After a bit less than a month’s wait our new house is finally on-line! The winter of our off-line discontent
dissolvÃ¨d . So far only at 11 Mbps when we were promised at least 12, but the ADSL modem isn’t currently on the first phone socket, so I hope to eventually be able to squeeze some more bandwidth out of the setup.
I now face the slight problem of how our desktop machine will interface with the modem in the long term. I was planning on going wireless to eliminate cables, but so far the USB dongle I bought for the purpose isn’t working very well. When it works at all it’s only giving me 6 Mbps, and I don’t know if there’s a linux driver for it. But I’ll figure it out.
In other news, portly eunuch Shitty Arnie has taken a bad whipping from one of the other neighbourhood cats and walks with a limp. The psycho feline bit off two of the claws on Arnie’s right-hand hind paw! It’s a rough ‘hood, apparently. I have taken to throwing shoes at other cats who venture into our yard, just to give Shitty Arnie some breathing room. Alas, I have yet to hit one of the trespassers.