High jacked ISP + laptop demise = the last round-up technically

This story is true.  My internet connection was high jacked. DNS went to a Russian ISP.  Simultaneously my trusty laptop  gave up.  In the midst of this boondoggle, the phone company sold me some new plan with more megabits. That was my problem according to them. (Well, no. That is not what happened. Grrrrr.)

My ISP provider found the problem on day two. Thank you Andrew & Jordan of iphouse.com.

It could only happen this way. They had me FireWire into the modem and find the numbers which confirmed the russian  DNS and sure enough they pronounced that my wifi was in Russia!  ( I can’t make this up!)

oh and then my laptop kept switching off. good grief. Andrew and Jordan sent me to Chip Heads with some notes and the sinking laptop.


1. Replace laptop – done

2. Hope all stuff transfers – done

3. Reluctantly consent to recycle laptop and drive a nail through the hard drive. Gak. Laptop-cide RIP.🌾

4. Have a great day.

Lessons learned: be careful what you click on…those little pop ups …

Never do a hard shutdown when machine locks up.

5. Tomorrow do battle with phone people.

And these were the high points of the story.🍎

It’s finally warm here😎

About kunstkitchen

Visual artist and writer hunting words, languages, visions, and insight in my kitchen - connecting Art (Kunst) and culture and slow food cooking. Credits: Do not own a microwave oven and never have. Do not own a food processor. Chopped veggies in a Zen monastery for a weekend. (Seriously) Classically trained artist. Paint and draw with traditional materials. Live in the Northland where it's six months of winter. Appreciate the little things in life. Sharing food and art experiences and the lessons that my talented and generous friends have given me.
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