Not a good day

Trip Start Aug 12, 2013
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Trip End Oct 02, 2013


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Tuesday, August 13, 2013




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I wasted a lot of time in the morning trying to figure out my Remote Desktop problem caused by my Comcast Triple Play service. I eventually gave up and checked out of my hotel. I headed for Columbus, IL.

I realized I wasn't going to get to Columbus in time to see much but I figured I'd at least get to take a quick look around and get some information for my next visit. I checked my GPS and found a "Columbus Museum of Ar". I wasn't sure whether the "Ar" was for art or architecture but I figured that in either case I'd probably be able to get some information about the local architecture. I followed my GPS, parked and tried to find the museum but there didn't seem to be one. I was wandering around the vicinity and came across the IU Center For Art + Design. I went in to see if someone could point me in the right direction. I found out that the "Ar" stood for art, not architecture, and that the museum had been where I was looking but that it had been torn down when the whole area was renovated and they don't have a physical location at the moment. No wonder I couldn't find them. I also found out that I could get information at the visitor center, which was just a few blocks away.

I went to the Columbus Visitor Center. I picked up a map showing the locations of over 70 architecturally significant sites in town. It was getting late and I wanted to leave time for my next stop in Indianapolis so I only at time to check out a couple in the neighborhood. I'll leave more time next visit.

I headed for the New Day Meadery in Indianapolis. They listed three sweet meads on their web site that I was eager to try. I found a parking space right next to the building and headed in. I was given a list of the meads and ciders available for tasting and, unfortunately, none of the three I was interested in trying were on the list. They've sold out of all three of them. I left and headed for my hotel.

I checked in, got my computer turned on and online and called Comcast to work on my Remote Desktop problem with my computer at home. After a lot of time on hold and a conversation with someone who seemed to have no idea what I was talking about I was transferred to a different support group for more difficult problems. After a lot more time on hold I eventually was connected to someone. He explained that it was going to cost me $14 for him to work on my problem. This is the first time I've had this problem with Comcast. I agreed to the charge and then almost immediately I was disconnected.

I waited a while and the technician called back. He understood my problem. He said he had to reconfigure my cable modem. He did that and then told me to give it a try. I did and it didn't work. I tried Team Viewer, another method to contact my home computer that had been working. It no longer worked. I tried my SlingBox, which lets me connect to my laptop to my DVR at home, which had also been working. It no longer worked either. I went from having a problem I could work around to nothing at all working. The technician said I needed to reset my router and home PC. That's tough when I'm 500 miles away.

I hope tomorrow goes better.
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