My ISP is selling its dialup operations to EarthLink. I thought I would take this time to flee.firewall
But it was not to be.
Verizon's database has my phone line listed as being capable of ADSL speeds up to and including 7.1M down / 768k up. However, once I signed up, they turned around and said, "sorry, your line is shit." Time Warner also told me to piss off, saying they have no plan to implement RoadRunner in this area.
There is a wireless ISP in Orlando, but I'm not within range for that, either. The only broadband solution available in this area seems to be satellite-based, and the latency on that is a killer (I can't even ssh over it!).
So, I guess I'm stuck with EarthLink for the time being. This royally sucks.Postscript: After another call to Verizon, the DSL order is back on, or so I hope. Supposedly it was an old order in the system that caused the new order to barf. I'm not getting my hopes up too much, though, and I'm not cancelling my dialup account yet either.
I downloaded OpenBSD 3.2 and was getting ready to install it to my firewall (which right now is running 2.9), so I could rest assured that it was capable of handling the inevitable flood of cracking attempts that supposedly come with any broadband connection. Even though the DSL installation fell flat (see above), I think I'll upgrade anyway... I need to clean things up and install snort.school
The sword of Damocles is hanging dangerously low over my head, and the horsehair is beginning to show signs of weakening.relationship
I would wait until the end of the earth for her. She may take me up on that.responses (post script)
cmiller: Ooof. Sorry, man.o/~ it's been awhile since i've gone and fucked things up just like i always do o/~ -- staind, "it's been awhile"
I was on ithink.net. Too bad... they were only the second decent ISP I've been with (after Young Harris College, back when they offered service to non-college people...)
kgb: I actually went last Saturday. It was fairly crowded, but someone from our group (from the International Circle) was chosen^Wdragged up front by the bellydancer...
Not only that, but I also got to try escargot in France. It actually wasn't bad... it sorta tasted like chicken, but I could barely tell through the sauce.