Time Vampire: Technology Set Up

My DVD player has been dying a slow death since last year.  I had decided that when I replaced my player I would go with a Blu Ray.  Well, at long last, just before Thanksgiving, I found that my player had breathed its last.

The drawn-out demise of my player left me lots of time to scope out what I wanted in its eventual replacement.  Lucky for me–it made it easy when a Cyber-Monday special ran a particular model at about half off.  Huzzah!  Merry early Christmas to ME!

And lo, it arrived yesterday.  Pull it out of the box, plug it in…..I have no fear of electronics.  This is easy.

Until I have to put in the network key.

Now, my wireless network key is…..heinous.  By choice.  A little paranoia goes a long way.  Until you have to input 26 randomly generated characters using a remote control that takes entry like a telephone keypad.

It took 3 and a half hours.

I could have let it go.  I could easily have grabbed the unused network switch from upstairs and a few feet of network cable and hard wired the thing.  But no.  When it comes to tech set up, I hate, hate, HATE defeat.  This damn Blu Ray was set for wireless and by damnit I was going to use it!

Yeah.

So maybe the time vampire with technology?  It’s really my pride.

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