Well, THAT was odd … !
As much as I complain about the router I have — a BT HomeHub3 — my internet service provider, BT … ?
Usually manage to do a good job of making sure the signal from the net keeps coming down the pipes.
Even if I wish those signals … you know … moved a bit faster!
Last night, though? After I got home from the office?
I was faced with a ‘You are not connected to the Internet’ message.
With no problems at my end: at least, my bills are paid, I’d cache cleaned my browsers on everything, restarted the router, modem and my devices …
Still not a sausage.
It was only after waiting for a while, that things righted themselves.
I did manage to contact BT, though.
Apparently? They’re having issues that they’re working to resolve.
But are going to be affecting lines, intermittently, over the next forty-eight hours.
JUST in time for my two days off.
Thanks, BT … !
But let’s move on …
Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: scoring four out of five in the process.
Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?
Q1) The Netherlands and Great Britain signed the treaty that formed the Triple Alliance: on 4th January, 1717. They signed it: along side which European country?
Q2) 4th January, 1986, saw the death of singer Phil Lynott. Which band was he the frontman for?
Q3) Utah was admitted to the Union: on 4th January, 1896. The State is home to the HQ of which church?
Q4) Whilst in the US … 4th January, 2007, saw the US Congress convene: electing its first female Speaker of the House in the process. Who was she?
Q5) Finally … The Spirit Rover landed on its target planet: on 4th January, 2004. What WAS that planet?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) The original parts of Bitcoin went into operation: on 3rd January, 2009. The digital currency was created by a person known as what?
Q2) Roy Jenkins, MP, quit his position: on 3rd January, 1977. He went on to become president of the what: European Commission, Vatican Bank or Board of Trade?
Q3) More to the point, who’s the current holder of the office?A3) Jean-Claude Juncker.
Q4) That same day — 3rd January, 1977 — saw the formal incorporation of Apple. The company’s headquarters are in which Californian town?A4) Cupertino.
Q5) Finally … The SALT 2 treaty was signed by the leaders of the USA and the Russian Federation: on 3rd January, 1993. Name either of the leaders concerned.A5) US President George Bush Sr, or his Russian counterpart, Boris Yeltsin.
Here’s a thought …
“I love the Chinese words for greeting: not strictly ‘hello’, but ‘have you eaten, yet?’”Rick Stein, born 4th January, 1947.
And a song …
Have a nice day …
* Thought I was off the mark, there, Debbi†: still it struck me! :D At ANY rate … I don’t know if you get an extra point … but you DO get a round of applause for sharing National SF Day on Facebook. Like I think I said, I think the UK equivalent would mark the births of Wells or Wyndham! I’ve got the BBC’s 1980s version of Day of the Triffids, somewhere: the theme tune was unnerving …
† I know what you mean, Debbi, about James Bond villains. Mind you … did we mention Tiger Tanaka … ?