Friday, November 24, 2006

The Golden Age Of Steam

We live down a long lane, with a single telephone line straggling along many poles, between the branches of many trees. A few years back we lost the line after squirrels chewed through the insulation.

The night before last we lost our 512K broadband - the fastest the line will support - and the dial tone sounds like it's on a short-wave radio from Post Stanley - lots of crackles and fizzes. If the 80-mile an hour winds forecast for tonight materialise we may not have a line at all by tomorrow.

Currently the best connection I can get is 24K dialup.

Blogging, needless to say, may be light, until BT and the tree surgeon have each performed their respective magics.


Anonymous said...

Well if you will live out in the middle of bleedin' nowhere.....

AntiCitizenOne said...

Some reading for the long wait whilst your internet is being repaired by BT.