Podcast: Diary of a dial-up user (part 4 - final)

Podcast: Diary of a dial-up user (part 4 - final)

Summary: This is the final installment of this soap-style, badly written diary of my broadband woes, fights and mishaps. It's been nearly two weeks without broadband at my new house, battling my way online through the means of dial-up Internet.

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This is the final installment of this soap-style, badly written diary of my broadband woes, fights and mishaps. It's been nearly two weeks without broadband at my new house, battling my way online through the means of dial-up Internet.

It still hasn’t been fully resolved as of yet, but quite frankly I’m bored of whining and whining about a “bare necessity” in my life. Believe me, I never thought I'd get bored of complaining about something; it's practically in-built into my daily routine.

I tried my dial-up last night and it didn't seem to work. I connected the phone and dialed out but absolutely nothing. I tried phoning in off my mobile, and it said the number wasn't in use. I'm getting there, slowly but surely.

Having said that, it's not been without its simple pleasures; something which I could have written, something I could have displayed in a frenzy of expressive dance, but instead decided to podcast as it was a "good idea at the time".

Read previous Moving house diaries: Moving house: diary of a dial-up user (part 3) Moving house: diary of a dial-up user (part 2) Moving house: diary of a dial-up user (part 1)

Topics: Browser, Broadband, Networking, Telcos

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  • Bummer!

    When I saw "final" in the title, I thought it was time to offer some congratulations. I guess not, eh?

    Well, they say "desperate times call for desperate measures." Think you're ready to try something like this?

    http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/75YearOld-Woman-Takes-Hammer-to-Comcast-Office-88272
    MGP2
  • Why you young whippersnapper!

    In my day we had none of this newfangled web thing. We had to dial into bulletin boards to get e-mail and download software. At 9600 if we were lucky. We had no Starbucks neither. And we were happy...sort of.
    Mac Hosehead
    • Whippersnapper, indeed!

      9600 baud? Luxury.

      Back in the day, we were limited to 1200 baud, max. And that was if we were lucky enough to find a BBS that even [b]had[/b] a 1200 baud modem.
      M.R. Kennedy