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I now have Internet on my laptop! I've had it for three days.

Silly as it may sound , I didn't think of Googling the answer to "How to find a password for the router" because I assumed that if it wasn't found in the Network and Sharing Center on my parents' computer and my parents' didn't know, it was lost forever and we needed a tech dude from the Internet service company to find it somehow. Ironically Matt found the answer in Yahoo! Answers.

My parents didn't believe me when I told them I needed a passcode to use the router. They were pretty vehement on "No, there's no password! We didn't put one!" Yeah, well, maybe you didn't because you didn't set it up but I think it was the guy who set it up who made the password. It's pretty complicated, too, bunch of random numbers and lettters.

When Matt suggested to me how to do it, I found that string of letters and numbers and thought it was the authorization code for the router (like how you need to put in an authorization code for Microsoft Word or something) but nah, it was the passcode.

Woohooo.

What's difficult is getting off my laptop and back to studying. When I had to use my parents' computer in the study room, it was easy to turn it off because it felt weird to check LJ or Tumblr or Facebook all the time on their computer. (I definitely erased Firefox history every time I ended a session.) And the study table was there right, too.

Now that I've all my bookmarks and all back, it's kind of addictive. I obviously can't use Hulu or Netflix here but I can still download the e-books and audio books from CPL and WPLC. *knocks on wood* And that's what I did Wednesday. It's nice to have both Matt's and my CPL cards to download books from. :P CPL only allows 6 downloads and 3 holds per card from their Downloadable Media Library. WPLC is a little cooler - 10 downloads and 10 holds.

I tried Eoin Colfer's Airman but lost interest pretty quickly. I love his Artemis Fowl series and The Wish List but this one just felt too...prosaic, I guess. There's no fantasy and I'm not interested in historical fiction, usually. Also, planes and flying mechanisms don't much interest me. Guess that's another reason some steampunk books completely lose me...

Then I reread Carolyn Mackler's The Earth, My Butt and Other Big Round Things which I definitely recommend. It's very honest. I bought my own copy years ago while in high school. It was originally published in 2003 and yep, after 9 years, I still find it a compelling book. Of course it's not perfect but I found it very relatable.

But with two days of these books, I think I'm able to stop getting sucked into the Internet. Again, there's no websites I can stream TV shows from (that I know of) and with the time difference, I really don't have anybody to chat online with GMail or anything now. It's study time!

Here's some good GRE studying news:
I'm done with the Arithmetic section in the GRE Quantitative book! I'm going to start the Algebra Section! I love algebra! ♥

Date: 2012-08-24 11:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kn0tme.livejournal.com
Geometry has always been my favorite .. "proving" something is the best ;) But algebra is a close second. Calculus, now that I can do without!

Date: 2012-08-25 04:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hani.livejournal.com
The basic rules for geometry I can memorize and apply. It's when things aren't so strong forward that I start disliking geometry. :P

Yeah, once you get past basic Calc I start to get frustrated. My college professor for Calc I and Calc II were very into proofs and I found them so hard to understand.

Date: 2012-08-25 06:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kn0tme.livejournal.com
Yeah, my area is applied math .. no proofs, just real-world applications.

Date: 2012-08-27 03:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hana-ginkawa.livejournal.com
Glad you have your laptop! Of course my life is getting so busy that I don't have time for much online stuff anymore. SIGH.

Date: 2012-08-27 03:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hani.livejournal.com
Yes, seems like your days are pretty packed! Glad for you! Just don't over-exert yourself, yes?

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