CrabAppleLane has a new router. I can now watch a video from start to finish and my wireless printer works every time. CrabAppleLane's first rule of computer problems: It's almost always hardware. The modem/router combination that the phone company provided just wasn't getting the job done. Too many stalls and dropped connections. It's strictly a modem now and I think I'll replace it soon, too. Will have to do some research first, though.
Speaking of the new router: The problem with an iPhone software update I mentioned in my last entry has been resolved and the router was the main reason. The solution was to restore the settings. To do so, you have to re-download the update. The old router simply refused to complete the download. I tried all sorts of things to get it to work. With the new router, I was able to do it on the first try.
And speaking of downloads: I downloaded the latest Quicken last night. It was released yesterday. I then downloaded the latest update. How a product can be released and updated on the same day confounds me a bit. Couldn't they have combined the two?
LSU and Florida hook up this afternoon in The Swamp. Florida (4-0) has been impressive in their four wins against decent competition. LSU (5-0) has been impressive in only one of their five games and that was against Washington almost a month ago. It will be a good test for both teams. The winner will be the team that can establish any kind of passing game.
Tomorrow night, Drew Brees goes for a record that has stood for 52 years. He and Johnny Unitas (My first football hero) have thrown touchdown passes in 47 consecutive games. Brees can make it 48 tomorrow night. There are some who are trying to diminish the accomplishment by saying Unitas played in an era where passing was more difficult. Don't listen to them. The record has stood for 52 years. Unitas never again approached it. Neither did other great Hall-of-Fame quarterbacks like Bob Griese, Terry Bradshaw, Roger Staubach, Dan Marino, Dan Fouts, Joe Montana, Peyton Manning, Brett Favre, Fran Tarkenton ... you get the idea. It's a fabulous accomplishment if he does it. That it would come against the team Brees left in free agency AND the last team Unitas played for is Karma. If the record does fall, I hope it will fall in the team's first win. Also, see today's QOTD.
Finally, for those who think NFL players shouldn't wear pink during Breast Cancer Awareness month, you're entitled to that opinion. Making a big deal out of your objection or making fun of it or the players who are participating doesn't make you look or sound manly, tough, macho, or whatever the latest term is. It makes you look like an asshole.
5 song iTunes shuffle:
- Not One Bad Thought (With Mark Knopfler) - Tony Joe White - Uncovered
- Iris - The Goo Goo Dolls - Dizzy Up the Girl
- Devil's Food - Alice Cooper - Welcome to My Nightmare
- Gator Blood - Mark Knopfler - Privateering
- June Hymn - The Decemberists - The King Is Dead
Quote of the Day
My father would tell you these are the important things in life, not some record in a book. Continue to be a leader for your team and the City of New Orleans. You're a great quarterback but even better man. Stay healthy and safe this week and in the future. My family and I will be watching Sunday night cheering for you. Best of luck.
Blog of the day is here.
Quote from said blog: "There was at least one bright spot for the Saints in the loss to the Packers on Sunday. During the game, Drew Brees tied NFL great Johnny Unitas’ record of 47 consecutive games with at least one touchdown."