Ever since I got a new manager where I work I found out that I had the possibility of working from home. Sounds awesome, right?
The problem is that the desktop I have, especially where I lived at the time, was too far away from the modem and the ethernet cords I had weren’t long enough. So here comes the nasty weather the Dallas/Ft Worth Metroplex had back in December last year. At that point I had no internet and no tv (I hadn’t broken down and purchased a set of rabbit ears). All I had was the radio and my lap top for writing.
I talked to a few people after my enforced sabbatical and they all basically said they’d die if they didn’t have internet. I was actually kinda glad because it was so peaceful and quiet and, more importantly no distractions whatsoever!
Okay, today I finally went BestBuy and got myself a 50 foot ethernet cord. They had a 25 foot one, but I wasn’t sure if that’d be long enough. If anything, err on the side of having too much cord (which I ended up having). Okay, I plugged the computer in, but I couldn’t access the internet.
I went online with my internet provider for over an hour trying to figure it out. It was only after the fact that I realized that the old desktop had the professional version of XP. That meant I had to let the system know that the remote desktop was to be accessed.
I accessed that icon and then tried to log in. Still didn’t work. After a few tries I tried using a different “slash”.
Voila! I’m able to access my work server and now work from home if there’s nasty weather.
I never thought I’d be more happy than just being able to access the work server.