Down the Docks

April 6, 2006

Happy browsing…

Filed under: Internet — ealing @ 9:57 am

I see that WordPress disapproves of Internet Explorer.



March 17, 2006

Web 0.2

Filed under: Internet — ealing @ 12:30 am

There’s been lots of talk over the last few months about “Web 2.0”, which features lots of new buzzwords and a desperate desire for the web boom to happen again. While finding background material for a post I’ll eventually write, I found what appears to be a genuine ten-year-old web page.


January 26, 2006

Be Broadband Progress – Complete

Filed under: Internet — ealing @ 6:45 pm

The modem came yesterday, and our current connection went dead this morning. At lunchtime I installed and configured the modem, which involved a 20 minute tech support phone call, and now it works.

The phone call was actually rather better than I hoped, as my problem was solved comparatively quickly. It looks as though I just got the netmask on the external connection wrong. I don’t yet know anything about wireless networking, but I was surprised to see that it was enabled and unencrypted by default.

Anyway, we’re now synched to the outside world at 15 Mbps down and 1 Mbps up. Yay!

January 24, 2006

Be Broadband Progress (2)

Filed under: Internet — ealing @ 8:20 am

order_status_24_01_06It looks as though the Be connection is still going according to schedule. If the modem is dispatched today, it should be received tomorrow, the day before the cutover.

January 19, 2006

Be Broadband Progress

Filed under: Bad Customer Service, Internet — ealing @ 1:24 pm

order_status_2.jpgThe second light on my Be Order status page went green last night. Be emailed me, at an address I had to create to register with them, to say that my live date would be the 26th of January, and I should receive my modem on the 24th.

So, progress is being made. Perhaps there will be no more problems!

January 17, 2006

Trying to Get Faster Broadband

Filed under: Bad Customer Service, Internet — ealing @ 11:56 pm

With a flat-wide consensus that the Pipex service was too slow, I was put in charge of finding a new provider. After reading Stef Magdalinski’s account of Be Unlimited’s 24 Mbps service, I thought I’d give them a try.


January 3, 2006

Wikipedia needs you…

Filed under: Internet — ealing @ 1:29 am

…to open your wallet.

I did, and I feel a sense of smug superiority already.

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