Saturday, June 5, 2010

back in the saddle again

A couple weeks ago, I was watching 'South Park', and they had
an episode where the whole town woke up to find that there
was no more internet. Panic ensued, along with much hilarity,
but know, it's not so funny when it happens to you.

Last Saturday when I got up and went to read the news with my
coffee, there it was, the good old tubes. Later in the day, when I
went into write, there it wasn't. Irritating for sure, but nothing
to get excited about. As I've mentioned before, for the past
couple years I've been using the free wifi that leaks over from
the Mickey D's down the block, and there service has been
deteriorating over the past few months, with downtime ranging
from a couple of hours to the better part of a day. I just write
away and post when it comes back up.

Sunday I powered up, and lo and behold, I could no longer see
their server. Double irritating, but I took it as a good sign -I
thought, they're finally replacing that piece of crap. But by
Wednesday, venturing into Ronald's Magic Kingdom and
seeing the happy people with their happy meals and their
free wifi, I knew the cold hard truth. The perimeter had been
narrowed and my free ride was at an end.

I'll be damned if I'm going to sit around in a fast food joint or a
coffee shop for hours with my wife's notebook. I already do sit
around in a bar for hours, but for me, that just isn't conducive
to getting anything worth reading written (see Tuesday's
sub-par post for proof). So I got me a netbook and a Verizon
data plan, and I'm now good to go pretty much anywhere. This
is my first post using it, and it's not bad. Small, but surprisingly
fast. A happy ending, just like Stan and Kyle had.


  1. Fucking Verizon.
    I have that shit and it goes in and out like clockwork.
    One block away from where I bought it, no less.
    At least your server doesn't have French Fry breath anymore.

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