From the "a little learning is a dangerous thing" file, I know just enough about computers to almost get it.
(Note: this has nothing directly to do with cars; only with this blog).
For the last couple of days, every time I tried to access almost any web site, something called "openDNS" would pop up, saying that access to that web site was blocked.
It's not like I was looking for some porn channel or something. Google; yahoo; thestar.ca - just about everything except my anti-virus software was being blocked.
I had no idea what openDNS was, or how it got installed on my computer.
I tried e-mailing the openDNS support people, asking what the heck was going on. To their credit, they did respond, saying that I could change my IP address to avoid the problem.
Um, sure... Not quite enough learning, as it happens.
The support people said it is not downloadable, so I didn't do anything to invoke it. They said it might be part of my "ISP" - Internet Service Provider (I DO know that much). I use the Rogers' Rocket Stick USB key internet access thing, the only semi-high-speed system I can get out here in the boonies.
So I still don't know how or why it openDNS was there.
All of which to say that this is why I haven't been on my blog for the past couple of days - it seems to be working today, so we're back at ya.
I also know I'm WAY behind on Comments; I have a bit of a busy first half of the week - drive to New York City for a Bentley event Monday, then back Tuesday night for a presentation at Georgian College Wednesday morning.
But the rest of the week looks fairly OK, so I'll try to start catching up then.
Thanks for your patience.