This is a very bad weekend for my dsl modem to die.
And based on prior experience with my ISP, from whom I apparently have to purchase a new correctly-configured (for their network) modem, I'm going to be without internet service for awhile. And since this is a 3-day weekend for most folks, I'm probably shafted until Tuesday.
I went to the local mall, where the food court features free internet (!), but couldn't get any connectivity there. I crossed the street to Starbucks, but since my gift card hadn't been previously registered online, I couldn't get access there. I was surprised to find my local library open today, so here I sit, letting you know that it's possible I won't be doing any posts or even posting comments for the next few days.
You can keep checking back before Tuesday--who knows, I may get lucky--but I'm not holding my breath.
Update: The modem is now working, through no effort of mine or that of my ISP. Let's hope it stays that way.