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24 October 2008 @ 11:04 pm
I actually have DSL.  That's high-speed internet.  No really.  Here, in the back of nowhere.
It did require four (four!) hours on the phone with tech support.  But hey, wireless DSL.  I am amazed.

Now hopefully it won't take four hours each for J & E's computers, and the spare PC we'll put together to do some instant netflix.

High speed.  I still don't believe it.


Elissa: Ashokanelissaann on October 25th, 2008 03:35 am (UTC)
I was late getting DSL (c. 3 years ago), and I didn't realize what I was missing until I had it. Are you having fun with it?
betonicabetonica on October 25th, 2008 02:04 pm (UTC)
re: Miracles
So far all I've done is load the seven pages I look at every morning - in mere seconds. It's pretty nice! I'll actually be able to watch youtube clips at home. (Well, I sometimes watched them before. I'd start them with the sound muted, minimize the window, do something else for half an hour, and then turn the sound on and click 'replay'.)

I imagine I'm going to really like it. I hope hooking up the other computers is possible without tech support (I've no idea how much of the four hours was the initial hookup, and how much weirdness we'll have to go through with each one).

But will I be able to brag^Wwhine about my primitive living conditions, now?
dr_bratdr_brat on October 25th, 2008 02:19 pm (UTC)
Re: Miracles
"But will I be able to brag^Wwhine about my primitive living conditions, now?"

Sure. You have DSL.
betonicabetonica on October 25th, 2008 02:51 pm (UTC)
Re: Miracles
velochicdunordvelochicdunord on October 25th, 2008 11:07 pm (UTC)
Re: Miracles
Lessee.... (flip, flip, flip)

Look up "The Engineer's Guide to Cats" and "Russell Peters".
a wind-carried wingaenohe on October 25th, 2008 03:08 pm (UTC)
ghostrider157 and ellana are getting DSL, too. John Sheehy, however, is just out of range to get it.
I believe his choice word was Fuck.

I miss you guys, and the kitties and the woodstove.
betonicabetonica on October 25th, 2008 05:17 pm (UTC)
re: Miracles
Well, there's a cure for missing us. We're all online right now (Si is visiting too), and drinking tea, sitting around the stove.

Sheehy really needs DSL. Perhaps we should stage a protest outside the Verizon office? Maybe having him go in there and stare at them would be more effective, though.
tom_russotom_russo on October 25th, 2008 06:18 pm (UTC)
Congrats and welcome to the 1990's.

We finally got DSL out this way a bit less than a year ago. The service made its way very slowly along the road we live near, and took about 6 months to make it the three miles between a friend's house and mine --- but I ordered it the *DAY* that Qwest announced it was available on my street.
virgino_orsino: pirate devil duckievirgino_orsino on October 25th, 2008 08:18 pm (UTC)
Wow! That is very cool. I'm amazed they managed to get it out there. But it is about time, seriously. Congratulations on your full status internet viewing!
betonicabetonica on October 25th, 2008 08:23 pm (UTC)
re: Miracles

Cool duck.