I have mentioned the Interweb “connection” here once or twice.
The reason I am mentioning it again is that dozens [OK, a couple] of you have written to me via email, rather than via the site. I haven’t replied for the simple reason that I can’t. Well, I can but it’s a bit of a nightmare.
The connection here is a bit of a joke. I can connect but only if I am sitting within a couple of feet of the front door. Anywhere else and the connection breaks. If I try to put any stress on the connection, such as trying to watch a video the fucking thing disconnects. On top of that it doesn’t treat all sites as equals. Some sites I can get into quite quickly but others cause problems. This site for instance takes an age to load. If I try to add a comment, it can take up to five minutes. Google occasionally ceases to exist and I get a message asking me if I have correctly typed ‘google.com’!
Mail, for some strange reason just doesn’t work. I can receive mail all right but sending is just not on. No fucking way. It just whines that it can’t find the server, so I haven’t been able to reply to the dozens [OK, couple] of emails that I have received. Sorry about that.
Even if I do manage to keep the connection alive [basically by not using it] it is fucking SLOW. And I really mean SLOW. I tried measuring it and I swear the results are wrong. They couldn’t be that fast?
It took me fifteen minutes just to get that image inserted!
So if any of you are waiting for a reply from me, I’m afraid it just ain’t gonna happen.
At least you now know why.