So this fucking router has got to go. We’re planning on getting a new one at the start of October— this old Netgear one is old as the hills anyway, but principally I’ve had enough of it hating my main computer, which is a Mac. Spare me anti-Mac bullshit, as I have no time or patience for complete tools.
But seriously it used to work well enough but with Clear or age or both it’s really getting shitty for this computer. So my attendance has been spotty lately. It’s only really possible for me to be online if Milo isn’t since then of course the router just allots him all the bandwidth I don’t get shit. Even when he’s away, my bandwidth is shitty, but at least pages load at all or within maybe ten minutes. I get like dial-up speed. Or actually worse— speedtest said I was getting maybe 22 kb/s download speed. I think upload was a majestic 44 kb/s?
I get fine internet on my Windows and Linux machines at any time, but they don’t have all my special addons for like tumblr and facebook, so I can’t really use social media except on the Mac. I mean, I can, but it’ll be infuriating. :P
The lesson here is don’t use a Netgear router if you have a Mac. After some time spent trying to figure out the problem the general consensus I’ve found is that Netgear’s products simply won’t play nice with Macs. I’m looking at an ASUS router that’s on sale on Amazon right now and is supposed to be good. It’s also specifically tagged as Mac compatible, so even better.
I was surprised when Milo asked, so for anyone else curious— Yes, if something is Mac Compatible, with very rare exception (presumably there are exceptions), it should work just fine for Windows. Basically everything is Windows compatible, and so it’s noted if it’ll ALSO work with other operating systems/hardware (in the case of Macs it could be either or both, since Apple uses specific hardware). I’m not sure how much trouble one has with Linux compatibility, though. I haven’t had trouble with it so far but I also don’t have to hook up much of anything to my Linux machine either. It’s my travel computer and word processor for the most part (it’s a netbook :V).
Anonymous said: Loki is shown as short sighted and focused on his own personal gain above all else. His positive contributions almost always come in form of apology or repayment for fucking something else up. I've dealt with people like this in real life, and I'm sure as hell going to stay away from a deity like this and anyone who worships him. Does this mean he's evil? No. Do I have to respect him or his followers? No. Not everyone wants that kind of energy in their lives; accept it and move on.
"Do I have to respect him or his followers?"
Here is where your fallacy lies, anon.
Nobody is forcing you to invite Loki into your life. Nobody is telling you that you have to actively honor him or build a relationship with him. But if you are going to actively exclude people or disrespect them because of the deity they choose to honor, you are a narrow-minded bag of shit.
You can have opinions about a god and make personal choices about your own practice, but the whole “my hall my rules” mentality shouldn’t extend to how you view and treat other people.
Think of it like this: You can have sex with whoever you want (with consent and proper legality) whenever you want and nobody has the right to judge you. You can choose to abstain from sex whenever you want, and nobody has the right to judge you. That is because these are personal choices about your own personal body and relationships, and you have the right to do whatever you choose with it.
But the second you start shaming other people for what they do in their personal lives or refuse to respect them as people because of it, you’ve got a fucking problem. If you stay away from someone because of personal choices that have no bearing on you whatsoever, you are an asshole.
(And, for the record, I have never heard a convincing story about Loki -messing- with someone simply because they came in contact with one of his followers)
I can respect your own personal choice to avoid Loki in your practice, but I will not pretend you have the right to shame, disrespect, or fight to exclude those who worship him. I respect your right to make choices about yourself. If you refuse to respect mine, you are the one with the problem.