November 25th, 2002

A Pocket Full of Murder

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Today Hubby came home at lunchtime and brought a bag of dried beans he's planning to do some tests on. Nicholas, who is inexplicably fascinated by soybeans (probably just because they're Something Daddy Works With), begged for a couple. A few minutes later, after much careful arranging and rearranging, he put his chin on the edge of the table, looked solemnly down at them, and said, "I appreciate my soybeans."

I think Nicholas likes long words.
A Pocket Full of Murder

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Does anybody have any idea why a networked high-speed connection would receive e-mail OK but refuse to send it about 20% of the time? I haven't been able to send e-mail all afternoon, and I've been having this problem off and on ever since we got the network set up.

I've double-checked my SMTP settings to make sure they're correct, and I've tried closing all other programs and even restarting the computer... restarting seemed to help in the past, but now nothing works. The other computer sharing the connection also has intermittent problems with sending e-mail, though not necessarily at the same time as ours (and it uses a different e-mail address). Again, no problems receiving, just sending.

This is so weird. And Sympatico's on-line documentation says nothing about this problem or how to fix it. Feh.