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We're Back!

Started: 2004-03-31 17:45:49

Submitted: 2004-03-31 17:50:24

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Ziyal officially returns to the world of the Internet this evening with a connection twice as fast as the old one, completely free for me. Speakeasy decided to upgrade my connection, and I wasn't about to complain. :) My ssh connection to Ziyal died around 1230, and all I had to do to get it back up and running was powercycle my DSL modem. (I should have called Gem and told her to do it.) I'm now happily downloading Debian packages at 160 kB/s; formerly, I maxed out at 65 kB/s. My uplink has allegedly doubled in speed as well, from 128 kb/s (that's bits, not bytes) to 256 kb/s.

Having rejected DOS, we're paranoid about anything that isn't
"user-friendly," that requires some adjustment on our part and a
commitment to meet the technology halfway. It's as if Henry Ford rigged
a bridle and set of leather reins to his Model T instead of a steering
wheel and clutch, and to this day we were still driving our cars the way
a 19th century groomsman would handle a horse and buggy.
- Jonathon Keats, "'You Send Me' by Patricia T. O'Conner & Stewart
Kellerman", Salon.com