will drop to a frustrating 1.0 Mbps. Of course, you can’t surf to save your life at that speed! Or whatever program I am on will start moving really really really slowly. So, naturally, in complete irritation, and also acknowledging that I will get nothing further done until the other pressing need is seen to, I get up, do that task, come back, and speed/program is back to normal. Until something off-computer demands attention again.
Oh, this also happens when I am sewing something until 2 in the morning; if I am stuck on something and determined to get unstuck, all sorts of things start happening with the sewing machine: the thread knots up, the bobbin runs out way too soon (!), the machine will jam, etc. So then the only thing to do is either toss the machine out the window (not really an option!) or go to sleep. And then, like magic, the thing behaves itself the next day.
I don’t know whether to hate my computer for this, or to love it. I recognize it as a mixed blessing, coz on the one hand it really tests my patience to the max…and on the other hand, it helps me be more efficient.
Now that I have typed that out loud, I feel like I must be crazy or something. But, I swear, I am not nuts! I am not imagining this! This is totally for real! Anyone have anything similar happen to them?