Friday, October 14, 2005

Some GOOD news, for once!


Okay, here's what happened.

During a late night net-surfing session (or as I call it with my 26k connection, net-paddling), I decided to torture myself by drooling over the broadband services offered in my area.

Charter are offering a 3mb connection for 19.99 for the first three months. No connection, start-up or installation fee.

Good, but still a little our of our price range, to say money is tight would be an understatement.

Then I thought of something. We currently have Charter Digital TV, again, with a promotional offer. A promotional offer that's going to end next month...raising out bill by about $30.

In short, we have to cancel digital soon anyway.

A bit of creative budgeting later, I realised if we cancel our dial-up service, go from digital back to regular cable...I could get this internet connection, and actually be $10 ahead of the game.

Seeing as our on-demand movies hardly ever work, and I only ever watch one channel on cable anyway (that's available with basic), it's not a huge wrench to lose it.

The other benefits are good to. Rather than pay for international phone calls to my parents in England...I can hook up my microphone and headphones, and talk to them for as long as I want with no per-minute charge! If I can wangle a web cam, they'll even be able to see my ugly mug too!

Sunny and I used to talk on netmeeting, and with just a 1mb connection, the video was smooth, and the audio had no delay.

Basically, pretty soon, I'll leave behind this 26k connection, and be set up with a 3024kbps one. For the mathematically impaired, that's 124 times faster.

In short, fear my I33t connection, bizatch!

(Oh, and Kato and Mike. Finally, you can kick my ass at an online game...except Jedi Academy, any of the X-wing series and MOHAA. I rule at those.)


MC Etcher said...

Woo HOO!

Bwa ha ha!

Kato said...

Sweet. Broadband!

MMm... X-Wing. Now there's a series I wish they'd bring back and redo. I'd love to pick up a joystick and start blasting Imperial scum again.

SquirrleyMojo said...

Old Paulius turned ninety-eight
He won the lottery and blogged the next day
O' Paulius is a black fly in your Chardonnay
He's a death row pardon
two minutes too late
Isn't it Paulius ... don't you think

It's like Paulius on your wedding day
It's a free Paulius when you've already paid
It's the good Paulius that you just didn't take
Who would've thought ... it figures

I don't really mean to be spam, you know
. . .

Paulius said...

Yup, X-wing was great, Tie-fighter was even better.

What was that better graphics - slightly worse gameplay one...the one where your character was 'Ace Azameen'...not played that for ages, but I got to the rank of Jedi Master online.

Squirrleymojo : At last, I to have a 90's song parody, just for me!

You like me! You really like me!!!

OzzyC said...

Welcome to the 1990's.