Something Had a Hold of My Internet Connection
Experienced an odd occurrence with my broadband connection today. Did my daily surfing in the morning, reading the news, going here, Facebook and such. Then took a break to do some housework. When came back to do my afternoon surfing (yeah, a lot of time online), something had a hold of my internet connection.
I could see the lights on the router and hard drive indicator flickering. Instead of restarting the router and cable modem, I shut down the PC. As soon as I did that, I could connect no probably with my phone. When I rebooted the PC, the router/hard disk lights started flickering again and I couldn't connect. Then I shut down again and could connect with my smartphone.
I then expected to see a ransomware screen or something pop up but didn't wait to find out. Each day around 7 in the morning, I have an image backup of my system done so reverted back to that. In 3 minutes time, restored and back to the way things are since the morning.
But, the lockup was strange.
Have you ever seen a headstone with these words
"If only I had spent more time at work" ... from "Busy Man" sung by Billy Ray Cyrus