My change of direction leads me to this………..

At times it did not go as anticipated 
The fun begins
All I can say is the adventure first stop on this journey is going well beyond the left/right mouse clicking, seeing messages on the PC that say "are you sure you want to save these changes" and finally finding out the hard way that I should never had saved the changes!! The best way I can explain this part of the adventure is.......when I am building  Ikea furniture and at one point things are just not fitting together. You find the reason is because 10 or so steps prevues you either  forgot a part, placed it in backwards or put the wrong part on. To correct this you have to disassemble to 10 steps back and correct the issue. With the PC it's easy to see things are not working as they should or as they used to be BUT ITS THE GETTING BACK PART!!
At this point (don't get me wrong I'm still having a blast) I am learning about all about static IP address, Dynamic IP address, just plan old IP address and finally Subnet mask. Oh and believe me I never knew how fast things can go wrong if your not really sure about these settings and the numbers you place in set empty spaces.
The numbers game begins
Mike Weir, VE9KK, is a regular contributor to and writes from New Brunswick, Canada. Contact him at [email protected].

4 Responses to “My change of direction leads me to this………..”


    Oh, does this sound familiar to these old ears! Gave me a good belly laugh (which I needed today, so thanks for sharing.
    Never saw your site befoe, and I am using my bookmark for your page.

    I’ve been licensed for awhile, but recently had to move and ended up in Roberts, Wisconsin, USA. Just got into serious learning about setting up my first radio station and slammed into unanticipated huge learning curve! Can’t even figure out what band(s) I want to work…population where I live is all farmers, not another ham in sight so I am still trying to figure out how to access an Elmer for help which I desperately need! Anyway, I got off topic, sorry .. and take care.
    Sent to Mike Weir, VE3WDM Ontario, Canada email [email protected]

  • Good evening John thanks very much for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment, I am glad that the post put a smile on your face. John I am always willing and happy to offer my advice so when ever you have a question let me know and also post it on my blog as you may find one of my readers may have some sage advice as well.
    Hve a great Sunday.

  • robert g6llp:

    Hi guys
    the whole concept was for radio amateurs to have there own separate network. not to get embroiled in the internet. we after all gave life to it back in the early 1980’s. so we would be going backwards not forwards as we should be.

  • Mike VE3WDM:

    Good afternoon Robert, I have been sucked into the vortex but having said that I am enjoying the challenge and after all it’s the challenges that have advanced ham radio.
    73 and thanks for stopping by Robert

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