cable modems are a pain

My grandmother’s cable modem is being a pain. I’ve been trying to connect the laptop I brought with me to it, and it’s not providing a DHCP response. What an annoyance. I know it’s so that the customer only has “one PC at a time”, but it is still damned annoying. I think I’ll need to leave things powered off for a while to get the bloody thing reset…

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Joe has broad software engineering development and management experience, from startups to large companies. Joe works on projects ranging from mobile to multi-cloud distributed systems, has set up and led engineering teams and processes, as well as managing and running services. Joe also contributes and collaborates with a wide variety of open source projects, and writes online at

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