Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Can you appreciate how difficult it can be to get along without a regular internet connection.
Our connection has always been slow (10kb/sec). That’s fine, it’s the 3rd world, you get used to it…you just don’t communicate with the friends who insists on sending you youtube videos or facebook clips of themselves, since it can take an hour to download (if the connection maintains for the full hour). But when service is as inadvertent as it has been for the past two weeks, it can drive you crazy. It’s connected for 2-3 minutes every 20-60 minutes or so.
Imagine every time you log onto your bank, the connection shuts down during the time it takes to go from logging in with your password to see what’s available in checking.
I need to make a plane reservation home. I can call using vonage, but by the time someone gets the full spelling of my name, the internet goes down again…ugh.
At least I can post on this blog by writing in word and then just cut and paste into….