So, I have this thing where I hate staying inside the house for days at a time while I work and do my little thing all in a small space. I need to get OUT. I need to have the hubbub of people around me while I do my thing. (Note, not the hubbub of people who want me to pay attention to them. Just the hubbub of people who are doing their own thing while I do mine.) But something odd has happened to me two days in a row.
I get to Aroma, sit down with my coffee, boot into Ubuntu 8.10 and start to work. After a couple of hours, my Internet just dies. I try to log back into the Wireless connection, check my ip address. Request a new one. Fiddle and fuss, but nothing. I can ping the coffee shop's Internet gateway, but I can't see anything on the other side of it.
Logically, I thought that there was maybe a time limit on how long you can use the Internet connection here, that it recognized my MAC address or something and blocked me for the rest of the day. I dunno. But, on a lark, today I tried to log back into the network on the Windows partition. And it worked. Not only that, but it never died again.
Anyone got any ideas what's happening here?