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Twice in three days: Chris and I were mucking around with his OpenBSD firewall, trying to recover data from a dead drive. This box is his firewall, file and NAT server. Without this box, no internet. While we were waiting for it to reboot, I was thinking of things to do. "Oh, go to www.somesite.com." "Uh...". D'oh, right, no internet access.

Just today, I had to restart my web proxy. "What can I do while I wait for the web proxy? Ah, go to slashdot!" Uh... Right, again, no internet access. Is it a bad sign when you just assume that you have a 24/7 broadband connection?