Internet Through Treacle
Every now and then my ISP (originally called Blueyonder - now Virgin Internet) goes AWOL. My routine download speeds of around 4-6Mb/s drops to a 100kb link. And this on a cable connection. Very frustrating, and not conducive to writing long prosy posts.
I used to get worked up about this, and start fiddling with the router & cable modem for a day or so, before giving in and calling their “help desk” (Ha!), only to spend 45 minutes on a premium rate phone line to have some illiterate (who’s only doing their job - I’ve nothing against illiterates per se) try to make it sound like it’s nothing to do with the ISP. Then a day or so later, the problem magically resolves itself.
So I sit and wait, watching pages load like in the good old days when I had a 14.4 modem, connected to the telephone socket via two yoghourt pots and a soggy length of string. Its funny how you don’t realise how much you rely on technology ’till it suddenly ain’t there any more!
- Type: Run
- Date: 12/18/2007
- Total Time: 1:05:00.00
- Distance: 5 miles
- Average Pace: 12:59.22/mile