have discovered that USB cablemodems tend to work better if you plug them into the machine you are actually trying to use them in. introduced secretlondon to sudoku and strangely whilst explaining it got better at it.
read most of Stranger in a Strange Land now. this is probably the least-well-ageing science fiction book i've ever read, due not to any technical advances or anachronisms or suchforth, but to the pervading misogyny in the work. you can tell stuff changed a lot between 1961 and 1966.