After ages of dickering about, I seem to have resolved the pressing problem vis-a-vis my internet connection. I told it NO! No Ethernet card! Bad Network setup. BAD! and now it's recognizing the modem and not pining for T1. I feel kinda bad, like I lobotomized it or something. Now it's all slow, but it doesn't even remember being fast. But now I can restart my computer without bending down to flip the switch, and I can reconnect without rebooting. And my browser hasn't stopped working yet! *joy*
WHAT THE FUCK IS UP WITH MTV AND REFLECTING LIGHTS OFF OF PEOPLE'S EYES? Is that like, the new chic 'effect' that everyone must have? Oh, well. Maybe I should watch my language, so I can be reincarnated as a chair if I'm real good.
And no, there is no volume on the TV. I'm listening to .mp3s in my headphones. I love my 30ft. audio extension cable. I can take my headphones almost anywhere in this crappy apartment.