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Bloviating Zeppelin: Dialup

Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Dialup

Again, when I'm home on the weekends my dialup isn't cooperating. It is refusing to let me post photos or allow any other action that requires more than a minute or two. It then decides to disconnect itself.

A local company that has an RF system I was considering is apparently run by persons who don't wish my money. I've had to badger them to do their jobs, so I can only conclude that 1) the economy isn't affecting them in the least and that they have so many customers they can afford to ignore me or 2) they are incompetent. I chance to venture it's the latter.

As I don't suffer fools lightly, it's time to investigate satellite. My TV satellite in winter, however, goes out with very high winds and/or heavy snow, so I suspect satellite internet would do the same.

In any event, it's about time for my dialup to knock me off the internet. I'll be back to posting tomorrow. And yes, it's snowing outside. Wish I could post a photo.

BZ

10 Comments:

Blogger A Jacksonian said...

"Never ascribe to malice, that which can be explained by incompetence." - Napoleon Bonaparte.

That is *always* the truth... and explains so much.

Sun Dec 14, 11:36:00 AM PST  
Blogger TexasFred said...

Satelite systems may very well be wonky in bad weather too, I know our Direct TV hates rain and heavy cloud cover...

Maybe it's time to move off the *hill*.. Just sayin'...

And BZ, you need to check out Texas Gun Owners Association - Home

It's not just for Texans, ALL are welcome as long as they are PRO 2nd Amendment...

Sun Dec 14, 02:06:00 PM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Oooooh, TF, LEAVE my cabin??? Go back to the CRAP of so-called civilization? Hell, that's worthy of a post in and of itself.

AJ: truer words never written, sir.

BZ

Sun Dec 14, 02:54:00 PM PST  
Blogger Gayle said...

Trust me, BZ... Satelite may not be perfect, but it beats dial-up hands down.

Don't leave your cabin. Civilization isn't civilized!

Sun Dec 14, 03:13:00 PM PST  
Blogger KurtP said...

My WildBlue satellite is almost as reliable as my DIRECTtv satellite/

The problem you have with wildblue is the customer service,,,I guess it's growing pains.
Look at DISHinternet who supplies WB as their service without having to buy the equipment.

I have DIRECTTV as a tv providr and DISHinternet as my #75/mo broadband, but have had realiable service from both.

Sun Dec 14, 09:13:00 PM PST  
Blogger Alaska Steve said...

I think it was a blogger issue, and apparently not just confined to "the island" as I originally suspected. I could finally post photos tonight (this morning) after almost 5 days of trying. Never move off the hill - as you know, it gives you a better field of fire . . . .

Tue Dec 16, 03:30:00 AM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Oh hey, Alaska Steve, REALLY good point!

BZ

Tue Dec 16, 02:41:00 PM PST  
Blogger Dee said...

I can't even fathom still having dial-up. I'm so spoiled with high speed now.

Tue Dec 16, 08:59:00 PM PST  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

I never had dial-up, but remember in college, what that was like when I'd get on my roommate's computer.

It's on the list of 24 things about to go extinct in America.

Tue Dec 16, 09:46:00 PM PST  
OpenID mksviews said...

Ah dialup, i remember those days, i used to live with it for a long time, while everyone was blasting past on their fancy highspeed networks.

I may not be physically all that old, but mentally, i'm old and cranky. :)

Wed Dec 17, 12:06:00 PM PST  

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