Squirrel ate my internet

Discussion in 'Site Discussion' started by Armadillo of Doom, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. Armadillo of Doom

    aa Armadillo of Doom Group Founder, Lover of Pie

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    I couldn't make this up if I tried. Yesterday evening, about 5min. into my 'play for fun' event on the server (attempting to establish a player base), my connection went kaput. I figured it was the usual; either the cable box was acting up again, or one of the router cables was loose. After doing the usual fixes for the box, I went so far as to reinstall my wireless network, to no avail. So on a hunch, I went outside to examine the small portion of landline that was outside the house. We had done some re-wiring a few months ago, and some of the cables had to be routed through the garage. Amongst these was a power line.

    Lo and behold, there is the cable, still attached to the wall/ceiling of the garage, but clearly not in one piece. And on the floor beneath it lay a very dead squirrel :( The damn thing had chewed on the power cable that supplys the outlets for my various internet-based equipment. Worse than my loss of internet was the fact that the late mr. squirrel had turned himself into a crispy critter. So here I sit the following morning, in the internet cafe of the Sears auto-department, waiting to replace my 2 front tires that developed a bubble b/c of all the potholes around here.

    My sincere apologies to the peeps who showed up for the event last night. I really appreciate your support of my efforts to establish a playerbase for our servers. I have no idea how long this will take to fix. I will be sending a pm w/ some instructions to the moderators shortly. For everyone else, if you would like to play on any of our servers for the next few nights, in loving memory of my internet and/or the squirrel, you would have my thanks.
     
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  2. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    ahaha classic, but watt a tragedy for the poor squirrel (and you, but mainly it)!
     
  3. DJive

    aa DJive Cake or Death?

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    hah, thats great. All the better would have been a picture =p
     
  4. ratclaw

    ratclaw L2: Junior Member

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    I wondered why you didn't just jump back on. Everyone slowly left after you disappeared and every time someone joined the only other person on the server would leave. Talk about frustrating.

    Good to know that squirrel didn't get away with its plan in one piece.
    http://faultylogic.comicgenesis.com/d/20081025.html

    EDIT: I guess the image is too big to directly link?
     
  5. TheDarkerSideofYourShadow

    TheDarkerSideofYourShadow L10: Glamorous Member

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    Pics or it didn't happen :-D

    On a side note, my town and the surrounding area had a power outage several years back when owls sitting on two different major powerlines touched. They were found fried at the bottom, beaks interlocked.
     
  6. Armadillo of Doom

    aa Armadillo of Doom Group Founder, Lover of Pie

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    I have neither a digital camera nor a scanner :( And even if I did, this isn't something you want pictures of, lol. I say 'crispy critter' and I'm not exaggerating. Right now I'm using the library's computer for a bit :blush:
     
  7. Spike

    Spike L10: Glamorous Member

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    You're lucky you have trees and squirrels around your house, I live rounded by concrete on a 3 million population city
     
  8. Armadillo of Doom

    aa Armadillo of Doom Group Founder, Lover of Pie

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    As of Wednesday afternoon, I'm still using the library comps :( Hopefully I should be connected to the world again sometime tomorrow afternoon. I've posted the 4th clue for the Riddle thread, this one should make it a dead give-away ;) I really wish I could attend tonight's little get-together. I'm an avid fan of blasting some tunes while we play, lol. Cheers m8s.
     
  9. Armadillo of Doom

    aa Armadillo of Doom Group Founder, Lover of Pie

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    I live! Or at the very least, I'm connected to the world again, lol. Hopefully my absence hasn't completely jaded people from trusting me ;) Except in rare circumstances (like a squirrel frying his brain on my power cable :(), if I say that I plan to attend an event, then I mean it.
     
  10. HojoTheGreat

    HojoTheGreat L5: Dapper Member

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    LOL, I think the community will let you off the hook for this one :lol:

    ...well except for the animal rights activists you murderer you :p
     
  11. Shmitz

    aa Shmitz Old Hat

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    :rolleyes:
     
  12. Sgt Frag

    Sgt Frag L14: Epic Member

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    LOL (sorry Mr. Squirel). I thought you were joking with that thread title.
    Was wondering where you were.

    No pun intended right? Ah, Schmitz beat me to it.