HBBC Kickoff and my Mac is saved

by - Monday, November 23, 2009

Today is the kick off of Amanda's Holiday Bootie Buster Challenge. I'm super excited about it for a few reasons. First I love a challenge that incorporates every kind of exercise you could possibly imagine. Points for walking, points for running, points for cross-training, points for eating healthy food. It's great. Plus, this year's she's added teams so we have a little extra motivation!

I have a date with the dreadmill tonight. I'm going to rock out some quality workouts the next three days before I head home for Thanksgiving and my schedule gets all weird.

In computer news, I took my MacBook Pro to the Apple store this weekend to have one of the Geniuses at the Genius Bar look at it. I was having huge problems connecting to the Internet. I was using both Safari and Firefox and both were horribly slow, unless I had the modem plugged directly into my computer. I was wondering if my wireless card was crapping out.

The guy at the store poked around in my Network settings and found that my work's VPN software (which I had uninstalled back in September) had dropped a few IP addresses into my DNS and changed some other settings. So basically my computer was always trying to use the work IP addresses first and when those didn't work then bounced to my home IP address. No wonder it was taking pages ages to load.

Genius guy deleted those addresses and fixed my settings and now my baby is as good as new! Oh and it cost me zero dollars!

Thanks Mac guy!

Happy Monday all! Three cheers for a short week!

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  1. Brilliant! :-)

  2. Good luck with the dreadmill.

  3. you mac freaks are nuts. who leaves ip addresses just hanging around? silly vpn software.

  4. QFT John.
    Macs are...well....they suck imo.

  5. Glad to hear that the genius guy could fix your computer! Good luck with HBBC!

  6. Love the Mac geeks so much and the mac! So happy you didn't have to spend a cent!

  7. seriously I walked an extra mile and thought more about my veggies yesterday cause I wanted a point...so silly but if it works!

  8. Good luck fitting in all of your workouts this week!!!