- Prepared and printed instructions for connecting to the Internet and
configuring one’s mail client. Posted on wall of Internet room.
- Discussed network configuration with Jun and networking technician.
They were both pleased at the reduction of work in my proposed star
configuration because adding a switch downstairs means not having to
rip out a cable every time something got broken. While I was out
buying equipment, they laid a new line going downstairs and removed
lines that were not responding. As a result, the hub is less
- Bought 2 8-port switches, 2 extra LAN cards and 20 RJ45 ends.
Paid cash and submitted receipts.
- Helped network technician crimp 6 lengths of 3 meter patch cable.
Chatted with him about networking and mentioned that I was planning
to put one of the switches downstairs even though they had fixed the
broken intranet connection already, as I would need another port
anyway. He helpfully installed it, keeping in mind which line was
straighter than the other. Nice person.
- (Here’s the fun part.) Overhauled wiring in Internet room by myself.
Removed the DSL router. Connected the 8-port switch with the DSL
router. Arranged the new cables. Successfully browsed.
- Panicked when Mac and Kathy couldn’t send mail through Globelines.
Frantically tried to configure mail before giving them a direct
connection to Destiny as a quick workaround.
- Successfully sent a test message from Microsoft Entourage using
webmail.glinesnx.com.ph after spending a total of almost an hour on
the phone with Globelines tech support trying various combinations:
with authentication, with SSL, etc.
- Configured Mom’s laptop to send mail through Globelines. She
successfully sent mail from her main account, but then got “relaying
denied” errors as her old accounts weren’t configured yet. Finished
configuring her laptop. No complaints so far.
- Neatly bound most wires with twist ties. Removed unnecessary things
from Internet room shelf and piled them outside.
- Installed new LAN card in server. Wiped off most of the dust inside
the case. (We have dust bunnies. Eek.)
- Successfully turned on server. (It’s always a scary thing, turning on
a computer with no monitor in sight…) 192.168.1.3 responded to both Web and login.
- Pleasantly surprised to see scheduling application still alive.
Reset scheduling application database and successfully tested job
creation and and view/search.
- Reviewed website statistics. Pleasantly surprised to see Taj Deluria’s write-up
at http://www.themassif.com/sp_studio_equipment_rentals.php .
- Bought cat litter and dog food. Paid cash and submitted receipts.
- Helped Miguel Paraz with a computer science parsing problem.
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