I'm being harassed by busybody software and nosy electronic devices. The new Connection Manager that Yahoo installed when they insisted that I "upgrade" my DSL account is supposed to monitor my Internet connection so that I don't have any problems with it. So yesterday a window popped up and told me my connection had been interrupted, and asked if I wanted to repair it.
Oh yeah, I want to repair my connection, you bet. Where do I click? It went through a series of diagnostics during which it kept asking me questions it already knew. I had to re-enter the model number of my modem and tell it which lights were blinking and which were steady.
Then another message came on the screen, informing me that my modem was operating properly but that some settings had been changed. I had to restart the computer. Did I want to do it now?
Fine. If it means I'll get the lost Internet connection restored, by all means, let me save all my open documents, and then do what you have to do.
After the reboot, I checked to make sure the connection was working. Email was fine, browser was dandy, everything was fine and dandy. Thank you, Connection Manager.