So I try and share what model DSL modem I've got with simoncion over AIM. This trips off a comedy of errors -- the modem unplugs itself, causing an error, which cascades into a memory dump, which forces a restart, which forces a reconnect to the 'net, which takes about eight minutes now.
So I'm IMing simoncion with an explanation of all this happy shit, and of course without me even touching the modem, it unsafely unplugs itself (again) and then happily reconnects. I make angry noises, ...ah, and it looks like my whole USB hub is out. Just peachy.
*saves thing using keystrokes, takes apart spaghetti-mess of devices*